Certificate IV in Ageing Support – International

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Course Code CHC43015
Course Title Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CRICOS Code 093821D
Duration 52 weeks (including 12 weeks of holidays)

Main Intake Dates

February, April, July, October

Location CBD Campus – 400 Queen Street, Melbourne

Program Overview

The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.

Program Structure

Work placement

As part of this course, students will also be required to gain a minimum of 120 hours of work experience in a regulated aged care environment. Students must have a Police Check prior to the commencement of their work placement.


Assessment methods may include:

  • Projects / Research Reviews
  • Underpinning Knowledge questioning
  • Direct Observations & Demonstration
  • Written Assignment & Case studies
  • Simulated work place activities
  • Workplace Practicals
  • Supervisor reports

Units of Competency

The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support requires 18 units of competency:

Core Units

CHCADV001 – Facilitate the interests and rights of the clients
CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE003 – Coordinate services for older people
CHCAGE004 – Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS006 – Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS023 – Support independence and well being
CHCCCS025 – Support relationships with carers and families
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 – Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPAL001 – Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCPRP001 – Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

CHCAGE002 – Implement falls prevention strategies
CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues
CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

All other electives available on request
Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment


Entry Requirements

Students must satisfy the following Age, English and Academic requirements:

  • Age: must be 18 years or over
  • English Proficiency Level: an IELTS Band 5.5 or equivalent OR undertake a TMG English language test.
  • Academic: Successful completion of Year 11 or its equivalent.



The further study pathways available to learners who undertake this qualification include:

  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
  • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

Your Career

The following employment pathways are available to learners who complete this qualification:

  • Nursing assistant
  • Care worker
  • Personal care worker / assistant
  • Assistant in nursing
  • Home care assistant
  • Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions)


Course Fee


Other Fees Estimated Fees
Material Fee $200