Certificate IV in Ageing Support – CHC43015

Australian Workplace Training offers Certificate IV in Ageing Support via two delivery modes:
Online (E-Learning) and Externally

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.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Care Service Team Leader
  • Care Supervisor (Aged Care)
  • Aged Care Activity Worker
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Community Program Coordinator

An interview with a Trainer will be arranged prior to your enrolment. In this interview any difficulty you might experience with your training will be discussed, these may be language, literacy or physical disabilities. If you have any concerns or special needs please discuss them with the trainer during the interview as support could be available for you.

External and Online students study this course at their own pace, however it is anticipated the course will be completed in approximately twelve months, it can be completed earlier depending on the individual.
Students work at home with self-paced units and have access to a trainer either face to face or by phone, fax, correspondence and email for assistance. Students are required to maintain monthly contact with their trainer via phone, email or face to face (please contact reception to arrange an appointment with your trainer).

During the course we will work with you to arrange a suitable venue(s) for work placement. At the end of the course you will be expected to have completed a minimum of 120 hours of work placement to enable the assessment of your ability to implement your training under working conditions. Please discuss this with your trainer at your interview.

Please note that students completing the course through a funded initiative will be required to complete the number of work placement hours nominated in the funding agreement.

This qualification consists of 18 units; 15 core and 3 elective.
Each unit includes the relevant training and assessment materials required to achieve competency

Core Units:

CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of client
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 Manager 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:

HLTAHA013 Provide support in dysphagia management
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
BSBMGT406 Plan and monitor continuous improvement

The qualification is achieved by successfully completing all the suggested units.
This can be achieved by participating in training sessions, completing assignments and by demonstrating your ability by putting the learning into practice under working conditions during the work placement.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
Skills Recognition is available.

Course Fees:

Fee for Service Students:

Cost of course: $3600

Available Payment Plans:
Payment plan (per unit): $200 (payment to be made each time a unit is commenced)

Recognition Prior Learning: $200 per unit
Credit Transfer:                   $25 per unit

Incidental Fees:
Work Placement T-shirt:       $25
Work Placement Badge:        $4
Replacement unit fee:          $20 per unit

Industry Requirements:
After industry consultation we recommend the following short course be undertaken by students to meet industry requirements
HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely $150

More information on our Fees can be found by visiting or Course Fee Information page. Payment plans are available.

For more information or to enroll, please contact us.