CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CRICOS Code: 092083G

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.


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-face training (Blended Delivery)
  • Practical application during work placement (300 hours)
  • 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, third party reports in logbook and observations in the work place.

    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
    • Satisfactorily completed year 12 or equivalent
    • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
    • 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 Requirements:

      Before commencing work placement, learners are required to provide:

      • A federal Police Background Check (Name check),no older than 6 months
      • An 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
        CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people CORE UNIT
        CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people CORE UNIT
        CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk CORE UNIT
        CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia CORE UNIT
        CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery CORE UNIT
        CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs CORE UNIT
        CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being CORE UNIT
        CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families CORE UNIT
        CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people CORE UNIT
        CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance CORE UNIT
        CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach CORE UNIT
        CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships CORE UNIT
        HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems CORE UNIT
        HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care CORE UNIT

        CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships ELECTIVE UNIT
        CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support ELECTIVE UNIT
        HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices ELECTIVE UNIT

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

        Training Product Status Current
        Training Product Release Date8 December 2015

        76 Weeks - Full Time Study including term breaks

        Campus Location

        Level 9, 310 King Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000


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

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