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Are you interested in completing a course in ageing support?


Support people who need specialised aged care services in a range of environments

Are you interested in a rewarding career working in Ageing Support? Our Certificate IV in Ageing Support course has been tailored to meet industry needs and standards through comprehensive consultation with industry professionals.

Please use the ‘enquire now’ form below to express your interest.

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Duration6-12 months
Mode of deliveryClassroom and Hybrid
LocationsFrankston, Mornington, Peninsula, Kingston, Monash, Greater Dandenong, Casey and Hume

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the roles of support workers who complete specialised tasks in aged care services in either 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.

Job Outcomes

  • Personal care assistant (aged care)
  • Residential care worker (home care)
  • Community program coordinator
  • Area supervisor (residential or aged care)

Course Structure

This course is made up of 18 units of competency including 15 core and 3 elective 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 need
  • CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
  • CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG003 Manage legally and ethically
  • 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


  • HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
  • HLTHPS007 Administer and monitor medications
  • CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies


Elective units in our courses may be amended for specific organisational needs. Consultation with the Education and Training Manager is required for tailored electives that align with your organisations requirements.

Course Duration

This model is delivered over a 34 week period.

Classroom model - Training is delivered 1 day a week onsite, (excluding public holidays and school holidays). Work is required to be completed outside of classroom time.

Hybrid model - 1 day a week through a combination of face to face or zoom classes (excluding public holidays and school holidays). Work is required to be completed outside of classroom time.

Speak to one of our team members to confirm the upcoming intakes on offer.

Course Intake

View our course calendar to see upcoming intakes for this course.

Course Fees

Course fees

 Government funded: $200

 *Enrolment Fee includes the administration and materials cost

 Self-funded: $11,250.00

Individuals ineligible for funding are obligated to cover the self-funded fee, which incorporates the enrolment fee. Eligibility criteria applies.

For additional service fees, such as re-assessment fees or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), please refer to the Student Course guide. This program is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding to eligible candidates.

For more information on eligibility criteria please click here.

Practical Placement

Hours: 120 hours.

We organise Practical Placement for all our students, however students are also encouraged to seek placement where possible.

*You will need to undergo a National Police Check before you begin the practical placement. Practical placement may not be possible if a check that is carried out contains adverse outcomes. In this instance, you may not be able to complete your qualification and your employment opportunities may be affected. If you are aware of, or are concerned about anything that may appear on a Police Check, please discuss this at your enrolment interview.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisite qualifications required to enter this program. 

To enrol you must be willing to obtain a:

·         Working with Children’s Check

·         National Police Check

·         NDIS Worker Screening Check.

·         Australian Citizen

You will also need to provide evidence of your vaccination history, including COVID-19.

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