CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support


If you’re passionate about providing quality care to the elderly, the Certificate IV in Ageing support is the perfect, comprehensive qualification for you. In the course, students gain broad knowledge of elderly care, including specialized training for dementia, palliative care and assisting clients with medications. This qualification is perfect for both existing workers looking to upskill from a Certificate III level, or those looking to enter a career in the Aged Care sector.

With a Certificate IV in Ageing Support, you can work in roles such residential care or community support worker, or enter a role in a supervisory position within a care team such as care team leader or community support coordinator.

If you’re looking for a qualification to enhance your knowledge and skills in the Aged Care sector, then this course is for you!

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.

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

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Course Duration

0.5 – 1 Year
The timeframe to complete the qualification is a maximum of 1 year.

Course Delivery

The course is provided through trainer led classroom mode of delivery.


Assessment method which include the following:

  • Face to face (classroom) delivery
  • Self-paced structured e-learning
  • Simulation based training
  • Simulated based assessment
  • Summative assessments
  • Work placement
Entry Requirement

There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course. However, it is strongly advised that individuals complete lower-level qualifications and/or acquire industry experience prior to enrolling in the course.

AICE has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

    • Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above.
    • Applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 3 for all indicators.
    • It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

Additional Requirements For Work Placement
  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP) / NCC will be required for all practical placements.
  • Working with children Check
  • Current Vaccination/Immunization Certificate and Proof of Immunity
Qualification Requirements

Students must complete a total of 18 units including 15 core units and 3 elective units listed below.

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

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
HLTAID011 Provide first aid

Students enrolled in this course must complete a mandatory work placement of 120 hours. Note: students are required to source their own work placement.

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Pathways to Further Study

Candidates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the community sector such as;

  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing.
  • HLT57715 Diploma of Practice management.
Employment Outcome

After successful completion of the program, the candidates may gain employment in aged care service center, disability support center, residential group homes, training resource centers, day respite centers and open employment services, other community settings and clients’ homes.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Community program coordinator.
  • Care Team Leader.
  • Care Supervisor.
  • Residential Care Worker.
  • Support Worker (Community Services).
  • Accommodation Support Worker.
  • Personal care worker.
  • Personal care giver.
  • Assistant hostel supervisor.
  • Personal care assistant.
  • Residential care officer.
  • Day Activity worker.
Course Fees

The total tuition fees for CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support is:

AUD $3,200 Fee for Service.

Course Intake Dates and Enrolment


Please contact office staff on 08 6373 2425 to find out or any further queries related to the enrolment process.

Course Duration : 0.5 – 1 Year
AQF Level : 4
Course Delivery : Face to face
Campus : Perth: Mezzanine Level 109 St Georges Terrace | Perth | WA 6000

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