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:

  • Classroom based training
  • 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 5.5 or equivalent
    • 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:

      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
      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 1, 55 Swanston Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000


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

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