Course Code: CHC43015

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

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.


33 Weeks - Full Time Study

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:

  • Classroom based training
  • Practical application during work placement (300 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
  • Applicants who have completed a minimum of Year 11 or equivalent or
  • Sufficient Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Skills/ Successful completion of the College's LLN test.

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:

All applicants are required to submit to a Federal Police background check (name check) before commencement of the learners' work placement.

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

33 Weeks - Full Time Study

Campus Location

Level 1, 55 Swanston Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000

Contact Us

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

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