Our training is delivered by fully qualified Trainers and Assessors with many years of industry experience, in our state of the art training room that fully caters for vital practical experience. Being able to practice on the right equipment for the job will enable you to be job ready when you graduate.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive not only a CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support (which is a nationally recognised qualification), but also the statement of attainment for HLTAID003 – Provide first aid. This gives you peace of mind that you will be ‘job ready’ when you seek employment.
What the Qualification will allow you to do.
After successfully completing this course you will have the opportunity to seek employment in the following roles:
- Care worker
- Personal Care assistant
- Community Support worker
- Aged Care Activity worker
- Care Services Team Leader
- Care Supervisor – Aged Care
Depending on where you work, you may be performing tasks such as; personal care (showering, dressing, grooming, toileting), assistance with nutrition and hydration, taking vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature etc.), bed making, manual handling and much more.
In order to be able to attend this course you will need to:
- Be at least 17 years old.
- You must have a clear criminal record that will be verified through a National Crime Check.
- You must be physically fit in order to be able to attend manual handling tasks.
- You must be able to satisfactorily pass a literacy and numeracy assessment.
Home study is essential and you will be expected to attend your major assignment at home during your course.
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Units covered in Casey College’s CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support
To obtain this full qualification, you must achieve competency in the units listed below. There are 18 units in total, made up of 15 compulsory “core units” and 3 “elective units”. The elective units have been chosen after consideration and consultation with the industry.
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients||Core|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people||Core|
|CHCAGE003||Coordinate services for older people||Core|
|CHCAGE004||Implement interventions with older people at risk||Core|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia||Core|
|CHCCCS006||Facilitate individual service planning and delivery||Core|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||Core|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and well being||Core|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families||Core|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||Core|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance||Core|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach||Core|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships||Core|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||Core|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||Core|
|CHCAGE002||Implement falls prevention strategies||Elective|
|CHCCCS017||Provide loss and grief support||Elective|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||Elective|
The following assessments must be attended to successfully complete this qualification, we will also assess your Foundation skills to ensure that you have the skills and knowledge that are most attractive to your future employer. Assessment of these Foundation skills is a continual process carried out throughout the course.
|AS01 - 01||Written Assessment|
|AS01 - 02||Written Assessment|
|AS01 - 03||Written Assessment|
|AS03||Work placement Report|
If you pass all of the assessments outlined above, you will receive:
- CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support
- HLTAID003 – Provide first aid Statement of Attainment
Please note: You must successfully complete the assessments AS01 and AS02 to be eligible to attend work placement. You must successfully complete the assessments PFA01 and PFA02 to receive your HLTAID003 – Provide first aid Statement of Attainment.
On completion of your assessments you will be deemed to be ‘Satisfactory’ or ‘Not Yet Satisfactory’. A “Not Yet Satisfactory” will mean that you will need to provide more information or evidence, or demonstrate the task or activity again.
If it is determined that you are ‘Not Yet Satisfactory’, or you fail to attend your assessment an additional fee may be applicable. A meeting will be arranged with your Training Consultant to discuss what will be required and when it will be attended.
We have fair processes in place if participants wish to question any assessment results. You can appeal any decision made by the RTO.
Duration & Scheduling
Duration & Scheduling
The estimated duration of the course is over 18 weeks. This consists of 14 weeks for theory, practical, study and assignments, with 2 days per week in the training room which is followed by your mandatory 3 weeks (120 hours) full time work placement at an Aged Care Facility (which we will arrange for you).
The facilities we use will provide you with a great learning environment, where all of your skills will come together. During the work placements, you will be assessed by one our trainers to determine your competence (see assessment tab). Work placements are Monday – Friday and are usually morning shifts from 6.00am to 3.30pm.
Casey College has a flexible learning approach which allows you, up to 18 months to complete this qualification. This means that you do not have to complete your qualification in the estimated timeframe of 17 weeks as stated above. Individual arrangements can be made, should you require assistance, please speak with your training consultant.
How we deliver our course
Casey College believes that a varied approach to learning is the way to accomplish great outcomes. During your learning experience you will have the opportunity learn and practice using a number of different delivery modes including:
- Face to Face classes
- Practical Days
- Online Study
- Home Study
You will be able to practice all of the skills in our training rooms that are equipped with a full size training manikin, hospital beds and all other equipment that you will be using at work placement. This ensures that you will feel confident and competent before going out into the workplace.
Some of you may already have prior learning that may be able to be used towards RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) to find out more information please contact the Casey College office.
Costs & Dates
‘This training is subsidised by the NSW Government’
Please contact us on (02) 8778-7777 to obtain a quote or go to: https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/are-you-eligible.
Please contact us for the next available date.
National Crime Checks
All participants who wish to attend a nursing qualification must undertake a National Crime Check (NCC). As per the Aged Care Principles, restrictions apply to people who have convictions on these checks.
To allow the Course Consultant to assess your situation, Applicants must declare any convictions on their criminal record prior to enrolment. Nursing Homes who are offering work placements for Casey College students have the right to refuse access to a student because of criminal charges.
If the facility partnering with Casey College, refuses to provide the participant with a placement, Casey College will not seek placements with other facilities due to the administrative costs and compliance issues. All work experience facilities require a copy of the NCC Record and participants must ensure the facility receives a copy prior to work placement. Failing to abide by any of these requirements may result in withdrawal from the course, and please note that fees will not be refundable.
Unique Student Identifier or USI
As of the 1st January 2015 anyone studying Nationally Recognised training in Australia will be required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI links to an online account that contains all your training records and results (transcript) that you have completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. Your results from 2015 will be available in your USI account in 2016.
When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, you will often need to provide your training records and results (transcript). One of the main benefits of the USI is the ability to provide students with easy access to their training records and results (transcript) throughout their life. You can access your USI account online from your computer, tablet or smart phone anytime.
You will need to apply for a USI and supply Casey College with this in order for us to issue your certificate/s at the end of your course. For further information please go to: http://usi.gov.au/Students/Pages/default.aspx
You will be required to wear a white collared shirt, black smart pants and flat fully enclosed shoes with a non-slip sole for work placement.
Immunisation for Nursing Courses
If you are attending a nursing course, Casey College strongly recommend that you see your doctor for advice on getting vaccinations prior to work placement.
NSW Health has provided a list of immunisations that students should undertake prior to clinical placements:
- Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough)
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella
- Hepatitis B vaccination
- Varicella (chicken pox)
- Influenza (this injection is necessary if your clinical placement falls during the flu season)
Please be advised that some facilities may not accept participants who do not have these immunisations or may ask that you sign a waiver form.
Who you can go to for information.
Your main point of contact will be your Training Consultant. Training Consultants manage all administrative aspects of your enrolment and are there to support you. You will also be able to ask your trainer for advice and assistance during the course.
During work placement, you will be provided with a workplace buddy, however, your Training Consultant is still your main contact point for any matters.
Contact details for your location are on our website or at the end of this handbook.
All course materials will be supplied by Casey College and are included in your course fee unless specifically stated. Most of our materials have been developed in-house by industry specialists and are updated on a regular basis. They cover and exceed the requirements that your current or future employers are looking for. Our materials are clear and easy to follow. You can ask to see them when you come in for your enrollment. If you need replacement of any course material including workbooks and assessment packages, a charge will apply of $30.00 per folder and $10.00 per assessment.