CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the aged care sector operating in residential settings, clients' homes and community-based environments. Workers will take responsibility to provide services to people with complex care needs, assist in program development and deliver individualised care.

Career Opportunities: Community Program Coordinator, Residential Care Worker, Support Worker (Community Services), Care supervisor, Accommodation Support Worker, Personal care worker, Personal care giver, Assistant Hostel Supervisor, Personal care assistant, Residential care officer, Day Activity Worker, Care Team Leader

Course Code: CHC43015

2020 intake dates: Rolling intake throughout 2020

Course Duration: 12 months

Mode of delivery: Full-time using a combination of online learning, classroom-based training and work experience (practicum placement).

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, classroom-based training is currently delivered in our online classroom

Practicum placement: Students who are not employed in a registered and approved home and community care facility must complete a minimum of 120 hours of practicum placement. This practicum placement is mandatory, and a requirement for completion of this qualification. Our support team may be able to assist students in arranging their practicum placement, but we encourage students to contact industry and arrange their own (the placement must, however, be approved by A Grade Education and Training prior to commencement). Students must obtain a positive National Criminal History check before commencing placement.

Due to current COVID19 restrictions, there may be some restriction to work placement. However, this may change as the government reduces the restrictions.

Course Structure: The Certificate IV in Ageing Support is made up of a total of 18 units of competency. The course includes 15 core units and 3 elective units.

Core Units

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
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 well being
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPAL001 Develop care services using a palliative approach
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Elective Units

CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
CHCCCS021 Respond to suspected abuse

Entry Requirement

  • Learners must meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills standards for Certificate IV in Ageing Support level study.
  • Learners must obtain a positive National Criminal History Check.
  • Learners must be at least 18 years of age and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • A Grade Education and Training encourages people with disabilities to apply. Approval will be subject to the person being able to undertake all tasks and requirements of the course.

Students are required to:

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with his/her picture and signature

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

If you have relevant work experience or have completed appropriate training in the past, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT). If you think you are eligible for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning contact our office for further information.

For more course information, fees and refunds, extensions, appeals, and our policies and procedures, download the Student Handbook