CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Lead the Way in Aged Care Education

Do you have a passion for helping the elderly and disabled? Further your career in the Senior Care industry where the work you do will directly benefit and improve the lives of others.

If you are after a meaningful profession, the Certificate IV in Ageing Support, created in consultation with industry, will offer increased career opportunities in aged and community care. You’ll learn to care for the interests, rights and empowerment of clients.

You’ll gain knowledge and experience in providing support to older people with complex needs, and working with groups of older people. This course includes training in:

  • palliative and dementia care
  • falls prevention and interventions for clients at risk
  • service planning and delivery
  • elderly care health and hygiene.
Student on Training

Course Information


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What You will Learn About

This course will teach you the core skills required to prepare you for a fulfilling career in the aged care industry. You will learn how to provide person-centred support to the elderly, people with dementia, and people with disabilities. Among the skills you will learn are how to maintain the well-being of clients through personal care and how to provide them the services that meet their specific needs.

This ageing support course will also teach you more advanced skills in the aged care industry, like how to the coordinate services for different groups of older people and facilitate the planning and delivery of services for your clients. You will also learn how to implement client interventions and manage compliance for legal and ethical requirements.

Get Job Ready

You’ll have the skills and knowledge to provide care for individuals as well as groups of older people. You could find employment working in a range of community, healthcare and residential aged care facilities. With this qualification, you may be promoted to supervise a limited number of other workers.

Career Outcomes

Our graduates go on to have successful careers in fulfilling roles including:

  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Community Care Worker
  • In-Home Respite Support Worker
  • Planned Activity Assistant
  • Home And Community Care Worker
  • Care Team Leader / Supervisor.

Growing Demand for Skilled Carers

The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the rise in Australia’s ageing population has created a demand for more skilled carers in the workforce.

Course Awards

Qualification CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Course Units

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

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
Elective Units
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services


53 weeks including work placement.

Entry Requirements

Domestic Students

To apply for entry, domestic Students will need to meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Students need to be 18 years of age
  2. Completion of Pre-Training Review and written Literacy Test
  3. Interview
  4. A current clear National Police check.

International Students

To apply for entry, international students will need to meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Students need to be 18 years of age
  2. Students for whom English is not the primary language must have an academic/overall IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent or above OR
    Complete the Reading, Writing and Numeracy Tests provided by Pragmatic Education Group – conditions apply. Please query with Pragmatic Education Group.
  3. Students need to have successfully completed Year 12 or equivalent
  4. A current clear National Police check.

Tuition Fees (AUD)

Domestic Students

Tuition Fees no kit required $10,056
SF/(FFS) $10,056
Facilities and Amenities $295

* Skills First Funding may be available to eligible students.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

International Students

$10,500 including Facilities and Amenities Fees*

Payment Options

Choose your payment option from Tuition Fee Payment Options.


Study at our Melbourne Bourke Street or Peninsula Campus.

Delivery Mode

Practical face-to-face classes supported by online study.


Various throughout the year. Please consult with one of our experienced Career Consultants.

Recognition of Prior Learning & Credit Transfer

Please refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning & Credit Transfer which will give you the information about the credit for prior learning. Please check out the Authority to Verify Certification section on Policies and Procedures page or talk to your consultant.

Work Placement

We arrange placement for you. You will gain valuable work experience by completing compulsory 160 hours of Work Placement in an Aged Care facility to give you the best possible working experience and help you get ready for your new career.