Certificate IV in Ageing Support with Credit Transfer

Certificate IV in Ageing Support with Credit Transfer

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

This course is designed for people who have completed CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
CRICOS Code: 097489A

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Course Overview

​This course is designed for people who have completed CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, therefore the students will be able to apply for credit transfer for a number of common units required by both CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support and CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support.

Graduates will obtain the skills and knowledge to support either their employment entry into a relevant aged care industry role or to develop their current workplace skills and knowledge for existing employment.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the course will be qualified to work as a:

  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Team leader in aged care, home care and disability care facilities​

Pathways to Further Studies

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support provides pathways to the following qualifications with the possibility of receiving credits.

  • CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
  • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing

Course Entrance Requirements

Academic requirement

Student must have achieved the qualification of CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support or the same level of qualification in the community services training package.

Language Literacy and Numeracy requirements

  • Students are required to take LLN test on before being offered enrolment.
  • When a student failed to achieve the required LLN result, support options are available. Refer to Language, literacy and numeracy requirements in this document.

Age restrictions
Applicants must be 18 years of age or above

Work placement requirement

Students must be eligible to obtain the following:
• National Police check
• Working with children check (Where it is appropriate)
• Relevant immunization requirements including Covid-19 vaccination

Computer requirements
Student will use computer to access study materials, do research, prepare assessments, make notes and communicate with trainers, support staff and/or other students. Students are also required to bring a laptop or tablet computer while attending classes.

Course Duration & Delivery

Delivery period: 22 weeks

Assessment methods

Assessment for the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support include:

  • Written Task
  • Simulation
  • Workplace Assignment
  • Workplace Journal
  • Practical Demonstration


Classroom training will be delivered at Charter Australia’s North Sydney campus at: Level 3, 53 Walker Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia.

Work Placement

There is no mandatory minimum hours on work placement for the UoC included in the program. However, the UoC in the program require significant amount of practice and assessment in real workplace. Charter Australia sets a minimum requirement of 40 hours of total supervised work placement. This allows sufficient time for the student to demonstrate their skills in the real workplace and be assessed on the practical components of the units of competency. Students may undertake additional work placement hours if they wish to, subject to approval from Charter Australia and the host organisation.

Before undertaking any work placements in a care facility, students are required, at their own costs to undertake:

  • National Police Check
  • Working with Children Check (where is appropriate)
  • Health screening & any necessary vaccinations including Covid-19 vaccination

To attend work placement students are also required to wear Charter Australia’s uniform (included in the materials fees) and also have appropriate black pants and black rubber sole footwear.

Competency Units included
  1. CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance (Core)
  2. CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery (Core)
  3. CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships (Core)
  4. CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients (Core)
  5. CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk (Core)
  6. CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people (Core)
  7. CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach (Core)
  8. HLTHPS007 Administer and monitor medications (Elective)
  9. HLTAID011 Provide First Aid (Elective)

Out of 18 required units for the qualification, this course program only delivers the above listed 8 unit of competencies. Students are expected to have achieved the other 10 unit of competency through their previous studies.

All students are offered options for undertaking any of the 10 units through Charter Australia’s CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support training programs if required. Additional fees will be applicable.
8 units not included in the program:

  1. CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people (Core)
  2. CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia (Core)
  3. CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs (Core)
  4. CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing (Core)
  5. CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families (Core)
  6. CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people (Core)
  7. HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems (Core)
  8. HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care (Core)
  9. HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control (Elective)

Credit Transfer

Students with prior learning from another Registered Training Organisation based in any State/Territory of Australia may apply to have credit transferred to their Charter Australia’s program which may fast-track their studies.

Go to Credit Transfer page for more information.

Recognise Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is an assessment process that closely evaluates the relevance of your knowledge and skills to the specific job tasks. It is not a substitute for learning – to be eligible for RPL you must have direct experience in the job role performing the tasks that make up the qualification.

Go to Recognise Prior Learning page for more information.

Intake Dates

Charter Australia uses rolling enrolment model. Student can enrol at any week when a new unit of commencement starts.

Course Fees

Go to Student Fees.

NSW Government Smart & Skilled and Job Trainer funding may be available to eligible domestic students. Please go to the Smart & Skilled webpage for more information.

Ready to Apply?

Simply complete the online enrolment form. We will get back to you promptly to advise the outcome of your application or if we require more information from you.

Your enrolment should take around 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

​Information you’ll need:

  • Personal details
  • Contact information such as residential and postal address
  • Email address (mandatory to complete this process online)
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you have not yet registered for a USI, click here to create one. If you have a USI but don’t remember your USI details, click here to find your USI.
  • Upload a colour copy of your Medicare Card, Photo ID (eg. Driver’s licence), and/or evidence of concession status.
  • NSW Government Smart & Skilled and Job Trainer funding may be available to eligible domestic students. Please go to the Smart & Skilled webpage for more information.

Need more information? Ring us on 02-9955 5881 or simply fill in the Enquiry form below. We will get back to you as soon as possible.


Name Location Domestic Students International Students
C4AS-23-2 Cert IV in Ageing Support (8 units with credit transfer) (Wed, 9:30am-3pm) NORTH SYDNEY