CHC43015 / 0101715

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Course Overview:

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.

This course has a minimum of 15 supervised scheduled face to face course contact hours on campus per week as well as 5 distance / online education hours per week. This comes to a total of 20 hours per week. Students are also required to undertake reading, activities, research, assessments and homework

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Practical Experience:

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Career Outcomes:

  • Nurse’s Aide
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Care Team Leader
We provide a number of options to fund your enrolment.
  • Pay in full
  • Payment plan

Recognition of Prior Learning:

We understand that you may have many skills and areas of expertise that you have obtained in different ways and these are recognised through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process, which may reduce your study duration.

Entry Requirements:

All students are required to have a working with children check (Blue Card) prior to undertaking their work placement.

  • 16 years old or above
  • Completion of Year 12 / High School overseas or AustralianYear 11 or equivalent
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent
  • Pass CB LLN test
  • Police clearance


Core Units
  • CHCADV001
    Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • CHCAGE001
    Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCAGE003
    Coordinate services for older people
  • CHCAGE004
    Implement interventions with older people at risk
  • CHCAGE005
    Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCCS006
    Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
  • CHCCCS011
    Meet personal support needs
  • CHCCCS023
    Support independence and well being
  • CHCCCS025
    Support relationships with carers and families
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG003
    Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCPAL001
    Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • CHCPRP001
    Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • HLTAAP001
    Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTWHS002
    Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Units
  • HLTAID003
    Provide first aid
    Implement falls prevention strategies
    Provide individualised support

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Course Details

Course Code

CHC43015 / 0101715


39 weeks


Domestic & International

Delivery Mode

  • On Campus
  • Distance* *Domestic students only

Requirements of Enrolment

  • Completion of at least Year 11 from an Australian secondary school or overseas equivalent, or
  • Proof of equivalent competency in core skills to a level appropriate for the course being applied for* and
  • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and
  • Police Clearance and
  • Minimum 18 years of age (international students)
  • IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) (international students)

*Proof of competency may include but are not limited to professional, work and life experiences, other accredited or non-accredited study.

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