CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


Training is delivered to students in their workplace, with additional training sessions every six weeks at SuniTAFE. 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. At least 120 hours of on the job work experience must be completed.


Personal care worker coordinator, team leader, support worker, service coordinator, day activity worker.


Students can pathway into courses such as the Diploma of Nursing.

Course Delivery

Flexible and workplace delivery

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be currently employed in the Aged care or Home and Community care sector with a Certificate III in Ageing qualification. Applicants are to attend an interview and pre training review and complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test to determine the suitability of the course. Applicants must be 18 years of age, obtain a Police Clearance Certificate, and Working with Children Check (if completing placement in home and community care) and must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Expected Time to Complete

18 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients 100 $40.00
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people 50 $40.00
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people 80 $40.00
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk 80 $40.00
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia 65 $40.00
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery 120 $40.00
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs 60 $40.00
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing 80 $40.00
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families 70 $40.00
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40 $40.00
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance 80 $40.00
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach 60 $40.00
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships 80 $40.00
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems 70 $40.00
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25 $40.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies 40 $40.00
CHCCCS021 Respond to suspected abuse 60 $40.00
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships 55 $40.00
CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies 60 $40.00
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability 100 $40.00
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion 60 $40.00
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach 50 $40.00
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs 90 $40.00
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25 $40.00
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication 80 $40.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Portfolio
  • Role play/Simulation
  • Written task
  • Third party report
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $5,044
Concession $1,580
RPL Government Subsidised $2,617
RPL Concession $523
RPL Self-funded $3,925
Self-Funded $6,352

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Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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Intake Campus Course Details
2020 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Part Time, Full Year, Trainee
2020 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online, Full Year, Individual monthly study sessions