CHCAGE004

Implement interventions with older people at risk

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Unit Information about the CHCAGE004 training material in this resource

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in partnership with older people and their carers to implement interventions in the context of an individualised plan to reduce risk.

This unit applies to support workers in a residential or community context. Work performed requires a range of well-developed skills where some discretion and judgement is required. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs under 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 units:

  • use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including relevant assessment tools

Overall, assessment must involve some real interactions with older people, colleagues, families/carers and the use of individualised plans.

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