CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

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Certificate IV in Ageing Support

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Course Overview

This Course will teach you many of the important aspects of the day to day caring for elderly individuals within your community.

This qualification addresses work primarily in residential facilities within defined organisation guidelines and service plans.

These Workers:

  • Carry out activities related to maintaining an individual's well being through personal care and/or other activities of living.
  • May provide services to individuals with complex needs, and/or work with groups of older people Work may include training and support to promote independence and community participation, which may be provided as part of activities and programs in a variety of settings including residential and centre-based programs
  • Report to service managers and liaise with professionals and other service providers
  • May be required to supervise and/or coordinate a limited number of other workers. Report directly to a supervisor and are not responsible for other workers.

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • A written application form
  • Successful completion of Year 11 in Australia, or of an equivalent overseas qualification
  • Over 18 years old at the time of enrolment
  • Successful completion of LLN assessment
  • Identification Documents
  • A Photo ID

Why should I study this course?

As the population continues to age, there is a rising number of career opportunities for people who have the talent, care and skills to provide encouraging assistance to older people. This course is for those currently working in the aged care sector and are able to meet specific criteria to take their experience to management level. You will learn critical skills in service coordination, financial management, goal-based planning, whilst being able to provide services to older people with complex needs, advocate for clients, facilitate support for personal care needs, coordinate information systems, supervise fellow workers and much more.

What will you learn

  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • Implement interventions with older people at risk
  • Provide support to people living with dementia
  • Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
  • Support independence and well being

What is the Course Structure?

This course consists of 18 units, 15 units are core and 3 units are elective. Students must successfully complete all units to gain their qualification.

Training delivery consists of formal structured training and assessment of the practical application of the theoretical knowledge acquired through the structure training over the duration of the training program.

Minimum 20 hours weekly study which may comprise of 12 hours of classroom based study & 8 hours of home study.


Full time: 52 Weeks
Part Time: Up to 2 year


This course can be delivered in number of ways, please contact IETS to discuss your preferences.


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15 Units of Competency

Career Choices

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Personal care worker
  • Care supervisor
  • Care team leader
  • Day activity worker
  • Hostel supervisor

Work Placement

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake a range of Diploma level qualifications within the CHC Training Package, or other Training Packages.

This course includes a total of 120 hours of professional work placement at an approved Aged Care Facility or at a home and community care organisation. You may also arrange your own work placement.

Please be aware the Facility providing you with your practical work placement may require you to take precautionary vaccinations.

You may also be required

  • National police certificate
  • Volunteer or Student Declaration
  • Health screening and any necessary vaccinations
  • Understanding of the Code of Conduct for the Department of Health in your state or territory

What Units am I gaining knowledge in?

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 wellbeing
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
CHCAGE006 Provide food services
CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations

Assessment Method

Assessment is based on competency (the ability to demonstrate specific skills).All assessments are to be submitted electronically unless otherwise stated by your trainer.

Funding Opportunities

Course fees can vary by state and are based on a number of different factors. Please refer to our Funded Courses pages for more information, or call us to discuss the most appropriate funding or payment option for you.

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