CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support is designed to equip you with the knowledge to work in residential aged care facilities, community care, nursing homes, disability services, community-based organisations and even hospitals. This program focuses on teaching you the specialist knowledge to undertake person-centred care.

It offers both core and elective units related to the aged care industry so you can work efficiently with individuals and groups of elderly. Upon successful completion of this program, it is expected you will be able to take up a position within a diverse range of aged care settings and facilities.

How will you study?

The course is delivered face to face, meaning you will attend mandatory workshops to put the theory you have learned into practice through simulated exercises.

As part of this course, you must complete 120 hours of work placement. You’ll study 18 units and be expected to complete assessments.

You will receive guidance throughout the course and will be allocated your own personal trainer who will be able to assist you.

What are your career opportunities?

This qualification is ideal for individuals who want to work in aged care either as a personal care worker, respite worker or in community care.

There’s an increasing need for workers to support people in their own homes and those with complex requirements, so this qualification can help you meet the needs of the industry today.

Student entry requirements 

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. TrainSmart Australia will assess your ‘academic suitability’ to ensure you have the best chance of success. This is determined through the your educational history and, where required, Reading and Numeracy Core skills testing.

Cost of this course 


Jobs & Skills WA subsidised total course fee $2747

Further concession total course fee $820

Full Qualification Cost is $8100


This training is subsidised by the WA Government through a program known as Jobs & Skills WA. The WA Government contributes to the cost of each course and you pay the remaining balance.

Fee exemptions and concessions are available for disadvantaged learners.

Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student services and resource fess

Standard student course fees (non-concession student)

The standard student course fee applies to students not undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship, or who do not qualify for a concession or exemption.

The following students are entitled to the concession rate on course fees:

  1. Persons and dependants of persons holding:

i) A Pensioner Concession Card

ii) A Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs

iii) A Health Care Card

2. Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY.

3. Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance.

4. Persons and dependants of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution.

5. Secondary school-aged persons, not enrolled at school.

If the concession is valid for the full enrolment period, then all eligible units commenced within that period attract the concession rate. If the concession is valid for part of the enrolment period, then only eligible units commenced on or after the start date and prior to the expiry of the concession attract the concession rate.

Concessions are not available for existing worker traineeships.

Fee exemptions

Accountable officers may waive all fees and charges for students that they assess as being in severe financial hardship. Whether a student is in severe financial hardship is to be determined on a case by case basis by TrainSmart Australia.

Study 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
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

Want to take your studies in community services to the next level? Enquire today about our CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.


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