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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.

Duration34 weeks
Mode of deliveryBlended
LocationsFrankston, Hastings, Rosebud, Mornington

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)

Entry requirements

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course. However, to enrol you must be willing to obtain a:

  • Working with Children’s Check
  • National Police Check
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check.

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

Course structure

This Certificate IV in Ageing Support 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 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

While it is not mandatory, students who hold qualifications in the following industries may apply for credit transfer where deemed appropriate:

  • Individual support
  • Disability
  • Leisure and health
  • Health services
  • Allied health

Course duration

Training is delivered 2 days a week (excluding public holidays and school holidays) in a blended model (Zoom and face to face) and is delivered over 34 weeks.

Course intake

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

Course fees

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding for eligible individuals.

Victorian residents may be eligible for government subsidised training in Victoria under the Skills First Funding Program.

Eligibility exemptions and/or fee waivers may be available to:

  • Asylum Seeker VET Program
  • Eligibility Exemptions Initiative
  • JobTrainer
  • Skills First Youth Access Initiative.

Fee schedule

  Skills First funded tuition fee Skills First concession tuition fee Fee for service
Maximum tutition fee $0 $0 $10,937.50
Materials fee $380 $380 $380

* These fees are indicative and may change according to individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may be required for first aid certificate, police check, Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check.

A BRACE representative will assist you in determining your eligibility and course fees, a statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided to you.

Prices and funding eligibility vary. Please view our course fees, message us below or contact us for further information.

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.

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