CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support for Existing Workers - Northern Beaches Community College

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CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support for Existing Workers

Next course intake May 2024.

This course is currently available fee free under NSW Fee Free funding to anyone who meets the following criteria:

  • An Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder
  • Aged 15 years or older
  • Not at school (excluding home schooled students)
  • Living or working in NSW.

Our delivery of this qualification is designed for people currently working, or who have recently worked, in the aged care or home and community care sectors. If you have a Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015 you will receive credit transfer for a number of the units of competency in this course. Undertaking this course will advance skills and knowledge to provide better support and assistance with elderly people’s daily routines, prepare for the responsibility to supervise other workers and critical skills in development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.

Learn or reinforce skills including

  • 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
  • Support independence and wellbeing
  • Support relationships with carers and families
  • Deliver care services using a palliative approach

Employment opportunities with this qualification include:

  • Hostel Supervisor
  • Care Supervisor
  • Care Team Leader
  • Program Coordinator – Social Programs
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Client Liaison

Course outcomes include

  • Completion of a nationally recognised industry qualification
  • A First Aid Certificate
  • Experience providing care in a care service facility

Available as a Traineeship

This qualification can be completed through a traineeship pathway. Please contact Mairead O’Leary on 9970 1001 or email for further information. New entrant traineeship: $0.

Course entry requirements

  • This course has been structured specifically for those who have previously completed Certificate III in Aged Care, Certificate III in Individual Support or equivalent. If you have not completed any of these qualifications, talk to us about an alternative training pathway.
  • Telephone or personal meeting with our Training Coordinator who will provide course information and answer your questions to ensure this is the right course for you before you enrol.
  • Students will need to obtain a current National Police Check (less than 1 year old) prior to work placement. NSW Police Check
  • Current Influenza Vaccination, if required by work place.
  • Unique Student Identifier (see information below).
  • Successful completion of an NBMC English language, literacy and numeracy quiz to determine that you have appropriate skills to successfully complete the course.
  • COVID-19 vaccination as required by Public Health Orders

What you need to know about this course

  • The College offers part time evening courses. See below for class options.
  • Attendance may be in person at a College Campus or online by Virtual Classroom using Zoom (see below for online learning requirements).
  • The course is delivered using a blended learning model which includes timetabled classroom/virtual classroom attendance, weekly flexible directed self study hours and 120 work placement hours.
  • Students will need to allow regular weekly hours throughout the course for directed self study for the completion of learning and assessment tasks.
  • There are no classes during school holidays.
  • If attending the theory component of the course by virtual classroom, there may be some training sessions when you will need to attend the campus for practical skills training.
  • The course may be delivered in the College’s fully equipped training room by our qualified and industry experienced trainer/assessor.
  • 120 Work placement hours are required – your relevant paid workplace hours will contribute to this requirement.
  • Some Work placement hours may be required to demonstrate clinical skills that cannot be demonstrated in your workplace.
  • 18 units of competency must be successfully completed to achieve this qualification. These are listed in the pop up list located above the class options below.
  • A timetable will be provided on course commencement detailing theory, practical and work placement training sessions.
  • On Campus study during COVID-19 – please click here to learn about the additional safety measures being taken at College Campuses to help protect everyone on site.

About work placement

  • A minimum of 120 hours of work placement is required – your paid workplace hours will contribute to this requirement.
  • Some Work placement hours may be required to demonstrate clinical skills that cannot be demonstrated in your workplace.

Are there Assessments?

  • Competency based assessment of each unit of competency in the course will be conducted through a mix of assessment methods including case studies, theory tasks, projects and practical demonstration.
  • Some units of competency require assessment of practical skills during work placement.
  • You will receive clear assessment instructions and an opportunity will be provided for resubmission of assessments if required.

Pathway to Further Training

There are many pathways you can follow into more specified fields of nursing once you gain this entry level qualification. The Certificate IV in Ageing Support provides a pathway to the Diploma of Nursing.

Eligibility for “NSW Fee Free” Training

The NSW and Federal Governments have signed an agreement to deliver more fee free vocational education places in NSW in 2024 for priority qualifications including Certificate IV in Ageing Support – training to commence between 1 July and 31 December 2024. Fee-free places are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.

To be eligible you must be:

  • an Australian Citizen/Perm Resident/NZ citizen/humanitarian visa holder or a partner visa holder whose sponsor is a humanitarian visa holder
  • aged 15 years or older, and
  • live or work in New South Wales, and
  • no longer be at school or equivalent (excluding registered home schooled)

If you meet the above criteria, along with the Course Entry Requirements, you can apply to study this course fee free (includes course resources but students are responsible for the cost of obtaining a police check). Note: Classes will run subject to sufficient enrolments being received.

