Certificate IV in
Ageing Support

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CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
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Begin with this qualification to pave your way into the aged care sector. Designed specifically to meet the needs of the aged care industry, this course will equip you with the concepts and skills to provide personalised assistance to individuals who require support as they age, apply safe work practices for their health and safety, and support their independence and well-being. This course will build on your current knowledge of direct service work and client support, enabling you to make a positive uplift in their lives.

Successful completion of the course will qualify you to work in varied fields beyond an aged care facility such as clinics, home care facilities, and residential establishments.

Work placement/ industry experience

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Entry Requirement

There are no entry requirements for this course, however students are required to undertake the Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and Pre -Training Review. This will assist to determine candidate’s suitability and relevance for the course and identification of any support required.

National Police Check required before undertaking work placement.

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support.

Education Pathways

  • CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support
  • CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health
  • CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services

Funding, Eligibility and Course Fee

Victorian residents who undertake classroom-based or blended training may be eligible for Commonwealth and Victorian Government Funding (Skills First previously known as Victorian Training Guarantee). Use our easy Eligibility Checker to find out if you’re eligible for Victorian Government Funding. Funded places are limited, so be sure to make a timely application!

For more information, refer to the Course fee.

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Course Units

This course has 18 units of competency:

  • 15 core units
  • 3 elective units
Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients Core
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people Core
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people Core
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk Core
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia Core
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery Core
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs Core
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing Core
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance Core
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach Core
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships Core
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion Elective
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability Elective
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs Elective

Nationally Recognised


Course Duration

52 weeks

Delivery Mode

  • Classroom Based
  • Workplace
  • Distance Learning
  • Virtual/Blended

Career Opportunities

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