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CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

This qualification 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.

CRICOS Course Code: 110296H


Entry requirements


Domestic & International students:

All students will need to complete a Pre-Training Review (PTR) before enrolling to ensure your suitability for undertaking this course. All students must complete a Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment as part of the PTR.

  • Completed year 12 or equivalent​

  • Must be 18 years of age or above​​

  • Work Placement requirements: 

    • A satisfactory National Police Clearance (not older than 3 months at time of enrolment)

    • Completion of NDIS Online module- ‘Worker Orientation Module: Quality, safety and You’.

    • Completion of COVID-19 infection control training from Department of Health

    • Flu vaccination + Updated vaccination record

    • Have a reasonable level of fitness to cope with standing, lifting, bending, twisting and reaching

    • Are physically, mentally and emotionally healthy to respond appropriately to personal needs

Additional entry requirements for international students:

  • English requirements:

    • meet one of the following English proficiency requirements:

      • Valid IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent, with no score below 5.0 in any band

      • Evidence of successful completion of at least five (5) years (full time equivalent) study taught and assessed in English. Confirmation documentation from the home university/school will be required.

      • Completion of an Australian Certificate III qualification or higher AQF level.

Delivery Mode

Class-based delivery: 20 hours per week

Work placement: 120 hours

Self-study sessions: Students need to allocate around 10 hours of self- study time per week to enhance their understanding and complete some assessment tasks.

Course duration

Total of 52 weeks:

  • 41 weeks of class-based sessions

  • 4 weeks of work placement

  • 7 weeks of holidays

Career Outcomes
  • Personal Care Assistant

  • Aged Care Worker

  • Residential Care Worker

  • Accommodation Support Worker

  • In-home Respite Worker


After completion of CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, students may wish to undertake higher AQF level courses such as:

  • CHC52015 - Diploma of Community Services            

  • CHC53315 - Diploma of Mental Health

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