CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support


All Health Training is a Registered Training Organisation (TOID 22066) and provides individuals the opportunity to update their skills to perform at an optimum level and provide professional excellence. We deliver a variety of courses with a major focus on health, aged care and pathology collection - growth industries with significant staffing shortages.

Course Introduction:

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support 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.

Course entry requirements:

  • This is an open entry program of study with participants needing to read, write and communicate in English to a level to perform the job. Students will be required to complete a LLN evaluation to determine suitability.
  • Students must be over 18 years of age to conduct practical placement. 
  • Police checks are required prior to commencing practical placement which we will organise on our students’ behalf. If a student has a Disclosable Court Outcome registered against their name, we are unable to assist with placement as industry will not accept students without a clear record. This requirement is not negotiable. Please note, in Victoria this includes any offence that may have occurred up to 10 years ago and will show offences that state they are "without conviction".
  • Students are required to obtain a volunteer Working with Children’s check (WWC) to commence placement.
  • Students are required to be able to access a computer which will allow use of a USB in order to complete assessments and read information for units of competency.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to obtain the flu vaccine for aged care workers.  In the event that you are placed with an employer that experiences an influenza outbreak whilst you are on placement, if you are not immunised you may be unable to continue placement at that time

Practical Placement information

Practical placement of 120 hours is required which All Health Training will organise on our students behalf. Practical placement may be commenced after week 8 of the course and must be completed within 1 month after the course conclusion. Students will be required to wear an All Health Training polo shirt and name badge (both provided) on placement. In addition, long black pants & black closed in, non-slip shoes will be required which students will either need to provide or purchase at their own cost.

If a participant is currently working in the aged care sector you would be required to demonstrate working in the role for 120 hours. This can be done via payslips or a letter from your workplace that we can verify.

Other course information:

Students are required to complete the written assessments outside of class time, which depending on a students underpinning knowledge, may be approximately 6 – 10 hours per week.  Assessments are hardcopy but will require access to a computer for research on the internet, accessing a USB for course materials and weekly emails from the trainer.

Credit Transfer:

If students have already successfully completed units within the qualification, credit can be granted within our program.

Recognition of Prior Learning:

Competencies gained through other formal study or experience may be acknowledged through a recognition process.

Job Prospects:

Employment outcomes include varying roles in organisations, primarily in residential aged care and home and community care settings. Job roles may include accommodation support worker, hostel supervisor, personal care worker, care supervisor, program coordinator - social programs, care team leader, residential care worker, day activity worker, support worker or home care worker.

Opportunities for Further Study:

Further studies may be undertaken and this course can lead into Certificate IV in Community Services, Certificate IV in Leisure and Health, Certificate IV in Disability, Diploma of Community Services or Diploma of Nursing.

Next Courses Commencing: 

Please refer to the button below - "Upcoming course dates".

Course Length & Delivery:

The program is run at our Blackburn training facility and consists of classes 1 day per week (9.00am – 4.30pm) for 22 weeks.

We also offer this course as flexible learning where course materials are either emailed or mailed to students and students are expected to come to Blackburn training rooms a minimum of 8 times for practical demonstrations and practise prior to placement.

Should you have a group of potential students at your workplace who wish to complete this qualification together, we can organise a flexible timetable to suit the student and the workplace.


The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Government Funded Students and a JobActive Provider is paying your fees
Non-refundable registration fee = $100
Tuition fee = $0
Resources fee = $185
Total fee = $285

Government Funded Students and with a current Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Vet Gold Card
Non-refundable registration fee = $100
Tuition fee = $0
Resources fee = $185
Total fee = $285

PLEASE NOTE - if you are eligible for government funding and your job active provider is paying your fees they do not get the extra concession/health care card discount.  If you are not eligible for government funding (Fee for service) and your job active provider is paying your fees, they pay the Fee for Service rate.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding under the Skills First Program and may impact your access to further government subsidised training.

You are eligible for a government subsidised training place if you:
Meet one of the following citizen/residency status:

  • Australian citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident (holder of a permanent visa)
  • New Zealand citizen

and are any of the following:

  • a person under 20 years as at 1st January 2018; or
  • an applicant seeking a higher qualification than the highest qualification already held

Please note - Eligible students can only commence two (2) subsidised training courses in at the same qualification level (ie. Cert III, Cert IV, etc) in their lifetime.

Fee for Service Students:

Non-refundable registration fee = $100
Tuition fee = $2250
Resources fee = $185
Total fee = $2535

Student payments

Minimum payments required prior to the course commencement:

  • $500 for a Fee for Service student.  $100 is non-refundable after application
  • $200 for a Government Funded student – $100 is non-refundable after application
  • $200 for a Government Funded & HCC or PCC student – $100 is non-refundable after application

Please ask about our payment plan for the balance of the fees which must be paid by regular payments over the duration of the course by EziDebit only. Should you not return an Ezidebit form your enrolment will not be confirmed. If a payment defaults, the student must rectify the payment before the next scheduled payment. If 2 consecutive payments default, or 3 in total across the agreement, this will result in the total amount being due immediately.

Student prepayments

We will only accept student pre-payments of no more than $1500 prior to the course commencement. You may then go onto a payment plan for the balance of the fees.

Additional fees that may be applicable

The following fees may be applicable for students:

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid or HLTAID001 Provide CPR

Any qualification that has CPR or Provide First Aid as a unit of competency has a compulsory practical session to demonstrate the skills and knowledge acquired through the theory. Students who are absent without notice are charged a special public course rate of $60 or can obtain it elsewhere, but must have the Certificate to us by Session 5 of their course timetable

Practical placement visits

During practical placement, an All Health Training assessor will visit you twice. If you are absent and do not provide us with at least 48 hours’ notice, students will be invoiced $100. This fee covers the cost for the assessor to visit the workplace on another occasion by mutual agreement.

Practical placement – alternative employer requested by student

All Health Training coordinate the placement for all of our students at employers that we believe will provide our students with a great placement experience.  However, we do acknowledge that some students who have enrolled into a course at All Health Training may currently have a contact in the industry and would like to complete their placement with this organisation rather than one determined by AHT.   Should a student wish to organise their own placement at an alternative employer an additional fee will be applied to cover the costs of coordinating new agreements and 1:1 assessment visits.   The total fee is $300 if located within 25km radius of your training venue.  Additional fees may apply for travel if it is outside this area.  In these circumstances, the student must inform AHT of their intention at the Pre Training Review and confirm details within 6 weeks of course commencement on a form that will be provided to you.

Student misses practical placement orientation

Should a student miss the orientation at placement for any reason whatsoever, the student will incur an additional fee of $200 for our administration time to resolve the issue with the student and employer.  Missing orientation may require the placement dates to be forfeited and organised for another date.



Core Units:

Unit Code Units of Competency  
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:

HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation  
CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs  
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication  


Competency is assessed through a combination of practical application and demonstration of skills, research, analysis and completion of competency based workbooks

Application Process:

Complete the on-line Student Application Form on our website –

Alternatively, we can send you a paper-based enrolment form for you to complete and submit to All Health Training in person, by email or mail. Once we receive an application, we will contact you to organise the required supporting documentation and payment to ensure your place in the course.


Should you have any questions regarding the course, please contact us as follows:
P: 03 9894 3900

Access & Equity:

All Health Training is committed to providing an inclusive learning environment. Principles of access and equity for all students are applied in all programs. People with disabilities may be able to apply.



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