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RTO Code: 3113 CRICOS Code: 00124K (Melbourne) 02475D (Sydney)
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Program Overview

This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.

Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters.

There is a workplacement requirement to complete this course.

Industry Requirements

You must complete a pratical workplace placement to complete this course.  Before you commence the placement you are required to hold a valid police check.  We will assist you to apply for this when you attend an enrolment session.  Please note that fees required are additional to the course fees.

Program Information Sessions

General Enquiries: +61 (03) 9919 8259



    Program Fees and Charges

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    If you have worked for a period of time and feel confident that you can do a particular job, but don't have a formal qualification, then Skills Recognition (RPL) will benefit you.

    A Skills Recognition online tool is available for this qaulification, which means that you can complete the process in your own time at your own pace. The online tool can be accessed here.


      Program Contact

      General Enquiries: +61 (03) 9919 8259



        Program Structure

        The delivery model for this course employs a blended/flip classroom methodology. Learning and reinforcement of skills occurs through a range of delivery methods which accommodate the learning styles of a diverse student cohort and which fit with their lifestyles.

        6 hour long weekly workshops delivered in face-to-face mode are attended by all students. Workshops are repeated regularly to accommodate regular enrolments into the course. Therefore if a student misses a session or requires another opportunity to clarify or reinforce the content, this opportunity is available to them. As the workshops are run frequently in order to suit the availability of students. Students move through the material efficiently and at a pace which matches their rate of learning. Students requiring specialist LLN support can access this via LLN specialists on campus and through the twice weekly drop-in-sessions offered at Footscray and Werribee campuses. 

        Online modules provide the content and learning material which is essential to the course. Students are able to access this material at a time which is suitable to them and to revisit the material and review areas which require further reinforcement. At all stages of their online learning, students can access support from an Aged Care Teacher via eLearning resources, discussion boards, email, telephone and text messages. Responses to student enquiries are always made within 24 to 48 hours. As the materials and support are available at all times, students who require additional time to complete the learning material or additional support from a teacher are able to access it.

         CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

         CHCLEG003 Manage legal and eithical compliance

         CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

         HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

         HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care 

         CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

         CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being

         CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

         HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

         CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families 

         CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

         CHCAGE003 Co-ordinate services for older people 

         CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk

         CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

         CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

         CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaboraive partnerships

         CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

         CHCCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease 

        A core component of the Certificate IV in Ageing Support qualification is the embedding of 150 hours of practical work placements into the course. There is one practical placement allocations built into the course timetable, it comprises of:

         o   150 hours of practical placement

        o   20 days at an approved aged care provider

        During the placement a Victoria Polytechnic designated work placement teacher will observe students and provide feedback in the student’s workplace/logbook student record book.

        Placement is arranged for you by Victoria Polytechnic.

        Pathway Opportunities

        Pathway opportunities at Victoria University following successful completion of this program may include: Successful completion of the Certificate IV Ageing Support may pathway into the Diploma of Nursing – please note students must meet the all entry requirements to gain entry into the Diploma of Nursing. 



          Workplace Health & Safety

          Your health and wellbeing during your study with Victoria Polytechnic is of the highest importance to us.  It is important that you are aware of health and safety when you are attending workshops or practical labs at Victoria Polytechnic and in the workplace. Victoria Polytechnic requires students in this course to complete an course induction including Health and Safety and you are required to adhere to the Victoria University Health and Safety policy and procedures whilst on any Victoria University or Polytechnic campus.

          This course requires the following Dress Code: 

          Dress Code - practical lab class & industry placement:

          • White T shirt or Polo shirt --singlet or long sleeves may be worn underneath "T"
          • Black or Navy Trousers
          • Closed toe shoe/boots- low heel, non-slip soles (WHS requirement)
          • Minimal jewellery
          • Hair clean and tied up if below the shoulders
          • Finger nails short and no nail polish
          • Minimal makeup/perfume
          • Assigned Name Tag (provided)

          Good Personal Hygiene (because you are in close proximity to your residents/clients)

          • Clean clothes
          • Clean shoes
          • Deodorant
          • Shower/Oral Hygiene
          • Wash hands regularly

          Unacceptable Dress Code

          • Untidy clothing
          • Thongs
          • Ugg boots or similar
          • Mini skirt
          • Tummy/underarms or cleavage exposed

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