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Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43015 Course Outline

Course CRICOS Code: 111661F
Duration: 52 weeks (40 weeks of study and 4 weeks of work placement plus an 8 week break)


Face to face 2 days a week


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.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.


The Certificate IV in Ageing Support consists of 18 units of competency; 15 Core Units and 3 Elective Units.

Unit of Competency

Core Units

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk

CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people

CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being

CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedure

HLTHPS006 Assist client with medication

HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

Students are required to complete 120 hours of mandatory work placement.

A number of factors support the use of work placements in the community services sector, including:

  • Enhance the workplace experience of the individual.

  • Provide support for future performance expectations in the workplace.

  • Enhance the embedding of learning by developing skills and applying knowledge in the workplace.

  • Experience real-life workplace circumstances and situations that cannot be replicated in a training environment.


International students must be 18 years of age or above and provide evidence the following published entry requirements as stated below:   

  • Students must be 18 years of age at the time of enrolment

  • IELTS score 5.5 overall (with no band less than 5.0) or equivalent Pearson Test of English (PTE)

  • Year 12 or equivalent of Australian HSC.


Graduates may find employment in broad range of industry as:

  • Aged Care Activity Worker

  • Personal Care Support Worker

  • Residential Care Worker

  • Care Service Team Leader


This qualification is recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

 Students that complete some but not all of the units of competency as stated in the Course Structure may be issued with a Statement of Attainment. It will identify only those units of competence that have been completed as part of the qualification and recognised nationally under the AQF.



Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for what you already know. If you believe you have related skills or have relevant units/qualifications obtained in previous successful studies, please indicate on your application form that you wish to apply for RPL/Credit.

Australian Health and Horticulture Institute Pty Ltd recognises qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework by a Registered Training Organisation. 


2023 Fees:

  • Onshore

Tuition Fees  :  8,000 $

Material Fee :  1,000 $

  • Offshore

Tuition Fees  :  12,000 $

Material Fee :   1,100 $

Non-Tuition Fees

Enrollment Fee: 300 $


For further information regarding studying with AHHI, please refer to our Student Handbook which outlines all additional terms, conditions, and information related to student life in Australia. 

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