This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged care 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.
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During the course, students complete 120 hours of clinical placement to practice their skills under supervision in a health or community setting. Placement will help students to develop and consolidate skills and knowledge in a clinical environment. Placement also allows students to become familiar with employer expectations and broaden industry understanding.
100% attendance of placement is required.
A current First Aid certificate is required prior to placement. Students will also need a current Police Check, Working with Children Check and an updated immunisation record.
This placement will be offered at Upper Murray Health & Community Services (UMHCS) in Corryong, Victoria or with an alternative provider, depending on placement availability.
The Certificate IV in Ageing Support consists of 18 units: 15 compulsory core units and 3 elective units.
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
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
Meet personal support needs
Support independence and wellbeing
Support relationships with carers and families
Work with diverse people
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Deliver care services using a palliative approach
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Recognise healthy body systems
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Assist clients with medication
Address the needs of people with chronic diseases
Confirm physical health status
Provide first aid