Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Course Code: CHC43015  |  CRICOS: 0100456

Our Certificate IV in Ageing Support is government approved and fully accredited. Through a blend of lecture, roleplay and experiential learning, this course provides you with the skills to become a support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home, or community-based environments.

At a Glance


Tuition: $8,000
Enrolment: $250
Materials: $280






40 wk tuition
+ 12 wk holidays
= 52 weeks


Every 3 weeks

The Right Course for You?

This qualification is for you if...

The delivery of the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support is focused on students who aspire to become specialised workers in a community and/or residential setting.  It is aimed at students who are interested in leading quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.

The target student cohort shall be either:

  • Those wishing to undertake a full qualification to gain further employment in the aged care industry;
  • Those wishing to advance their career;
  • Those wishing to upskill or refresh their knowledge and
  • Those updating a previous qualification to maintain currency.

Career prospects

Working as an aged care worker.

Course Details

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support 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.

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.

Entry Requirements

All students must be over 18 years of age at the time of course commencement.

International Students must demonstrate they meet the language proficiency during the pre-training assessment, must have a minimum English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 (overall band) or an equivalent exam result recognised by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Patrol (DBIP).

Prior to course commencement, international students must secure a student visa or a temporary graduate visa that allows them to study in an Australian Registered Training Organisation.

All students must have a working with vulnerable people card (WWWVP) and national police check prior to commencement of the course.

Education Level – Minimum Year 12 minimum (Australian equivalent)

Existing skills - It is anticipated applicants will not possess specific subject knowledge and/or skills or experience in the contexts outlined in the units of competency.

Units of Study

In order to achieve the CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support, students must satisfactorily complete 18 units of competency:

15 core units plus 3 elective units consisting of:

  • At least 2 units from the electives listed in the Course outline on www.training.gov.au
  • Up to 1 unit from the electives listed in the Course outline on www.training.gov.au or any endorsed Training Package. These units must be relevant to the work outcome.  All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

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

CHCCCS021 Respond to suspected abuse
CHCPAL002 Plan for and provide care services using a palliative approach
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

Additional Information

Course Delivery

This course is usually delivered via face to face training, online and independent study. The college has adjusted its delivery because of COVID-19.

Students are provided with required texts and course materials online.

The sequencing of delivery includes:

  • Reading course texts (online) and other learning materials
  • Attending face to face classes
  • Attending to online quizzes and case studies
  • Applying learning in contexts outside of the classroom
  • Online forums for questions and information

The following techniques are employed:

  • trainer presentations and demonstrations
  • individual tasks
  • case studies
  • quizzes
  • research
  • group work.

RPL & Credit Transfer

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)

All students are provided with the opportunity to have their prior learning and experience assessed against current standards and gain recognition for this. (Recognition of Prior Learning -RPL).

Students who have successfully completed whole units of competency included in this course can apply for Credit.

RPL assessment attracts a fee for assessment of each unit.



Assessment will take place in the student’s own time.All assessment activities will be conducted by Capital college Assessors.

Assessment methods include:

  • Assessment tasks/ projects
  • Questioning/quizzes
  • Presentations

Assessment tasks are provided online via the College’s LMS with corresponding rubrics for clarity of requirements.Assessors will discuss the assessment requirements prior to attempting each task.

Assessments employ a variety of theoretical and practical tasks to assess competency. Students are provided with assessment tasks online with corresponding rubrics for clarity of requirements.

In order to achieve the BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management, students must satisfactorily complete the units of competency.

What to study next?

The award achievable on completion is a Certificate IV Ageing support. This qualification could potentially provide a pathway to a higher qualification e.g. Diploma in Nursing or similar.

Upon successful completion of the 18 units of competency in this course, students will be issued the Certificate iv Ageing support qualification. If a student does not complete the full qualification but has successfully achieved units, a Statement of Attainment will be issued upon request by the student, indicating that they do not plan to complete the full qualification.

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