Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Advance your career in the aged care industry
CRICOS Code: 097489A

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Course Overview

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

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.

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

Course Duration & Delivery

Duration: Classes will be delivered during 18 months period.

Students with CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification will get advanced standing and are able to complete the course with reduced duration. Please go to Cert IV in Ageing Support (with Credit Transfer) course page for more information.

Find out Term dates


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

For this qualification students must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement.
Charter Australia organise work placement for our enrolled students in an accredited residential facility.

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
  • Health screening & any necessary vaccinations

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

Core 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

Elective Units

  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • HLTHPS006 Assist client with medication (or HLTHPS007 Administer and monitor medications)

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 a rolling enrolment model. Students can enrol in any week in which a new unit of competency starts.​

Course Fees

Go to Student Fees.

NSW Government Smart & Skilled 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.
  • You will also need to upload a colour copy of your Medicare Card, Photo ID (eg. Driver’s licence), and/or evidence of concession status.
  • NSW Government Smart & Skilled funding may be available to eligible domestic students. For detailed information and to apply, please go to Smart & Skilled.

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-22-9 Cert IV in Ageing Support (Full Qualification) NORTH SYDNEY