CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support (only for Australian students)


CHC43015  Certificate IV in Ageing Support


Duration: 52 weeks including holidays and 120 hours of work placement
AQF Level: 4
Course Delivery: Face-to-Face and Blended Mode


Course Description

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. 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 description.

Areas of Study

Healthcare Management

Course Entry Requirements:

18 years of age or older

Satisfactorily completed Year 12 or equivalent

Be able to read and comprehend course requirements

Has completed CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Have an intermediate understanding of computers and the internet to assist with

conducting research and complete assessments

Course Duration
52 weeks including holidays and 120 hours of work placement

Work Placement
All students undertaking this qualification are required to undertake work placement as part of this qualification. Work placement provides the student the opportunity to put into practice the skills learning in the classroom. Prior to undertaking work placement all student must undertake a Working with Children’s Check and must have this in place at the commencement of work placement.

Students may also be required to undertake a National Police check depending upon the organisation’s individual requirements where they are undertaking the work placement. Additional information on work placement and work placement requirements are outlined at student orientation.

Course Structure
This qualification consists of 18 units of competency that is made up of 15 core units 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

Elective Units

HLTAID003  Provide first aid

CHCAGE002  Implement falls prevention strategies

CHCDIS004  Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

Pathways for Further Education
This qualification provides a pathway for students to continue their studies and enhance their skills through CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

Career opportunities
Possible career opportunities relevant to this qualification include:

Personal Care Assistant

Aged Care Worker

Residential Care Worker

Accommodation Support Worker

Assisting in Nursing

In-home Respite Worker

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