Akadia Training Toowoomba, Ageing Support Nationally Endorsed Course
Take the first step to a rewarding career in aged care.
If you are looking at entering the aged care or disability sectors we would love to talk to you about your possible career options and guide you through the enrolment process.
When you enrol in study with Akadia Training, you will have access to a team of trainers with current industry experience, while also receiving face-to face and ongoing support from the Akadia Family.
Our course is designed to be able to fit around your busy family and work life. It features a rolling enrolment, which means that you can study when it suits you without having the pressure of not being able to meet deadlines with the study and assessment.
Cert IV in Ageing Support
The Certificate IV in Ageing Support reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services, either in residential, home or community based environments.
Students who commence this course will learn how to take responsibility for their own outputs and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.
Students will also learn about, and be required to demonstrate leadership within your scope of practice.
To successfully complete your qualification, you will require access to or be employed in an Aged Care Service. This allows you to participate in and demonstrate the skills required for successful completion of your training. If you require assistance with gaining access to an Aged Care facility please let us know and we may be able to help you.
RPL is a form of assessment and is offered to all students once they have enrolled into their qualification. RPL provides an opportunity for a range of knowledge and skills relevant to this qualification and the job role to be assessed and recognised before formal training commences.
RPL will require you to discuss your experience with your trainer, gather evidence to support the RPL process, and participate in a workplace observation visit with your workplace supervisor and one of our trainers.
If a student has existing qualifications that may be related to this qualification, they will be encouraged to present those qualifications or Statements of Attainment (SOA) to their trainer. Existing qualifications or SOA will be assessed against the requirements of the current Certificate IV in Ageing Support to determine if any credit transfers are appropriate.
Our flexible Aged Care training program is designed for new and existing workers to the aged care industry. It will allow you to continue working as well as complete your Aged Care Training program, which may take between six months to up to two years to complete. The time taken to complete your studies depends entirely upon how much time you can dedicate to your training.
Our trainers will make scheduled site visits to your workplace to assist you. These visits will be scheduled after negotiation with your workplace and yourself and will provide you with tuition, learning support, complete assessments and conduct workplace observations. You will still be required to do some study and complete assessments in your own time.
There are two ways an individual can enrol into a qualification with Akadia Training; as a fee for service students or under a subsidised funded program. There are two subsidised government funded programs by which you can enrol into a Certificate III Qualification with Akadia Training and they are explained below.
The User Choice program provides a State Government funded contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland trainees. This program is for permanent employees and will be considered trainees. All trainees are expected to contribute to the cost of training. The amount that each trainee will contribute may differ depending upon the choices the trainee makes.
The Certificate 3 Guarantee program (C3G) provides a Government subsidy towards the training cost for unemployed or employed individuals (casual or permanent) undertaking an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) certificate level III qualification. The subsidy does not cover the full cost of the training and all participants are expected to contribute to the cost. The student contribution fee for completing training under this program is $10 per unit, or $130 qualification. Some participants will be eligible for a 15% concession (eligibility criteria does apply).
The full fee (fee for service) to complete your qualification is $3250.
Students who graduated from year 12 last year (must have evidence of completing year 12 in Queensland) are able to access Fee Free Training as part of the Queensland Government’s Great Skill Real Opportunities Action Plan. This is available for students enrolled in Certificate III in Individual Support.
Once training has commenced, refunds will be given on a pro-rata basis, in accordance with the agreed training plan. For those units students have commenced training in, (those in which resources and/or any training has been received) fees will be refunded on a pro rata basis. If fees have been paid in advance and training has not commenced nor resources issued, then fees for those units will be refunded in total. Students may appeal in writing to the Training Manager regarding this refund policy. If a student withdraws from a workshop or agreed training session without notifying Akadia, a refund will not be issued for that unit or workshop.
For all enquiries regarding fee for servicing training, or either of the subsidised programs, please contact us.