Course Code: CHC43015

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Govt Funding Also Available *Conditions Apply*

Course Description

This 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.

Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters.


26 Weeks

Further Study Pathway

After completing this qualification, individuals may undertake further studies in: HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Employment Opportunities

Job titles may include:

  • Personal care worker
  • Care supervisor
  • Care team leader
  • Residential care worker

Mode of Study

The mode of study includes:

  • Online and face-to-face training (Blended delivery)
  • Practical application during work placement (120 hours)
  • Self-study during the duration of the course

Note: The work placement will be organised by the College at the approved Aged Care facilities where the College has an agreement with.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods include written tests, projects, case study, third party reports in logbook and observations in the workplace.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

A learner may be able to apply for RPL if they have gained competency from work, other programs, courses, life experience or training provided at work that is relevant to the course. The College recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations.

Entry Requirements

  • 18 years or older
  • Sucessfully completion of Year 10 or equivalent
  • Sufficient Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Skills/ Successful completion of the College's LLN test.
  • Basic computer skills are required, however, adequate student support is available when needed.
  • Access to a computer, tablet or mobile phone, and the Internet.

Applicants with no formal qualifications and who are commencing within or have experience with older persons within a Community Services industry may also be considered for entry into the course.

Additional Requirement:

Before commencing work placement, learners are required to provide:

  • A federal Police background check (name check),no older than 6 months
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • A First Aid Course Certificate
  • Evidence of up-to-date vaccination
  • Applicants must be physically capable of doing general lifting and be prepared to be on their feet for long stretches of time.

    Nationally Recognized Training

    Course Contents/ Units of Competency

    CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients CORE UNIT
    CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older peopleCORE UNIT
    CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older peopleCORE UNIT
    CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at riskCORE UNIT
    CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementiaCORE UNIT
    CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and deliveryCORE UNIT
    CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needsCORE UNIT
    CHCCCS023 Support independence and well beingCORE UNIT
    CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and familiesCORE UNIT
    CHCDIV001 Work with diverse peopleCORE UNIT
    CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical complianceCORE UNIT
    CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approachCORE UNIT
    CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnershipsCORE UNIT
    HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systemsCORE UNIT
    HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client careCORE UNIT

    CHCCOM002Use communication to build relationshipsELECTIVE UNIT
    CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief supportELECTIVE UNIT
    HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practicesELECTIVE UNIT

    *Elective units have been selected by the College in consultation with industry experts.

    Training Product Status Current
    Training Product Release Date8 December 2015

    26 Weeks - Full Time Study

    Campus Location

    Level 9, 310 King Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000

    Contact Us

    Phone: 0061-3-9629 3693
    Fax: 0061-3-9629 7146

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