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Certificate IV Ageing Support (Aged Care Course) – CHC43015

Certificate IV Ageing Support (Aged Care Course) – CHC43015

Certificate IV Ageing Support (Aged Care Course) – CHC43015


age care courseThis  Certificate IV level aged care course – CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support is delivered in Parramatta. It reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged care services; either in residential aged care facility, home or community based environments. Aged care 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.


Aged care 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.

Career Outcomes

  • Aged Care Activity Worker
  • Care Service Team Leader
  • Care Supervisor (Ageing)
  • Support worker
  • Personal care worker

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, all students will be required to have a working with vulnerable people and police check before commencing work placement.

Entry Requirements

  • Good understanding of English
  • School certificate or equivalent (Grade 10)
  • 18 years of age
  • Must have a valid USI
  • Reading and Writing Skills (L)
  • Oral Communication skills (L)
  • Numeracy and Mathematics skills (N)

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 18

15 core units plus
3 elective units, of which:

  • At least 2 must come from the prescribed list.
  • if not listed below, 1 unit may be from any currently endorsed Training Package at Certificate III level or above OR any accredited course at Certificate III level.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core Units

CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
CHCAGE009 Coordinate services for older people
CHCAGE010 Implement interventions with older people to reduce risk
CHCAGE011  Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS040  Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS036  Support relationships with carer and family
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPAL003 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

HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication
HLTHPS007 Administer and monitor medications
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid


Electives listed are what is usually offered by Capital Careers, however, if these are not suitable for your target or current work then alternative electives are available. The list of alternative electives can be found at http://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC43015

Work Placement

All students must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work experience in a regulated aged care facility to be deemed competent for Certificate IV in Ageing Support qualification.

How long will it take?

Duration is dependent on training delivery mode, individual experience and skills. Students are required to complete a volume of learning of 1450 hours comprising of guided learning, individual study, assessments and work placement. Generally the Certificate IV in Ageing Support course will take anywhere between 6 months and a year to complete.

Delivery Options

Face to face (Sydney only)
Distance education (Australia wide)
Combination of face to face and distance education (Sydney only)

We deliver this Certificate IV in Ageing Support course in Parramatta

Course Cost

This course is subsidised through the Smart and Skilled program and could be FEE FREE for eligible participants.

If you are not eligible for the Fee Free option then the course fee is $1600.

Subsidised government funding may be available for eligible students under the following initiatives

  • ACT Skilled Capital
  • ACT User Choice Traineeships
  • NSW Smart and Skilled

Please see our funding page or contact us for more details

Please see administration fee table under policies and procedures for any additional administration fees that may be applicable to your study.

What we provide you

  • Well written and easy to follow resources via an online e-learning platform
  • Air conditioned class rooms
  • Practical sessions conducted in a simulated working environment using equipment associated with an Aged Care facility.
  • Trainers who care very much about your studies and about you!

Opportunities for Further Study

Successful completion of this program will allow participant to articulate into a number of qualifications including:


  • CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability
  • CHC42021  Certificate IV in Community Services
  • Other Certificate IV level programs from CHC Training Package
  • Diploma level programs from the CHC Training Package

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows a person to receive recognition and credit for the knowledge and skills they have, no matter how and where they were attained, including overseas. This can include skills from previous study, work experience and life experience.

Credit Transfer

Capital Careers has an obligation to recognise Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other registered training organisations


The Certificate IV in Ageing Support course will be presented in competency-based mode and the student’s competency will be assessed at all levels according to competencies and performance criteria. The training package for each competency specifies the conditions and method of assessment. Assessment methods range from completing set tasks and activities, class attendance and participation and completion of assignments / projects.


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