A worker in ageing support works with people from vastly different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Mothers, fathers, grandparents and great grandparents who need support from others to live with care or in care facilities.
+ Residential Care Worker
+ Residential Care Officer
+ Care Supervisor
+ Day Activity Worker
+ Personal Care Worker
+ Care Team Leader
+ Aged Care Supervisor
+ Duration: 52 weeks
A worker in ageing support works with people from vastly different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Mothers, fathers, grandparents and great grandparents who need support from others to live with care or in care facilities. Ageing Support workers:
support the elderly at home and in regulated care services
plan support activities to enhance socialisation, good mental health and physical condition of residents and clients
setting up indoor and outdoor activities and entertainment
supporting residents and clients exercise their mental agility
preparing and managing medication intake
Students must have access to a computer or laptop to complete the course.
National Code: CHC43015
Units: 18 units (15 core & 3 electives)
Location: Level 5, 250 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Delivery Mode: Blended Delivery, Online Virtual Delivery plus 10 Face to Face Practical Workshops and Work-placement
Duration: 52 weeks
Assessment: Students must successfully complete all assessment activities including written assessment, scenario, roleplay, portfolio, workplace-based tasks and assessor observations
Prior experience: if you have previously worked in care services, home care or in a similar role, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning and if you hold a certificate III in Individual Support or similar you may be eligible for Credit Transfer
Government Funded: $250 (Concession $40)*
Traineeship: $250 (Concession $50)^
Full Fee: $7,950
Enrolment fees include additional resources required for the course and student ID charges. For additional service fees, such as re-assessment fees, please refer to the Domestic Student Handbook.
This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding, to eligible candidates.
* Eligibility criteria applies.
^Eligibility criteria apply. Trainees may be eligible for State and/or Federal Funding.
A nationally recognised qualification in Ageing Support is about gaining the skills and knowledge to work in aged care environments supporting older people in services or in their own homes. You could become…
Residential Care Worker
Residential Care Officer
Day Activity Worker
Personal Care Worker
Care Team Leader
Students must complete a Pre-Training Review, meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill standards for Certificate IV level study and demonstrate that they are a suitable candidate for this course.
Age at Commencement
It is recommended that students have attained the age of 18 by the course commencement date.
MCIE welcomes people with disabilities to apply. Approval will be subject to the person being able to undertake all tasks and requirements of the course.
All participants require a Unique Student Identification (USI) number. If you do not have a USI number you can apply for one online at https://www.usi.gov.au/students or you can give MCIE’s admin staff permission to apply on your behalf.
Students are required to have sufficient information technology skills to access the online learning content, enter answers to the questions in the written assessment and communicate with their trainer via email, the student portal and/or through the learning management system.
There are no formal pre-requisites for this course.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) are available.
Candidates may be required to provide evidence of the following for work placement (requirements vary according to host employer policies):
Working with Vulnerable People Check
National Police Check
Current First Aid Certificate
Flu Vaccination and COVID-19 Test
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.
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