CHC40212 Certificate IV in Home and Community Care

CHC40212
Certificate IV in Home and
Community Care
Information Package
CHC40212 Certificate IV in Home and Community
Care
The Community Services sector in Australia is growing rapidly and there is an increasing
need for skilled, qualified workers. We are happy that you are interested in developing
your career by completing the Certificate IV in Home and Community Care with
3Bridges Community!
Certificate IV is a nationally recognised course delivered to industry standards. It
includes skills and knowledge for working with clients in their homes and other
community settings within defined organisational guidelines and service plans.
Who is this qualification designed for?
This qualification is designed for those who:
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Report to service managers and are responsible for liaising with professionals and
other service providers
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May be required to supervise and/or coordinate a number of workers
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Provide services to clients with complex needs and/or work with groups of older
people
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May include training and supporting clients to maintain their independence and
community participation which is provided as part of an activities program in a
variety of community and home settings
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Carry out activities related to maintaining an individual’s well being through
personal care and/or other activities of living
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Maintenance worker, personal care worker, transport support worker or support
worker.
Why choose to study with 3Bridges Community?
3Bridges Community highly values the role of Home and Community Care workers in
Australia and our trainers have practical experience within the Home and Community
Care industry as well as experience in providing quality training and adult education. We
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provide flexible options for learning, via workshops or using Recognition of Prior
Learning.
Our workshops are highly engaging, interactive and enjoyable. You will have the
opportunity to learn with other workers in the community services sector, share ideas
and build an ongoing network.
What subjects will I cover?
There are nineteen (18) units of competency that must be completed to attain
Certificate IV in Home and Community Care. This includes three (3) pre-requisite units,
six (6) core units and nine (9) elective units. All of these units are offered through
3Bridges Community.
Along with attending face to face sessions all learners are required to complete
assessment tasks in their own time. This extra work may include research, further
reading and a compulsory 50 hour work placement under supervision. If you believe you
may have trouble finding a suitable work placement please contact us before you enrol.
Entry requirements
To be eligible for enrolment in the Certificate IV in Home and Community Care, you
must first have studied the following units from CHC30312 Certificate III in Home and
Community Care (or their equivalent):
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CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people
CHCDIS301C Work effectively with people with a disability
CHCICS304B Work effectively with carers
These pre-requisite requirements may be obtained prior to the commencement of this
course through training programs offered by 3Bridges Community or through a
recognition process.
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In addition, the student will need to meet the following requirements:
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Oral communication and effective interpersonal communication skills
Learners are expected to complete Language, Numeracy and Literacy test during
enrolment
Current Police Clearance Certificate check is usually required by the work
placement organisation
Suitability for working in the aged care sector
Can I have my current skills and knowledge
recognised?
If you have already completed any of the units included in the Certificate IV in Home
and Community Care or a similar qualification, that has the same units of competence,
simply provide evidence, such as an academic transcript or certificate listing the unit
name and code, for our assessor to review.
If you have relevant work or personal experience and would like to apply for RPL you
will need to gather a portfolio of evidence supporting your application. Please contact
us for more information on the RPL process.
How long will it take to complete the
qualification?
Time frames for each student depend on a number of factors, including your own work
schedule, the method you choose to complete the course such as RPL or attending
workshops, and if you need to resubmit any assessment tasks.
When can I start?
There are a number of intakes each year for Certificate IV in Home and Community Care.
The first course starts on Wednesday 4th February 2015, running every Wednesday until
the end of June 2015.
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How do I enrol?
Simply complete the Expression of Interest form, Student registration form and 100
points for identification purposes in this application package and return to 3Bridges
Community via email, fax or post.
What is the cost?
As a not for profit, community based organisation, 3Bridges Community heavily
subsidises student fees. Each student will be invoiced on enrolment. Subsequent
payments will be invoiced on a quarterly basis. To complete the course using RPL, the
fee is 75% of the full fee. 3Bridges regularly sources funding for training to keep costs
down. If you are currently working in the aged, disability or home and community care
sector, there are a number of partially funded places available for the February 2015
intake. Course fee now $1050. If you are not working in the sector, the fee is $2100.
What assessments are required?
Assessments are conducted using a variety of methods including:
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Questioning both verbal and written
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Role plays
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Sample workplace documentation
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Self assessment
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Group work
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Observation
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Case study scenarios
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Work placement
If you believe you may experience difficulty completing any assessment please contact
us as alternative arrangements may be made.
3Bridges Community offers a variety of support services to assist students during their
studies. Such services are offered through a range of activities and resources including
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one-on-one learning support appointments, personalised assignment feedback and
revision sessions. If you need help at any stage throughout your course, our friendly
trainers are on hand to assist.
What is included in the cost?
All workshops and assessments, comprehensive feedback, all course materials including
Learner Resource Books and Learner Workbooks, support from tutors and staff, and
statement of attainment or qualification at the completion of the course.
Qualification
Your academic transcript and nationally recognised qualification will be issued by
3Bridges Community and sent to your postal address. Certificates are issued after you
have submitted all of the required assessments and they have been marked as
competent.
Do you have further questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact 3Bridges Community on
8558 4000 or [email protected]
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CHC40212 Certificate IV in Home and Community Care
Course Structure
Pre requisite Units
Unit Code
Unit Name
CHCAC318B
Work effectively with older people
CHCDIS301C
Work effectively with people with a disability
CHCICS304B
Work effectively with carers
Core Units
Unit Code
Unit Name
CHCAC416A
Facilitate support responsive to the specific nature of dementia
CHCCS411C
Work effectively in the community sector
CHCHC401B
Coordinate and monitor home based support
CHCICS402B
Facilitate individualised plans
HLTHIR403C
Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
CHCWHS312A
Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work
Elective Units
Unit Code
CHCMH411A
CHCCS400C
Unit Name
Work with people with mental health issues
Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
CHCDIS410A
Facilitate community participation and inclusion
CHCAC317A
Support older people to maintain their independence
CHCCS426B
Provide support and care relating to loss and grief
CHCORG406C
Supervise work
CHCCOM403A
Use targeted communication skills to build relationships
CHCORG423C
Maintain quality service delivery
HLTWHS401A
Maintain workplace WHS processes
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Expression of Interest Form
Course you are interested in:
First Name
Surname
Home address:
Best contact
number:
Organisation where you work:
Organisation address:
How long have you worked there?
Your role title:
Your supervisor’s Name
Supervisor’s phone number:
Supervisor’s email:
Is your supervisor aware of your
intention to study this course?
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Is your organisation able to support
you to complete the compulsory 40
hour work placement and sign the
relevant documents?
Is your organisation paying the course
fee? If not, please give us more details.
Have you done any training in the past
3 years? (please indicate details below)
YES
NO
Non-accredited:
Accredited:
Describe your duties in your current position
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Tell us why you would like to do this course:
Thank you for your interest in this course. Our staff will contact you soon to
discuss your enrolment.
The Training team
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