Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Course Code CHC43015
Course Title Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Location Melbourne City Campus, Other Regional Locations
Intake Dates Monthly
Fee Type Government Funding, Concession, Full Fee
Duration Traineeship: 2 years
Non-Traineeship: 1 year
Start Date: Days of Week: Location: Day/Night:
15 July, 2019 Monday & Tuesday City Day
1 August, 2019 Thursday + 8-hour touchpoint (Friday) Werribee Day

Course 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.

Course Structure

Work placement

120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
Students must have the current National Police Check prior to the commencement of their work placement (National Police Check https://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/services/criminal-records/national-police-checks#process).(National Police Check https://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/services/criminal-records/national-police-checks#process).


Assessment methods may include:

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

Units of Competency

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

Core Units

CHCADV001 – Facilitate the interest and rights of the clients
CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE003 – Coordinate services for older people
CHCAGE004 – Implement intervention 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

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Applicant will be required to successfully complete an ACSF language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment.
Learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.



Learners who successfully complete this qualification may pathway into further study options:

  • CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services

Your Career

This course will provides you an opportunity to enter into the workforce involving job roles such as:

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Hostel supervisor / Assistant hostel supervisor
  • Personal / Residential care worker
  • Care supervisor / team leader
  • Program coordinator – social programs
  • Day activity worker & Support worker


Fee Types

Government Funding Concession Full Fee
 $128.00  $25.60  $10,753.00


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* Eligibility criteria applies
* Material fees may apply
* The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment