In a nutshell
The Certificate IV in Ageing Support provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to care for older people and make a difference in their lives.
Students will learn the fundamentals of providing care within the aged care sector. This includes key areas like effective liaison with other healthcare professionals, supervising fellow workers, responding holistically to client issues, providing services to older people with complex needs, and assisting with medication.
The course consists of one full day or two evenings of attendance per week for theory and practical sessions. Face-to-face attendance is supplemented through completion of self-directed learning packages, workbooks and assessment materials, and valuable on-the-job experience is gained through 120 hours of practical work placement.
What you’ll need
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- You must be an Australian citizen or have a permanent humanitarian visa or visa with study rights; AND
- You must reside in Western Australia; AND
- You must complete the Core Skills Test; AND
- You will also need to:
- Have successfully completed Year 12 or its equivalent in Australia, OR
- Apply based on your work and/or life experience.
In this aged care course, the subjects you may study include:
- HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
- CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people
- CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs
- CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
- CHCCCS023 - Support independence and wellbeing
- HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia
- HLTHPS006 - Assist clients with medication
- CHCCCS009 - Facilitate responsible behaviour
- CHCAGE004 - Implement interventions with older people at risk
- CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
- CHCCCS006 - Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
- CHCCCS025 - Support relationships with carers and families
- HLTAAP002 - Confirm physical health status
- HLTHPS007 - Administer and monitor medications
- CHCCCS017 - Provide loss and grief support
- CHCPAL001 - Deliver care services using a palliative approach
- CHCAGE003 - Coordinate services for older people
- CHCADV001 - Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
- CHCPRP001 - Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Why Open Colleges?
Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. All courses are delivered by correspondence, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.
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: