Course Details
Award Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Start Date FLEXIBLE START TIME
National Code CHC43015
Attendance 1 x 6hr workshop held monthly on Saturday 9.30am to 4.00pm, 1 x 2hr face-to-face tutorial session held fortnightly on Friday 10.00am to 12.00pm and 1 x 1hr web conference session per week Wednesday 7pm to 8pm - Wagga Wagga campus room CLG02
Delivery Location Wagga Wagga
(enrolment via Wagga Wagga)

Overview

This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments.

Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.

Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

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Students can expect to study 15 hours per week for 36 weeks to complete the requirements of this qualification. Learning will be a combination of classroom sessions, at Wagga Wagga campus, tutorial sessions and web conferences as well as a program of self-directed learning in the student’s own time and work placement.

There are 120 hours of work placement required to complete the assessment requirements of units included in this course. Students must work in the Aged Care industry or have access to an aged care workplace to complete the assessment requirements of units in this course.

Students will be required to use a computer with internet access and be computer literate.

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Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Other Requirements
WORK PLACEMENTS

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.

1. NSW HEALTH

Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx

2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:
http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES

Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

4. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT

Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm

Fees & costs

The fee for this course is $1990.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. This criteria will determine your exact fee. Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a concession fee or a fee exemption.  In claiming the concession or exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Students who are eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or credit transfer from previous study will have their fee adjusted to reflect this.  The amended fee will be confirmed by Training Services NSW and will be reflected in the adjusted Student Fee Statement.

Payment Plans are available through TAFE NSW Riverina Institute for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. Students should refer Instalment Plan options for relevant details.
To activate your eligibility you must pay the student fee component PRIOR to commencement of learning activity.

Please contact your nearest Riverina Institute campus or call 1300 TAFE RI (1300 8233 74) and let our friendly staff help you enrol in the right qualification, work out your fees and what you’re eligible for and we can get started!   For more info visit https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/

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Unit NumberStudy Units What you'll learn
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
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