CHCAGE013 - Work effectively in aged care

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Unit code: CHCAGE013 | Study level: TAFE
Footscray Nicholson


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work effectively in an aged care work context. The unit covers meeting job requirements, complying with organisational requirements and working in an aged care sector context.This unit applies to individuals who work with older people in a range of community services and health contexts. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and is carried out under regular direct, indirect or remote supervision.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each units learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • undertake work providing care to at least one person in an aged care work context that involves each of the following on at least one occasion:
  • person-centred communication
  • identifying tasks from individualised plan
  • recognising scope of own job role and referrals
  • complying with professional conduct requirements
  • recognising and reporting signs of abuse
  • seeking consent for care activities
  • working with inter-disciplinary team members
  • engaging with people and organisation using technology
  • completing workplace reports and checklists
  • maintenance and storage of workplace information
  • meeting privacy and confidentiality requirements.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the Victoria University Polytechnic e-Learning system.

As part of a course

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