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CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Course Overview 

CRICOS Course Code: 097995E

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support will prepare people for employment as support workers providing individual care to elderly people in home, community, residential or health settings. The course enables workers to empower and encourage seniors, and older individuals in the community, to live more productive and satisfying lives associated with positive ageing. The job role requires a person who is patient, has good communication skills, and has a commitment to the rights of the elderly. Workers may be expected to perform a range of tasks including, assisting with personal care (showering, bathing, shaving, toileting, oral hygiene, dressing), assisting with meals and feeding, assisting clients to move around and to lift and turn clients who are immobile or confined to bed and communicating with families. 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. The health and aged care sector is experiencing strong growth in many countries.

Relevant Job Roles 
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Support Worker (Community Services)
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Personal Care Provider
  • Aged Care Activity Worker
  • Care Service Team Leader 
Entry Requirements 

Students must be aged 18 years and above.

Evidence of acceptable English language test course as below (or equivalent):

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 5.5
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), internet based test 46
Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) 162
Pearson Test of English Academic 42

In addition, students are asked to identify if they would like to participate in an LLN assessment as part of the enrolment process in the areas of reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy. This ensures the course is at an appropriate level for students and educational support is provided. 

All students must be willing to participate in mandatory work placement of a minimum of 120 hours and this will require a working with children clearance.

Units of Study 

Core Units

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk

CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Elective Units

CHCCCS015 Provide indiviualised support

CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

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Face-to-Face Schedule 
This course is scheduled as: 74 weeks | 20 hours per week | 6 terms | 10 weeks per term
Four intakes per year: January, April, July, October
Students are required to participate in a minimum of 120 hours of mandatory work placement in at least one aged care, home and community, disability or community service organisation within 50 kms of Darwin
We recommend that learners set aside between 3-5 hours per week for homework, reading and assessment tasks
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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 

RPL recognises skills, knowledge and experience gained through work, formal study, volunteering, informal or formal training, social activities or general life experiences. If you can demonstrate that you have already learnt the knowledge, and have the relevant skills, recognition of prior learning may be granted. Please contact our office for information about the RPL process.

Application Fee (non-refundable) A$300.00
Resource Fee A$200.00
Tuition Fee A$9000.00
Total A$9500.00
Tuition Fee Per Term A$1500.00
Recognition of Prior Learning Per Unit of Competency A$500.00

Students are required to pay for their own working with children clearance. The fee of A$7.00 is paid direct to SAFE NT.


Course learning and assessment material
Qualified industry expert trainer
Student support
Coffee and tea
Certification upon successful completion


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