Ageing and Individual Support Courses

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Course Code: CHC43015


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Quick Facts

Course Code: CHC43015
Course Name: Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Course Duration: Up to 12 Months (Self-Paced)
Delivery Method: Mixed Mode Learning
Career Pathways: Accommodation support worker, Hostel supervisor, Assistant hostel supervisor, Personal care worker, Care supervisor, Program coordinator - social programs, Care team leader, Residential care worker, Day activity worker, and Support worker

Certificate IV in Ageing Support Course Outcomes

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015), Australia’s nationally recognised and accredited aged care training course, is ideal for people who would want a fulfilling career in either residential or community-based aged care.

With this qualification, you will be able to pursue a wide variety of roles such as a Accommodation support worker, Hostel supervisor, Assistant hostel supervisor, Personal care worker, Care supervisor, Program coordinator – social programs, Care team leader, Residential care worker, Day activity worker, and a Support worker

Certificate IV in Ageing Support Course Pathways

Before Studying the Certificate IV in Ageing Support

The Cert IV in Ageing Support enables you to pursue job roles in aged, community, and residential facilities.

Complementary Training

After completing this course, you may also consider additional training to complement your aged care skills, with courses such as:

  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
  • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
  • BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
  • BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
  • BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management

Certificate IV in Ageing Support Structure

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support is made up of 18 total units. This covers 15 core units and 3 elective units, including the required electives to specialise in elderly or senior care.

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

Elective Units

  • CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid*

* NOTE: The HLTAID003 Provide First Aid unit is NOT delivered by Ambition Training, students must organise the completion of this unit via an external provider.

Assessment Methods

This course is assessed using a combination of Knowledge Assessment, Case Study (may include portfolio, work samples, reports, role plays), Practical Assessment, and Self-Reflection.

Nominal Hours

It is expected to take about 1228 hours to complete all the units for this course. Since this course is self-paced, you can study at your own speed and complete the course in a timeframe that suits you.

When you enrol in this course, you will complete a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation to determine your existing skill and knowledge level that is relevant to this qualification. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will be given a training plan where you will be assigned one of the following cohorts:

  • Beginner - limited knowledge or skill and no recent related industry experience; study hours is up to 1228 hours
  • Intermediate - moderate prior knowledge and skill with limited recent related industry experience; study hours is up to 918 hours
  • Advanced - extensive knowledge and skill with recent related industry work experience of one year or more; this includes those who have previously completed superseded versions of this qualification or skill sets or units of competency from the CHC Training Package; study hours is up to 678 hours
  • Expert - consists of individuals with current and relevant industry experience of 5 or more years and with extensive knowledge and skill; these candidates are recommended to undertake a full recognition pathway; this includes candidates holding the CHC40108 Certificate IV in Aged Care or CHC40212 Certificate IV in Home and Community Care who are currently working in the industry; study hours is up to 521 hours

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to study the Certificate IV in Ageing Support. You will need to:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a reasonable level of literacy (at least year 10 English)
  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with picture and signature
  • Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Evaluation
  • Undertake a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation before accessing the course materials and commencing studies

Support and Resources

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support is delivered through Mixed Mode Learning. Throughout your training, we will provide you with the support of experienced trainers, a range of excellent resources, and learning materials to help you gain your Education Support qualification.

To support you in your studies we will provide:

  • Access to a student account in the LMS for submission
  • Learning Materials and Assessment Workbooks
  • Simulations, where applicable
  • Templates for completing Project Documents

You will need to make sure you have:

  • Where possible, access to a workplace where you can complete your assessments under a supervisor^
  • A computer with Internet access through Google Chrome
  • MS Word, MS PowerPoint or equivalent applications
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Video recording equipment (e.g. mobile phone) to record presentations or access to a supervisor to observe and provide feedback
  • At least five (5) people who have email accounts
  • At least three (3) volunteers for roleplay activities
  • Walking stick
  • Any type of passenger vehicle that a care client would use (e.g. minivan, sedan, etc.)
  • Household objects and materials to simulate hazards and implementation of risk minimization to these hazards

^Ambition Training will provide a simulated environment for students unable to secure a workplace for their assessments—for units applicable under simulated pathway only.

Ambition Training Institute is responsible for issuing all qualifications and statements of attainment. Any changes to the arrangements will be communicated to students.

Vocational Placement

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support course required completion of specified competency standards and assessment requirements in a workplace between a minimum of 120 hours and up to 240 hours of vocational placement with an approved accredited service provider.

You will need to initiate contact with an approved accredited service provider to address the Vocational Placement Requirements.

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have relevant work experience or have completed relevant training in the past, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). The RPL process begins after enrolment – simply indicate you’d like to apply for RPL on your enrolment form and a trainer will send you an RPL kit and discuss your RPL opportunities. To receive RPL, you will need to provide up to date evidence of the competencies required for this qualification. For policies on refunds, extensions, other fees, complaints, appeals, replacement certificates or statements of attainment, please see the Ambition Training Institute Student Handbook.