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Certificate IV in Ageing Support


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Certificate IV in Ageing Support – CHC43015

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Course Overview

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Personal Care Attendant or Support Worker.

You'll develop the skills and responsibility to become a team leader. You'll be involved in all aspects of high quality service planning for residents/clients, and will provide support and supervision to staff within your organisation.

You'll undertake a work placement as part of your training, so you have a chance to develop your skills in a real care setting.

This course can be delivered on campus, or as a Traineeship, and is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme for eligible students.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Aged Services industry. Roles you may be eligible for include:

  • Personal Care Worker
  • Aged Care Worker
  • Disability Worker

You may find employment in a range of settings, including hospitals, aged care facilities, and community programs.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the Diploma of Nursing or the Diploma of Community Services.

Course Dates & Times

Benalla - Samaria Road

3 Days a Week - Starts 16 July - 9am - 4pm - Public On Campus / 2019

Starts Monday 3rd Feb, 3 days a week, 9am - 4pm / 2020

Starts Monday 13th July, 3 days a week, 9am - 4pm / 2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Subsidised Trainee
4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession)
5. Full Fee
Course Materials

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.

Applicants are also required to:

  • attend a formal interview
  • have a current National Police Check, Working with Children’s Check and First Aid Certificate
  • provide up to date immunisation details
  • complete all GOTAFE required enrolment documentation for the year they are enrolling in.
Core Units
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Coordinate services for older people
Implement interventions with older people at risk
Provide support to people living with dementia
Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
Meet personal support needs
Support independence and wellbeing
Support relationships with carers and families
Work with diverse people
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Deliver care services using a palliative approach
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Recognise healthy body systems
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Units
Lead effective workplace relationships
Use communication to build relationships
Assist clients with medication
  • Practical Placement
  • Research
  • Presentation
  • Role play
  • Practical Simulation
  • Written

Robyn Claughton

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions, participate in online sessions and attend industry placement 1 day per week. The online sessions will include access to online resources, completion of activities and assessments and trainer support via our LMS.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

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