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CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

The CHC43015 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.  

ageing support certificateHow 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 

This qualification is suited to learners who possess a sufficient grasp of the English language, adequate levels of numeracy, and appropriate attitude and motivation to enable them to undertake the demands of a Certificate IV level qualification. As part of the selection process, TSA uses the following guidelines to assess suitability of a learner for the program:
  • All prospective learners will attend a mandatory face to face career counselling session to assess their suitability for this Certificate IV level qualification;
  • During this session, TSA’s career advisors reference the career counselling and/or Capacity of Benefit notes to summarise their thoughts on whether to proceed with enrolment or not, based on the interview/conversation. This is then retained in the learner record file;
  • All learners are required to undertake an LLN assessment appropriate for a Certificate IV level qualification to assess whether their reading and numeracy skills are sufficient to cope with the training program. The LLN assessment result will be retained in their learner record file;
  • In addition, TSA must reasonably believe the learner is academically suited to undertake the course e.g. employment history and/or prior education/qualifications.

Duration of this course

8 months full time  

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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