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About This Course

Please find all the course details below. Don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or require advice – our friendly Student Services Team is always happy to assist.

Course Overview

  • Provide care for ageing citizens with a Certificate IV in Ageing Support. This course teaches students to undertake specialised tasks in aged care services.

    Students will learn to support independence and empower older people, coordinate health services for older people, and provide support to people living with dementia.

    Elective units provide the opportunity to learn additional skills including coordinating home support, providing food services, and provide care to people with complex needs.

    We provide a number of study options that enable students to enrol and learn either On-Campus or via Distance.

    Regardless of study mode selected, all courses at NIET are built around a robust digital learning platform, with access to rich multimedia learning resources, and online assessment submission.

    Trainers are made available to provide tutoring and assistance, and NIET also offer interactive webinars and workshops to help facilitate your learning success.

    Students are required to attend 120 hours of work placement in aged care hour or community care facilities.

Course Units

  • Core Units

    • CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
    • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
    • CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
    • CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
    • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
    • CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
    • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
    • CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
    • CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
    • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
    • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
    • CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
    • CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
    • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

    Elective Units

    • CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
    • CHCAGE006 Provide food services
    • CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
    • CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
    • CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs
    • CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service
    • CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
    • CHCCCS018 Provide suicide bereavement support
    • CHCCCS021 Respond to suspected abuse
    • CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
    • CHCCCS022 Facilitate independent travel
    • CHCCCS026 Transport individuals
    • CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
    • CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
    • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
    • CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
    • CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
    • CHCPAS001 Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care
    • CHCPAS002 Provide pastoral and spiritual care
    • CHCSET001 Work with forced migrants
    • CHCSOH001 Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
    • HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
    • HLTAHA013 Provide support in dysphagia management
    • HLTAHA019 Assist with the monitoring and modification of meals and menus according to individualised plans
    • HLTAHA021 Assist with screening and implementation of therapeutic diets
    • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
    • HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
    • HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices
    • HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
    • HLTHPS007 Administer and monitor medications
    • HLTOHC002 Inform and support patients and groups about oral health
    • HLTOHC003 Apply and manage use of basic oral health products
    • HLTOHC004 Provide or assist with oral hygiene
    • HLTOHC005 Use basic oral health screening tools
    • HLTOHC006 Apply fluoride varnish
    • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
    • HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
    • BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
    • BSBFLM306 Provide workplace information and resourcing plans/li>
    • BSBINM201 Process and maintain workplace information
    • BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
    • BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace
    • BSBMGT406 Plan and monitor continuous improvement
    • BSBWOR204 Use business technology
    • TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
    • TAEDEL404A Mentor in the workplace

Career Outcomes

  • Graduates of this course will be qualified to work in the Health Industry, and may find work as Personal Care Assistants, Aged Care Workers, Care Supervisors, and Care Team Leaders.

University Pathways

This course articulates into the following pathway courses:
Name of UniversityDegreeCreditsCredit Type
Southern Cross UniversityAssociate Degree of Health4Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Social Science4Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Social Welfare4Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Arts4Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Psychological Science4Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Art and Design4Official Non-Packaged

Where & When

    • Brisbane Intake: monthly
    • Hobart Intake: monthly
    • Delivery Mode: face to face and online

Entry Requirements

  • The training package does not have any entry requirement, but NIET’s specific course entry requirements are:

    • Education
    • Be of legal working age
    • Australian Year 11 high school certificate or equivalent; or
    • Pass NIET entry test
    • English
    • (International student only)
    • IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent; or
    • Pass NIET entry test

Tuition Fees

    • Domestic Full Price: $5,000
    • Offshore International student: $8,000
    • Prices are indicative. Detailed pricing, terms and conditions will be provided in the Letter Of Offer when you apply.

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