Course cost

If you do not meet the above eligibility criteria the cost for this course is $5500 - $8500 depending upon credit transfer for units previously completed – please contact the College for payment options.

College Trainers

All NBMC Trainers/Assessors are current industry professionals with the required qualifications to deliver and assess this course. Trainers draw upon and share their own experiences in the industry to ensure that the training delivered to you is current and relevant. For information about individual trainers, please click on the trainer name in the class details below for the trainer’s bio.

Student Support

Please advise our Training Coordinator at your initial telephone or personal meeting if you require additional support in your learning. This will allow a support plan to be devised before you commence your course.

Why study at Northern Beaches & Mosman College?

Enjoy smaller class sizes, a personalised relationship with your trainer, face-to face teaching sessions and qualifications that include real life work experience, when you choose to study at the three-campus Northern Beaches & Mosman College (NBMC).

With classes available across the Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore in Narrabeen, Brookvale and Mosman, the College offers increasing numbers of accredited and vocational qualifications. Students include those looking to upskill, to change career direction and school leavers keen to step onto a career pathway. Courses on offer can lead directly to employment and/or go towards future learning opportunities.

Virtual Classroom using Zoom

Zoom is easy to use video conferencing software with a simple set up. You will be able to see your trainer and classmates and interact as though you were in the same room, all from the comfort of your own home!

This is what you need to join a Zoom classroom:

  • Understanding the basics of using Zoom – see our free Zoom tutorial by clicking here.
  • Access to a computer, laptop or iPad/tablet; and
  • A webcam* so that you can be seen by the trainer; and
  • A microphone* so that you can participate in the class and be heard by the trainer; and
  • A good Internet connection.

*If you have a laptop computer a webcam and microphone is usually built into the top of the screen frame. Smartphones and iPad/tablets also contain cameras and microphones.

Once you have watched our free tutorial and experimented with Zoom, if you still have questions, we are offering free Q & A Zoom sessions with one of our experienced trainers. See our Zoom page for available dates by clicking here.

National Recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster. Any student who believes they may be eligible for RPL should discuss this with our Training Coordinator on enrolment.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015 it is a requirement of the Federal Government that all students undertaking nationally recognised training will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This involves an easy online application. See USI Fact Sheet for information on how to apply for a USI go to the Unique Student Identifier (USI) Website for additional information.

Please ensure when completing your enrolment information, that the details relating to your name are identical to those on the identification evidence (eg passport or driver’s licence) used when creating your USI, eg no abbreviations or nicknames should be used. Once created, it is important that you keep a record of your USI and access to your accredited training records in a safe place. You will need this information for any future enrolments into accredited training in Australia. Please contact the College on 9970 1000 if you require assistance.

To Enrol or for Further Information

  • Commence the enrolment process by completing the application below.
  • Contact Mairead O’Leary on 9970 1001 or email for further information.

Training in priority qualifications is fee-free and fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth Governments.

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015.
  • Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
  • Support independence and wellbeing (CHCCCS023)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people (CHCAGE001)
  • Meet personal support needs (CHCCCS011)
  • Support relationships with carers and families (CHCCCS025)
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance (CHCLEG003)
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships (CHCPRP001)
  • Coordinate services for older people (CHCAGE003)
  • Facilitate individual service planning and delivery (CHCCCS006)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Implement interventions with older people at risk (CHCAGE004)
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
  • Provide support to people living with dementia (CHCAGE005)
  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients (CHCADV001)
  • Deliver care services using a palliative approach (CHCPAL001)
  • Implement falls prevention strategies (CHCAGE002)
  • Assist clients with medication (HLTHPS006)
  • Provide first aid (HLTAID003)
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support for Existing Workers

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Students are required to be currently employed in the Aged care sector (in order to apply 120hrs of work placement against their work hours).  The dates listed are the classroom hours only, and do not include additional self-directed study/learning hours. *Please note due to the nature of this course out of area students are unable to enrol as NBMC staff, required to oversee any supervised practical units, are not in a position to travel out of area.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • Both coming to mix with other students & learning. (Anne from NARRABEEN)
  • Great group of participants together with an outstanding facilitator in Susan Pocock who was knowledgeable, engaging, friendly, inclusive and had a sense of humour.
  • I really enjoyed the class teacher and other students
  • I enjoyed every topic and trainer knowledge and experience
  • Our trainer Sue was exceptional - such great industry knowledge and always so professional the way she used zoom to present our classes. Very well run course thank you

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