Certificate IV in Ageing Support

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.

Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Position Outcomes:

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Assistant hostel supervisor
  • Care assistant
  • Care team leader
  • Day activity worker
  • Hostel supervisor
  • Personal care worker
  • Program coordinator – social programs
  • Residential care worker
  • Support worker

18 units in total to be completed (15 Core, 3 Electives)

Core Units  
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Elective Units
CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease


Fees and Charges

  • $2500 – Full Course
  • $1700 – Self-Directed Learning
  • $1200 – Full RPL

* Self-Directed learning and full RPL – enrolled students must have current industry experience.


QLD – 2014-2016 VET Investment Plan (Higher Level Skills)

Available to learners who do not hold or be enrolled into a Certificate IV or Higher Qualification

  • Non-Concession Students – $180.00 / $10.00 per unit
  • Concession Students – $90.00 / $5.00 per unit



What is Higher Skills?

The principle aim of the Higher Level Skills program is to help individuals gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry.

The Higher Level Skills program will provide employers and industry with the capacity to address current workforce development needs.

For further information, please refer to the following Fact Sheet http://www.training.qld.gov.au/resources/training-organisations/pdf/hls-factsheet-student.pdf

Should you require a print out of this fact sheet, we can print this for you.

Priority Qualifications

High-priority qualifications are those qualifications which develop the skills most needed by the economy.

They are determined based on information about skill shortages, advice from industry, and the importance of the qualification in gaining an employment outcome.

What is the cost?

Given the increased benefits that you can gain from higher-level training, you are required to contribute to the cost of your training through a student co-contribution fee, payable to the training provider.

The amount of fees varies depending upon the course you undertake and the training provider you choose.

The fee may be paid on your behalf by an employer or a third party but cannot be paid by the training provider.


Aspire to Succeed Learner Co-Contribution Fees

Fees for the course are invoiced upon enrolment for all units enrolled. Invoices have a 14 day payment term.

Should you withdraw from the course, or not commence units, you will be refunded for any units paid, which you did not commence training in.

Learners have the opportunity to pay the course fees off over the duration of the course. At no time do we wish to disadvantage a learner from completing their studies and therefore, payment plans are available.

Important Information

Access to the program

As you can only access the Higher Skills subsidy once, it is important you choose the right course for you to take full advantage of this opportunity.

From 1 July 2014, the Queensland Skills Gateway will display the courses available under the Higher Skills program and will also provide information about what they cover, the careers they can lead to, and the training providers approved to deliver them.

Learner Surveys

Within 3 months of completion or withdrawal from the course it is a requirement for each learner to complete and submit a ‘Training and Employment Survey’.

The results of these surveys are provided to the QLD Training Department on a quarterly basis.

You will be provided with the form either face to face or through the post, dependent on the circumstance at the time.

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