CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support
This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged care services in residential, home or community based environment. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual ageing support as well as taking responsibility for their own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.
Potential Career Outcomes
- Aged Care Activity Worker
- Care Service Team Leader
- Care Supervisor (Aged Care)
- Residential Care Officer (Aged Care)
- Community Program Coordinator
Who could enrol:
This course is suitable for a variety of learners such as:
- Those who would like to obtain new skills and knowledge, including those changing careers
- Those who wish to obtain a qualification in ageing support in order to gain employment in the aged care services industry
- Those employed in the aged care services industry who wish to obtain a qualification and/or have their skills recognised
This qualification includes 18 units of competency which comprise of 15 core and 3 elective units. Elective units have been carefully selected based on the industry consultation to ensure the learners achieve the desired vocational outcomes of the course.
Units of Competency:
- 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 well being
- 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
- CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
- CHCPAL002 Plan for and provide care services using a palliative approach
- CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
The above elective units have been selected based on the industry requirements and in relation to the vocational outcome. REACH for Training may consider offering other preferred elective units based on the applicable training package requirements.
Up to 30 weeks (excluding holidays).
Study commitment required:
We recommend a learner would require a minimum of 35-45 hours of commitment per week to complete this qualification. This includes participation in class, homework and self-study, work placement hours, assignment activities and assessments.
Training delivery method:
Training is delivered in a blended mode including mixed mode, scheduled face-to-face learning in class and online learning activities.
Written assessment, Practical exercise, Role Plays, Case studies, Projects, and Workplace Observations.
Minimum of 18 years
- Year 10 or equivalent; or
- Completed a Certificate III or higher
Completion of LLN Assessment at Level 4 of Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).
- Year 12 or equivalent; or
- Completed a Certificate III or higher level qualification.
This qualification requires working in an approved aged care services environment which may involve:
- working for long hours standing and walking
- frequently engaging in manual handling tasks i.e., bending, squatting, kneeling, carrying, and repetitive movements for direct support.
This course is offered in a blended mode and the learning resources are accessible online through our Learning Management System (LMS). To ensure access to the learning resources, you would require:
- A personal computer/laptop/tablet or any mobile devic
- Appropriate software e.g. Microsoft Office to engage with the learning and assessment
- High speed internet connectivity
- Audio/video/visual tools to engage with the interactive video materials
- Basic computer skills to engage with the LMS and in live online learning sessions
Valid USI number is required. Ask us if you require any assistance in creating it on your behalf.
- Valid and current email address
- National Police Check
This course requires you to complete a mandatory work placement of 180 hours within an approved aged care services facility. This is to ensure that a learner has adequate opportunities of learning, practicing and demonstrating their skills in the workplace according to industry standards and based on the units of competency.
At REACH, our learners are responsible for finding a suitable workplace facility to undertake the mandatory work placement. However, our Student Support team is available to assist with strategies of identifying a suitable venue.
Approval of the aged care services facility:
Once identified, our Work placement coordinators verify the suitability of the venue to ensure our learners will get opportunities of learning and practicing the required tasks.
- Work Placement Agreement between REACH and the employer;
- Insurance Certificate for undertaking work placement;
- Work Placement Logbook and other related materials.
Learner to organise:
- Any other evidence requested by the employer e.g., proof of vaccination etc.
Undertaking work placement:
Prior to the commencement of the work placement, learners are informed about:
- the workplace, their policy and procedures and the do’s and don’ts;
- the requirements of the work placement and the activities to be undertaken;
- the evidence to be recorded in the Work Placement Logbook.
REACH acknowledges that our learners may require flexibility in how they pay their fees. To support our learners, we offer a structured Payment Plan which could be discussed.
You have the flexibility to make payments as per an agreed amount and duration. Please note that REACH does not accept any payment of fees over $1500 at a time.
If you enrol under a government subsidised option, your fees will be in accordance with the funding requirements as defined by the relevant funding body. Please speak to the enrolment officer for further details.
*If you are not eligible for government funding, please contact our support team for other options
Flexible Training Options
- Classroom based
- Workplace based
Our National Presence
- Greater Sydney region
- Hunter & Maitland region
- Riverina region
- ACT – Belconnen, Queanbeyan
- WA – Mandurah, Perth
*Not all courses are offered from all locations. Please check at the time of application.
Learn from the Experts
All trainers are experienced industry practitioners.
Government Subsidised Training
*Not all courses are offered under all of the above mentioned government subsidised options. Please check at the time of application. Eligibility criteria apply.