Certificate IV in Ageing Support

This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialized tasks and functions in aged-care services in residential, home or community-based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organization guidelines and maintain quality through the development, facilitation and review of individualized service planning and service delivery.

Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organization 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 practical work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Duration52 Weeks
National CodeCHC43015
CRICOS Code107250D
Delivery ModeFace-to-face: 13.5hrs/week
Online: 6.5hrs/week
Tuition Fee$12,000
Enrolment Fee*$200
*Non-refundable

Course Structure

The following unit of competencies are covered in this course:

Unit NameCore/Elective
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clientsCore
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older peopleCore
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older peopleCore
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at riskCore
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementiaCore
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and deliveryCore
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needsCore
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeingCore
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and familiesCore
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse peopleCore
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical complianceCore
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approachCore
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnershipsCore
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systemsCore
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client careCore
CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategiesElec
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief supportElec
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised supportElec
Note: electives are pre-selected

Work placement

Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in a disability services workplace for the unit CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing. This will enable the students to acquire the skills and knowledge they require to work in a disability services workplace.

Entry Requirements

Students must be aged 18 or above and have satisfactorily completed a CIII qualification in related fields of study.

English proficiency requirement:

  • IELTS overall score of 5.5
  • TOEFL (iBT) score of 65
  • PTE Academic score of 42

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

AIC staff will review an applicant’s language, literacy and numeracy skills during the application process with writing tasks and one-on-one interviews. If the review determines the applicant would benefit from a thorough language, literacy and numeracy skill assessment, AIC staff will discuss further options with the applicant as outlined in its Enrolment Policy.

Pathways from the qualification: 

The students who undertake the CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support is provided with advice of further training options. Students who gain this qualification can further their study in a range of Advanced Diploma and Community Service degrees qualifications.

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors.

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

•        Community Program Coordinator
•        Residential Care Worker
•        Support Worker (Community Services)
•        Care supervisor
•        Accommodation Support Worker
•        Care Team Leader
•        Personal care worker
•        Personal care giver
•        Assistant Hostel Supervisor
•        Personal care assistant
•        Residential care office
•        Day Activity Worker