CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

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Advance an aged care career and get qualified to take on specialised tasks in residential, home or community-based care environments.

This qualification reflects the role of support workers who provide personalised care to clients. Students will work within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.

Students may also be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs of others.

This course is suited for individuals working in aged care who are ready for more responsibilities and want to take their career to the next level.


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Qualification Nationally recognised training
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Course duration
14 months

Delivery mode 

Student cohort
Existing workers

Government funding & fees
Higher Level Skills Funding

Payment methods
Direct Debit, Credit Card, Catalyst Plus Interest-Free Student Loans

Course 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


BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace
CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medications
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

Entry requirements

  • To commence this program, your Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills must meet required standards for ACSF LEVEL 2.
  • You need to provide a current national Police Check or you must provide evidence that you have applied for a police check in your respective state as soon as possible.
  •  Students must be currently employed in a direct client care role
    within the aged care industry

Training delivery

This course is delivered via correspondence over approximately a 12 month period to existing workers in the aged care industry.

This is a paper-based method where you can study from any location throughout Queensland. The learning material will be mailed out to you and you will be able to contact your trainer through email, phone or Skype.

Practical hours

A minimum of 120 working hours must be logged in a community care services organisation.

Career outcomes

Possible career pathways you may like to consider upon completion:

  • Care supervisor
  • Program coordinator – social programs
  • Care team leader
  • Hostel supervisor
  • Residential care worker

Related courses

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Fees and funding

Full Fee Student co-contribution fee (Non-Concession)* Student co-contribution fee (Concession)*
$4,995 $59* $20*

* This training is delivered with Queensland government Funding.

Payment Plan

A payment plan allows you to pay a regular weekly amount prior to completion of your course


Students will be entitled to pay the concession cost if:

  • Students hold a Health or Pension Card
  • Students are the partner or dependant of the person who holds the Health or Pension concession card
  • Students are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • Students with a disability


Subsidised training

Higher Level Skills Funding

The Queensland government will pay an amount towards the cost of this course for eligible students and the student will pay a subsidised cost – the cost above.

To be eligible for a subsidised training place students must meet the following criteria:

  • An Australian citizen
    • permanent resident
    • temporary resident with necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency
    • New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland
  • Over 15 years of age
  • Have left school
  • Must not hold a qualification at certificate IV level or higher in any discipline


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