Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015) CRICOS CODE 0100802

Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015) CRICOS CODE 0100802

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support prepares you to care for Australian seniors effectively in residential facilities and their homes, making real change in their lives.

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and / or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

Course Highlights

As part of this course, you will take part in the following activities:

  • An organised industry work placement (minimum 120 hours)

  • Ability to apply your skills in our practical training environment

  • Provide first aid CPR Training

Entry Requirements

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, candidates need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Certificate IV level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Minimum of IELTS 5.5 with no individual component score less than 5.0 or equivalent

  • Over 18 years of age at the commencement of the course

  • Pre-training review to assess individual needs and that the individual can demonstrate ACSF working level 3 for all indicators.

  • Basic computer skills.

Additional Requirements

  • A satisfactory National Police Check (NPC) and where a student has resided in another country from the age of 16, as a permanent resident or citizen, they will be required to provide a Statutory Declaration.

  • Immunisation certificate – not all facilities have this as a mandatory requirement but students should be prepared to attain this immediately, if required.

Employment Opportunities

The following employment opportunities are available to students who complete this qualification:

  • Aged Care Activity Worker

  • Care Service Team Leader

  • Care Supervisor (Aged Care)

  • Senior Personal Care Assistant

Practical Placement Hours

All students will be required to complete a minimum of 120 hours work placement in an Aged Care Facility.

+ Course Fees

Total Fees: $12,000 ($11,750 Tuition fee, $125 Enrolment fee, $100 Material fee and $25 Polo shirt) payment plans available – see link for full course fee structure

Note: The student tuition fees as published are subject to change.

+ Delivery

This course is delivered face to face in a classroom environment with a combination of interactive workshops with opportunities to participate in practical application of skills and knowledge through, practical industry based simulated training activities and workplace participation.

Mode of study

On Campus – Ringwood

2019 June Intake : 3 days per week : Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday 9:00am to 4:10pm

2020 March Intake: 3 days per week: Wednesday – Thursday – Friday 9:00am to 4:10pm


Duration – 50 Weeks including term breaks, allowing sufficient time to develop the necessary skills and knowledge in each unit.

120 hours work placement in a suitable workplace e.g. aged care, home and community or community service organisation.

Units of Competency

  • Facilitate individual service planning and delivery (CHCCCS006)

  • Meet personal support needs (CHCCCS011)

  • Support independence and wellbeing (CHCCCS023)

  • Support relationships with carers and families (CHCCCS025)

  • Manage legal and ethical compliance (CHCLEG003)

  • Deliver care services using a palliative approach (CHCPAL001)

  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships (CHCPRP001)

  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability (CHCDIS007)

  • Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)

  • Confirm physical health status (HLTAAP002)

  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)

  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)

  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients (CHCADV001)

  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people (CHCAGE001)

  • Coordinate services for older people (CHCAGE003)

  • Implement interventions with older people at risk (CHCAGE004)

  • Provide support to people living with dementia (CHCAGE005)

  • Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)


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