How long will a Certificate IV in Ageing Support course take?

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Thinking about enrolling on a CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support course? It’s natural to have a lot of questions.

Whether you’re interested in learning more about the course, want to know how long you’ll spend in training, or are keen to find out what job options will be available when you finish, this handy guide will answer all of your common queries to help you take your next steps with confidence.

We’ll also tell you a bit more about Sage and show you how we’ll help you secure employment once you finish your training.

What is a Certificate IV In Ageing Support course?

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support course is an accredited qualification designed for those that want to advance their career in the aged care sector.

The course content expands on previous knowledge taught in courses such as Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing or Disability).

During the course, you’ll learn to provide person-centered services, foster skills development, and encourage community engagement for clients with a diverse range of disabilities.

The course also provides a pathway into supervisory and management positions, making it ideal for those already working in the industry who would like to develop the skills and knowledge to move into a senior role and advance their career.

Are there any requirements to join a Certificate IV in Ageing Support course?

While there are no formal entry requirements to the Certificate IV in Ageing Support course, we require some evidence of prior learning proving you have the necessary experience to complete the course content.

This experience could be in the form of previous courses completed or work experience in a regulated aged, disability or community centre.

To ensure you can complete the course and get the most out of your learning experience, Sage also recommends that you have access to:

  • A computer with high-speed internet
  • Basic computer software, such as Microsoft Office and a PDF reader.

In addition, the following fundamental skills and traits are highly recommended:

  • Sound language and numeracy skills.
  • Basic computer literacy skills.
  • A strong ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Those who believe they already have the necessary skills and would like to formalise the course can apply to be considered for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you’d like to find out more information, and check whether you may be eligible, contact us here.

How long will the course take with Sage?

Our Certificate IV in Ageing Support Course’s content is taught over a period of 16 weeks. However, as a customer-first organisation, we’re committed to helping all of our candidates find a study schedule that suits them.

Our clients typically complete the course content in approximately 5-7 months. However, depending on your unique situation, taking longer is fine. In total, you’ll have 12 months to complete your course from the date you start.

Our Certificate IV in Aged Care course is delivered in a blended learning setting, with a mixture of online, workplace and in-person training. Whatever your unique requirements, we’ll work with you to adapt a course schedule that meets your needs.

How is the course structured?

Core units

There are a total of 16 core units in our Certificate IV in Ageing Support course.

CHCADV001 – Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

This unit will teach you the skills and knowledge required to help clients know their rights, raise concerns and understand their best interests.

CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people

This unit will provide you with the skills needed to provide person-centred care and support wellbeing in line with the goals and ambitions of older people.

CHCAGE003 – Coordinate services for older people

This unit offers the expertise needed to provide support services to an older person through contribution to an individual service plan.

CHCAGE004 – Implement interventions with older people at risk

This unit teaches the necessary skills and knowledge to perform individual service planning and implement interventions for older people who are particularly at risk.

CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia

This unit will instruct candidates on providing personal support services to people with dementia.

CHCCCS006 – Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

This unit will teach you how to plan, deliver and monitor individualised support services, with a focus on establishing and fostering relationships to maintain trust.

CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs

This unit will provide you with the necessary skills to respond to an individual’s needs and wants, helping you to maintain quality service delivery and support the wellbeing of an older person with unique requirements.

CHCCCS023 – Support independence and wellbeing

This unit will provide you with the fundamental skills to support the independence and promote the physical and mental wellbeing of older people.

9CHCCCS025 – Support relationships with carers and families

This unit teaches the skills and knowledge required to form collaborative partnerships with the families and carers of your clients.

CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people

This unit will provide you with the expertise to work respectfully and communicate effectively with older people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.

CHCLEG003 – Manage legal and ethical compliance

This unit will teach you how to research, complete and review tasks in line with legal and ethical compliance.

CHCPAL001 – Deliver care services using a palliative approach

This unit offers the skills to provide palliative care for those with life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses and those who are declining as a result of the natural aging process.

CHCPRP001 – Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

This unit will teach you the necessary skills to maintain networks and create formal and informal partnerships to enhance the quality of your care services.

HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems

This unit will provide you with fundamental knowledge about human body systems. It will also teach you how to promote your client’s healthy physical and emotional well-being.

HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care

This unit involves the expertise required to provide support safely and efficiently, ensuring the health and safety of yourself and those around you.

Elective units

Sage offers a total of 3 elective units for this course.

CHCAGE002 – Implement falls prevention strategies

This unit will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to work collaboratively with older people, their carers and their family to minimise risks of falling.

CHCCCS017 – Provide loss and grief support

This unit teaches the necessary skills to respond to the needs of those who are grieving or have experienced loss.

CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

This unit will give you the expertise to identify, understand and respectfully handle Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety in and around the workplace.

What job outcomes can I expect from this course?

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support course is an excellent way to open new career doors or to secure a more senior position in your industry. Once you’ve successfully completed the program, you could begin a rewarding career in roles such as:

  • Residential Care Worker
  • Care Supervisor
  • Community Program Coordinator
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Day Activity Worker
  • Aged Support Worker (Community Services)
  • Care Service Team Leader

Why should I enrol with Sage?

Sage Education is one of Australia’s leading providers of holistic, accredited Certificate and Diploma courses in the aged care sector.

Since launching in 1998, we’ve helped over 4000 applicants build valuable skills and job-ready expertise to prepare them for rewarding careers in the care industries.

What makes us different? We believe a comprehensive course should be about getting you employed. That’s why we go the extra mile to help all of our graduates secure well-paid roles in relevant industries once they complete our courses.

Sage works with several top employers across Australia. Our partner businesses choose Sage graduates to fill vacancies because they believe in Sage’s training process and understand that we are providing the career-ready skills our applicants need to thrive in vocational roles.

We’re proud of our employment scheme, and we’re happy to say that we help over 80% of our graduates secure a job within 10 weeks of finishing their training.

Want to learn more about the Certificate IV in Ageing Support course? Click here for more details.

If you’d like to get in touch, contact us here. Our helpful advisers are always on hand to answer any questions you may have. We’re committed to helping you find the role of your dreams.

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