CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support

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.

Possible job title includes:

  • Community Program Coordinator
  • Residential Care Worker/Officer
  • Support Worker (Community Services)
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Assistant Hostel/Care Supervisor
  • Personal Care Worker/Assistant
  • Day Activity Worker, Care Team Leader

Total number of units = 18 (15 core and 3 Electives)

Recognition of Prior Learning

All individual students are offered the opportunity to apply for RPL, please see the student handbook or enquire at the college for the procedure on how to apply.

Note: Please refer to the Enrolment Form for the terms and conditions of enrolment, which includes: Enrolment and Selection; Training Guarantee; Course Fees, Payments and Refunds; Course Fees paid in Advance.

Amount indicated is in Australian Dollars.

The RTO reserves the right to change the unit sequence within this training as required please refer to the Enrolment Form for the terms and conditions of enrolment, which includes: Enrolment and Selection; Training Guarantee; Course Fees, Payments, and Refunds; Course Fees paid in Advance.


52 weeks (40 weeks of delivery + 12 weeks of holiday)

Mode of Delivery:

Blended Learning

14 hours/week:  Face-to-Face

6 hours/week:   Online Study

Approx. 5 hours/week: Self-Paced Study

Work Placement:

A minimum of 120 hours of practical placement hours to be completed

Mode of Assessment

Observation/Practical Skills, Written Questions, Case Studies, Simulation, Presentation

Course Fee and Payment Method(s)

Tuition Fees

$9,000 (52 weeks)

Additional Costs

Enrolment Application Fee (not refundable):

$250 is to be paid with the first installment and is additional to the tuition fees.

Material Fee

A Material Fee of $300 is to be paid with the first installment of the fees. This is not included in the full deposit and is additional to the payment plan below. The material fees include uniform, practical kit, and course content.

Total Cost: $9,550

Payment  Plan

4 Instalments: $2,250 each to be paid before the start of each term.

Resources Provided

All courseware and handouts are included in the material fees.

  CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  CHCCCS036 Support relationships with carer and family
  CHCAGE009 Provide services for older people
  CHCAGE010 Implement interventions with older people to reduce risk
  CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
  CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
  HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
  CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia
  CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
  CHCPAL003 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support
  CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing

Selection Criteria

Be over the age of 18
Minimum of IELTS 5.5 score or equivalent
Applicants are required to undertake a course Entry requirement test (CERT) and obtain a minimum of 50% to be deemed eligible to enter the course

Course Highlights

52 Weeks
14 hours/week
  Online Study
6 hours/week
  Self-Paced Study
Approx. 5 hours/week
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