CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Course summary

This course is delivered by UOW College (CRICOS: 02723D; RTO: 91159). UOW College is a registered business name of UOWC Ltd (ABN: 14 105 312 329).

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support will provide you with skills to complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. This qualification will enable you to work in residential facilities, carry out activities to maintain personal care for people in an aged care setting, demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters, take responsibility for your own outputs within defined organisational guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Hostel supervisor
  • Assistant care supervisor
  • Personal care worker
  • Care supervisor
  • Program coordinator – social programs
  • Care team leader
  • Residential care worker
  • Day activity worker
  • Support worker

Mandatory Documentation

The Healthcare industry requires that all students on work placement hold the following documentation.

  1. National Police Check

Students will not be permitted to attend work placement without a current police check.

Any costs associated in acquiring this documentation is in addition to course costs and at the students' own expense.

UOW College strongly recommends that students enrolling in this course consider their eligibility to obtain the above documentation prior to enrolment.

Course Requirements 

This qualification consists of 18 units of competency including 15 core and 3 elective units. They are as follows:

Code Subject Name
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services of older people
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS025 Support relationships and carers and families
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Electives
CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace
HLTHPS007 Administer and monitor medications

*Electives subject to change at UOW College discretion in accordance with training package rules and industry requirements.

Course Delivery

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support is delivered face-to-face over 3 days per week for 2 academic sessions and includes self-paced activities and a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in an aged care facility.

Work Placement

Students are required to:

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement throughout the duration of their course. During this time, students will be required to attend 5 days per week within an aged care facility, participating in a variety of shifts (including early mornings).
  • Attend work placement each session to demonstrate the application of skills and knowledge within a workplace setting.
  • Organise their own transport to and from the placement facilities.
  • Organise leave with their employer (if applicable) to attend work placement.
  • Plan financially for their unpaid work placement period.

For VET courses with work placement components:
Please Note: Course fees do not include additional uniform requirements for work placement (eg, shoes) and any other associated costs (eg, travel or parking costs). Additional costs may also be incurred to attend excursions.

Course information

Study area

Nursing and Health, UOW College Vocational Pathways

Campus

UOW College Wollongong, UOW College South Western Sydney, UOW College Shoalhaven

Course Code

930

Duration

2 Sessions over 7 months

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Entry Requirements

Only avaliable to domestic students

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Complete a UOW College basic literacy and numeracy online assessment with results of level two or higher.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College Shoalhaven, UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$10,070 (2018)

$10,070 (2018)

Payment options:



  1. Upfront payments or by instalment

  2. NSW Smart and Skilled funding may be avaliable

Schedule of fees 2018

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry to this course is not available to international students.


Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW College for this course. It provides data on students that commenced the program, and continued study beyond the census date at UOW College in 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2017

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW College admission pathways, see UOW College Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2018 UOW College VET Autumn (2 Session)

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 5 February - 11 May

Census Date: 26 February

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

2018 UOW College VET Autumn (2 Session)

UOW College Shoalhaven

Session: 5 February - 11 May

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

2018 UOW College VET Spring (2 Session)

UOW College Wollongong

 

2018 UOW College VET Spring (2 Session)

UOW College South Western Sydney, UOW College Shoalhaven

Session: 28 May - 24 August

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

2018 UOW College VET Summer (2 Session)

UOW College Wollongong, UOW College Shoalhaven

Session: 10 September - 14 December

Census Date: 1 October

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

2018 UOW College VET Summer (2 Session)

UOW College South Western Sydney

Session: 10 September - 14 December

Census Date: 1 October

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

Upon successful completion of the Certificate IV in Ageing Support, students may be eligible to apply for UOW undergraduate courses where applicable. See UOW Course Finder for information on eligible degrees. Students may also wish to use the Certificate IV in Ageing Support as a pathway to an eligible Diploma level program at UOW College.

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