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Certificate IV in Ageing Support

This course is for those seeking a role supporting older Australians.

TMG College Australia    


Program Overview

The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support program 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.

For the International Course Guide, Application Form, International Student Handbook and more, visit our International Students page



CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support TMG College Australia


Program Details

  • Program Code & Title

    CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

    CRICOS Code: 093821D

  • Subjects

    The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support requires 18 Subjects.

    Core Subjects:

    CHCADV001 – Facilitate the interest 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 Subjects:

    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

    Intended overseas students must satisfy the following requirements: 

    • Age: Must be 18 years or over 
    • English proficiency level: An IELTS Band 5.5 or equivalent OR undertake a TMG College Australia English language test 
    • The ability to obtain a Police Check - Police Check required for Industry Work Placement 
    • Successful completion of Year 12 or its equivalent


    Students are required to undertake a Language Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Assessment. These will assist with identification of any support needs.

  • 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

    Assessment Methods may include: 

    • Written Questions 
    • Project Work 
    • Case Study’s 
    • Role plays 
    • Workplace Based Tasks/Observations  
  • Duration and Intensity

    52 weeks (including 12 weeks of holiday).

  • Delivery Mode

    TMG College Australia Provides the following delivery options: 

    Face to face training 

    In person Classroom Based training delivered at TMG College Australia sites. Face to Face delivery includes both theory and practical activities which are supported by structured Work Placement. 

    Structured Work Placement 

    As part of this course, Students will be required to undertake a minimum 120 hour’s practical placement in a Residential Care or Community Care Setting. 

    Offsite training 

    TMG College Australia can deliver training and undertake assessments using facilities at a Students Workplace, or in a mobile manner (e.g. delivery at a regional/remote location for a specific period or for a specific training course).  

    Mixed mode training 

    A combination of various delivery modes. Also known as "Mixed Delivery" or "Blended Learning". This includes Online, Face to Face and Workplace Based.

  • Pathways

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

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

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

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

    Course fee - $11,250.00

    Material fee - $200.00


  • Locations

    This qualification is available in the following regions: 

    • Melbourne CBD 
    • Box Hill 
    • Werribee 
  • Upcoming Classes


    • January 31
    • April 25
    • July 18
    • October 10


    • January 30
    • April 24
    • July 17
    • October 9
  • Credit Transfer

    We provide Credit Transfer with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification, if the CT request is equivalent in content and learning outcomes with TMG’s matched qualifications.

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    We provide Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where student work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL result is subject to the quality and amount of the evidence submitted by the Student to TMG. 

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