CHCAGE003

Coordinate services for older people

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Unit Information about the CHCAGE003 training material in this resource

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to provide services to an older person. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan.

This unit applies to workers in a residential or community context, or those in personal care or support services that work with older people. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and is carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

Unit mapping information

No equivalent unit

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Foundation skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Unit sector or competency field

None specified.

Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units

None specified.

Assessment conditions

Skills must have been demonstrated in an ageing support workplace with the addition of simulations and scenarios where the full range of contexts and situations have not been provided in the workplace. These are situations relating to emergency or unplanned procedures where assessment in these circumstances would be unsafe, impractical or threatens the dignity of the older person.

The following conditions must be met for this unit:

  • use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:

    • individualised plans and any relevant equipment outlined in the plan

    • organisation guidelines for abuse or neglect

Overall, assessment must involve workplace interactions with older people, colleagues, families/carers and working with the older person’s individualised plan.

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.