About this course
Offering training, skills and knowledge to assist your career in residential, home and community-based aged care environments, the Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015) from The Gordon TAFE will ready you for work at a senior or supervisory level.
This course covers essential theory and includes a work placement to ensure you also obtain a practical understanding of the aged care sector. You will gain the skills to develop, facilitate and review individual service plans for clients.
In addition, you’ll gain knowledge and understanding of the following:
- Legal and ethical compliance
- Healthy body systems
- Safe work practices
- Palliative and dementia care
- Maintaining relationships, partnerships and networks
Delivered on-campus and through industry placement, you’ll exit the course with an understanding of the responsibilities and duties required of you in your professional career.
Assessment will take the form of:
- Hands-on projects
- Workplace tasks
- Written assignments
- Industry placement
- Team projects
The course includes 120 hours of mandatory work placement arranged by The Gordon. The hours for placement will reflect industry shift hours.
You are required to obtain a Police Check prior to commencing your work placement. This must be dated the year you commence your course. You will also need suitable, neat attire including a polo shirt, black or navy pants and flat, non-slip shoes.
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To be eligible for this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Have an appropriate level or language, literacy and numeracy skills, to be assessed prior to intake
- Attend a compulsory information session and interview
- Complete a literacy and numeracy assessment
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be available for skills and knowledge obtained through previous study or other relevant experience.
In this health services course, the units of competency you may study include:
- 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
- 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
- CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
- CHCCCS001 - Address the needs of people with chronic disease
- HLTHPS006 - Assist clients with medication
- CHCAGE002 - Implement falls prevention strategies
Why The Gordon?
The Gordon is an award-winning TAFE that has been providing high-quality education and training for over 125 years. As one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria, it services more than 19,000 students each year. Thanks to three purpose-built campuses – in Geelong City, East Geelong, and in Werribee – students are provided with a hands-on learning experience in settings modelled on real-world industry environments. The Gordon also boasts one of the most comprehensive and diverse course ranges in all of Western Victoria, with over 230 accredited qualifications to choose from. Students receive the added benefit of access to The Gordon’s pathway program, which provides articulation and credit transfer opportunities at Deakin University.
East Geelong – 2 Fenwick St, Geelong VIC 3220
Geelong City – Boundary Rd, East Geelong VIC 3219
Werribee Learning Centre – 9 Bridge St, Werribee VIC 3030
The Gordon offers its students access to an array of support services, including academic resources and on-site facilities to help make your time on campus happy, healthy and supportive.
The Gordon Library and study support team is on hand to provide personalised assistance with everything from essay writing to note-taking, and also includes an English as an Additional Language (EAL) program for non-native English speakers. Tailored services are also available via the Aboriginal Education Unit and Disability Support Services offices. Career guidance can be sought from the Careers team at any time, and for anyone struggling with personal hardship, a free and confidential counselling service is available at both the Geelong City campus and East campus.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations: