CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Course Overview

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. 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.

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 packaging rules can be found at the following link:

Entry Requirements
Core Units
Elective Units
Intake Dates
RPL & Credit Transfer

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements as per the qualification details or training package. International learners entering this course at Allied Institute must meet the following entry requirements:


Age requirements

Learners must be a minimum age of 18 years or above at the time of course commencement.


Academic Requirements

Students may have had work and study experience if they have already completed a relevant qualification such as the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support. Credit and/or RPL can be provided for those with existing skills and knowledge allowing such students to complete the course in a shorter timeframe.


English Language Requirements

To enter this qualification, applicants must also meet English Language Requirements – IELTS (Academic) overall score of 5.5 or TOEFL IBT 46 or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 162 or PTE Academic 42 or equivalent. English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:

  • Minimum five (5) years of study in English in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Britain, America, North America or Ireland.
  • Completed in Australia in English a substantial component (at least 50%) of a qualification at AQF level 4 or higher.
  • Successfully completed in Australia in English the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education.
  • Completed a recognised ELICOS program and achieved an English Proficiency level of upper intermediate or equivalent.


Applicants without the documented evidence to demonstrate the required English language competence may undertake the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test online to achieve a result of ACSF level 3 to meet Allied Institute’s English Language entry requirement.


DHA requirements for international students:

Applicants must also provide documentation according to Department of Home Affair requirements. For further information on student visa assessment level and documentation, visit Department of Home Affairs’ website at:


Pre-training review

All international learners will undertake pre-training review to determine suitability for the course and student needs. The aim of the review is to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the course to applicant, and relevant experience. The Pre-training review will also aim to identify any support needs and possible RPL opportunities.

Through pre-training review learner will demonstrate that they have necessary skills to successfully complete the course.

Allied Institute will identify any such barriers presented by learners during pre-training review and provide required support and reasonable adjustment where possible.


Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment

All learners will be required to complete an LLN assessment prior to the commencement of the course. – it is a diagnostic process to identify if a prospective student requires LLN support during study.


Hardware/Software requirements

Allied Institute will provide access of computers/laptops during classroom hours, however for learners to work on assessments, tasks and self-study all learners are expected to have access to a laptop or computer with windows operating system and office application like Microsoft word at their own cost.

Note: Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.


Physical requirements

Applicants will need to have physical attributes suitable for working in the health industry.

Note: A National Police check will be completed prior to attending practical placement. Proof of immunisation against mandatory conditions required including Influenza and Covid.

Core Units

15 Units
Unit Code
Unit Title
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Coordinate services for older people
Implement interventions with older people at risk
Provide support to people living with dementia
Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
Meet personal support needs
Support independence and wellbeing
Support relationships with carers and families
Work with diverse people
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Deliver care services using a palliative approach
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Recognise healthy body systems
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
*Unit includes a mandatory work placement component and will be covered in scheduled work placement hours at the end of each term.

Elective units

3 Units
Unit Code
Unit Title
Implement falls prevention strategies​
Provide loss and grief support​
Recognise and respond to crisis situations​
*Unit includes a mandatory work placement component and will be covered in scheduled work placement hours at the end of each term.​

Intake Dates 2024

08th January

12nd February

08th April

13th May

08th July

12nd August

07th October

11th November

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RPL & Credit Transfer

Learners may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in their chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training ( RPL- Recognition of Prior Learning, or Credit Transfer). The granting of course credit may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course.

This process is outlined in Allied Institute Student Enrolment & Induction Policy and Assessment Policy.

If students have previously completed a unit with the same unit code or unit title as in the student’s new course, students may be eligible for a Credit Transfer and students may not have to repeat that unit. Students will need to complete a credit transfer application form and provide a certified copy of the transcript of the statement of attainment. There is a fee for this process. Applications for credit transfer must be made prior to the commencement of the course.

Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if they can demonstrate that their work and life experiences match one or more of the units in which they have enrolled. They must be able to demonstrate that they have achieved the skills and knowledge equivalent to the learning outcomes of the unit/s. Evidence that demonstrates this achievement may be through a portfolio of evidence. Applications for RPL must be made prior to the commencement of the course – please speak with the Student Support Officer if you wish to apply. There is a fee for consideration of RPL applications.

Qualification Pathways

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services or a range of other community services qualifications.

Why study this course?

Career Opportunities in a Growing Field​
Studying for a Certificate IV in Ageing Support opens doors to a fulfilling career in a rapidly growing sector. With an aging population, there is an increasing demand for skilled professionals to provide support and care for the elderly. Completing this certification equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in roles such as aged care worker, support worker, or personal care assistant.​
Comprehensive Skill Development​
This program offers a well-rounded curriculum designed to enhance your understanding of the aging process and equip you with practical skills for effective care. From communication and empathy to specialized care techniques, the Certificate IV in Ageing Support ensures you are well-prepared to address the diverse needs of the elderly population. The focus on practical skills ensures that you can make a positive impact in real-world caregiving scenarios.​
Pathway to Further Education and Specialization:​
Completing the Certificate IV in Ageing Support not only qualifies you for immediate employment but also provides a solid foundation for further education and specialization. Whether you aspire to advance your career with additional certifications, pursue higher education in aged care management, or explore specialized areas like dementia care, this certificate serves as a stepping stone towards continued professional growth in the field of ageing support.​
Job Roles

Employment may include, but not limited to, Community Program Coordinator, Residential Care Worker, Support Worker (Community Services), Care supervisor, Accommodation Support Worker, Personal care worker, Personal caregiver, Assistant Hostel Supervisor, Personal care assistant, Residential care officer, Day Activity Worker, Care Team Leader.

Teachers are super kind to students. There are 1-2 Free student activities per week and I’m very happy about it.
Shimizu Choko
Allied Institute - Student

Course Information

Cricos Code:
Mode Of Delivery:
52 weeks (inc. holidays)
Work Based Training:
120 hours of work placement
Tuition Fee:
$10,000 AUD
Enrolment Fee:
$250 AUD
Next Intake:
May 2024

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