CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

As Australia’s population continues to age, there is a growing demand for CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support across the country. We offer this qualification to address the shortage of care workers who are willing to assist the elderly in maintaining their independence at home, in residential care, and within the community.

After completing this course, you will possess the necessary skills and knowledge to provide elderly clients with support and care, ensuring their needs are met. This qualification is also a step towards being able to administer medication in the aged care sector. By taking this course, you can improve your communication and leadership skills, as well as acquire the knowledge to plan, implement, and monitor programs and services for elderly individuals.

This qualification can be a beneficial entry point to Enrolled Nursing and can also be helpful for those pursuing a Bachelor of Nursing degree.


Where can it take your career?

The CHC43015 Cert IV in Ageing Support is the latest nationally accredited qualification that provides you with the skills needed to positively contribute to the aged care industry. This course enables the learners to pursue job roles in aged, community, and residential facilities to older people. You will also learn essentials skills such as providing individualised support, communicating and working in health or community services and other skills that follows safe work practices for direct client care.

This course is perfect for learners interested in pursuing roles as a:

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Accommodation Support Worker (Disability)
  • Disability Services Worker
  • Food Services Worker (Aged Care)
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Respite Care Worker


How is the course delivered?

Training is delivered via blended delivery (includes face-to-face and distance components).

As a part of the enrolment process, you will complete a competency assessment to determine your existing level of relevant knowledge and skills. You will then be provided with a training plan that identifies your Cohort based on this assessment.  The amount of training and support required for each learner will vary depending on your Cohort.

Course Duration: This course is designed to be completed within up to 52 weeks (including holidays and Vocational Placement) depending on your:

  • prior knowledge, skills, and experience
  • allotted time to study every week
  • learning abilities

Expected Study Hours: Typical learners are expected to spend up to 1219 hours of study to complete the course.

Note: Please read Encourage Training College Student Handbook and other policies and procedures including Refund Policy, Complaints and Appeals Policy, RPL Procedure prior to enrolling.


What will you learn in the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support  course?

This course is designed to develop your expertise in aged care. Among others, you will learn how to:

  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • Provide support to people living with dementia
  • Meet personal support needs
  • Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability


How is the course structured?

All learners will be assessed through a combination of the following assessment methods:

  • Observation during on-the-job or role play/simulation
  • Questioning may include self-assessment, verbal answers, written questionnaires, activity modules or interview
  • Third Party
  • Structured Activities may include Projects, Case studies, presentations, role play, demonstration, progressive tasks


What are the CHC43015 course units?

The CHC33015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support is composed of 15 core units and 3 elective units, for a total of 18 units.

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
  •  Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units:

HLTAID011 Provide first aid
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication


What are the entry requirements?

  • This course has no entry requirements, but it is recommended that students meet the following criteria:
  • Students must be at least 18 years old.
  • Students should have adequate computer skills with internet access and have a valid USI.
  • Students must pass a language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) test to attend the course, either in hard copy or eLearning: Moodle format. The LLN test will determine if the student requires additional support to achieve the following ACSF Levels:
    • Learning – Level 3
    • Reading – Level 3
    • Writing – Level 3
    • Oral Communication – Level 3
    • Numeracy – Level 3
  • For the aged care course, students must obtain an Australian National Criminal History Check at their own expense. Failure to obtain the required clearance may result in discontinuation of the course.


What are the resources needed to complete the course?

To support you in your new course with Encourage Training College, we will provide:

  • Learner Guides
  • Assessment Workbook
  • Helpful Resources (Templates and Extra Handouts)
  • Simulated environment (a virtual workplace that will facilitate activities relevant to reporting, filling out typical forms and templates used in the workplace, understanding organisational policies and procedures, and the like)
  • Access to relevant Acts, regulations, and standards

To complete your course you will need to arrange access to a computer with:

  • A Computer  with Internet (minimum reliable speed of 5mbps is recommended)
  • Google Chrome Web Browser
  • Acrobat Reader
  • Flash Player
  • Latest Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel
  • Camera or video recorder
  • One passenger vehicle
  • Three volunteers for role play tasks (maybe friends, family members, colleagues, etc.)
  • A Registered Aged Care Facility to complete vocational placement


What are the course fees?

The CHC43015 Certificate IV in  Ageing Support course is available for only $1,500.

Please see Fees and Refunds Policy for more information.


Is Vocational Placement required?

Learners are required to undertake a minimum of 120 hours of vocational placement within a registered approved aged care center and complete a skills workbook. Learners have the option to:

  • source their own Vocational Placement providers or
  • have Encourage Training College to assist them in arranging Vocational Provider near their area or
  • use Encourage Training College’s contact

Encourage Training College will provide learners a Vocational Placement Pack that outlines all the requirements for finding a suitable Vocational Placement Provider that will facilitate the required workplace assessments and allow the learner to complete the required vocational placement hours.


What are the Qualification Pathways?

Learners may also consider additional training to complement their skills such as:

  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) – Ideal for providing home care and community services
  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment*
  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support – For learners to advance their career and pursue roles including Hostel Supervisor, Care Supervisor, Team Leader, and Social Programs Coordinator

*This course is not offered by Encourage Training College


Is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) available?

Encourage College Training has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy, to ensure that an individual’s prior learning, achieved through formal and informal training and work experience. This recognition may assist Learners to progress faster through a unit of competency or allow the student full credit.

Note: Please read Encourage Training College Student Handbook and other policies and procedures including Refund Policy, Complaints and Appeals Policy, RPL Procedure prior to enrolling.

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