This qualification is delivered as a Blended model which means the majority of work you will complete will be done both indpendently and within your workplace.
(Note. Blended learning requires learners to have access to suitable duties within the workplace which facilitates practical assessment.)
We schedule delivery of the Certificate IV in Ageing Support over 6 months.
As a Blended Learner you have available to you 6 practical workshops during that time, that can be used for tutorials or one-on-one learning support with your trainer.
On successful completion of the Certificate IV in Ageing Support there are possibilities for supervisory roles available to you.
Home Care Team Leader
A role of a Home Care Team Leader can be varied and exciting. You may be responsible for leading the staff and managing clients for a particular function in Aged and Disability.
You may be required to:
- Lead and supervise Professional Care Workers and Support Service Workers
- Assist in the assessment and preparation of client’s care plans
- Conduct Work Health and Safety inspections
- Manage the service delivery and support services to clients and
- Closely collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team
Home Support Assessor
As a Home Support Assessor you may be required to conduct in-home face-to-face home support assessments with clients on a daily basis, using a standardised national assessment process. You will work together with clients to develop individualised support plans to achieve wellness and healthy ageing goals, as well as matching and referring clients to appropriate support services.
The Client Liaison roles undertake assessment, support planning, packaged care coordination and case management activities designed in collaboration with the client to assist them to achieve their identified goals. In addition, these positions may also have Team Leader responsibilities.
As an Activities Officer you will be responsible for promoting emotional and physical rehabilitation of clients. Through recreational activities that promote holistic wellbeing, including providing residents with quality care and actively supporting them, you will help them to maintain the skill level, independence and mobility they that they require, along with providing respite support to their family/carers.
You may be required to:
- Plan, prepare and deliver a range of social and recreational activities
- Provide support to the clinical management team;
- Contribute to positive client outcomes and client Care Plans.
Areas of Employment
You might work in:
Hospitals providing assistance with education to patients for the purpose of improving their; lifestyle choices, diet, and exercise tolerance
Residential Aged Care Facilities providing support to client participating in recreational activities
In-home Aged Care providing and delivering assessment and support planning to people so that they may continue to live in their homes
Disability Services and Mental Health Services supervising other staff or managing group home environments