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S2954 ORIENTATION TO AGED CARE WORK (CHCAC3C)
WA Unit NumberS2954
Unit TitleOrientation to aged care work
National Unit NumberCHCAC3C
 -About this Unit
This unit describes the roles and responsibilities by the worker in their role as a carer to perform work that reflects an understanding of the structure and profile of the residential aged care sector and key issues facing older people in the community. This unit applies to all workers in the aged care sector, or those working with older people. .
Unit Hours50
 -Pre-requisites
This unit has no pre-requisites
 -Elements Of Competency/Learning Outcomes
CHCAC3C/01 - Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and profile of the aged care sector
1. All work reflects an understanding of the key issues facing older people and their carer/s
2. All work reflects an understanding of the current philosophies of service delivery in the sector
3. The impact of ageing demographics on funding and service delivery models is recognised
4. All work reflects an understanding of current legislation
CHCAC3C/02 - Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy of positive ageing
1. Personal values and attitudes are taken into account when planning and implementing work activities
2. Ageist attitudes are recognised and managed through the support of the appropriate person
3. The impact of consumerism on service delivery is recognised
4. Work reflects an understanding of the individuality of ageing
5. Work practices minimise the effects of stereotypical attitudes and myths on the older person
CHCAC3C/03 - Support the rights and interests of older person
1. The older person and/or their advocate/s is encouraged and supported to be aware of their rights & responsibilities
2. All work demonstrates a commitment to access and equity principles
3. Strategies are adopted to empower the older person and/or their advocate/s in regard to their service requirements
4. Information is provided to the older person and/or their advocate/s to facilitate choice in their decision making
5. Recognise and report to an appropriate person when an older persons rights are not being upheld
6. Services are provided regardless of diversity of race or cultural, spiritual, or sexual preferences
7. Information is provided to the older person and/or their advocate/s regarding mechanisms for lodging complaints