Community Services

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Qualification Description

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 placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.


Employment pathways – Although it does not guarantee an employment outcome, completion of this qualification could lead to your employment in the aged care industry in the following occupational titles to the right:

Entry Requirements

You are required to undertake a Pre Training Review prior to enrolment to identify competencies you have previously acquired and to ascertain your suitability and appropriateness for this qualification. The Pre Training Review is designed to ensure we can help you participate in and successfully attain your desired learning outcomes.

Mandatory requirements – There are no mandatory requirements for this qualification.

Suitability requirements – This qualification requires you to have physical attributes suitable for workplace experience within the aged care industry which encompasses manual handling of equipment and clients.

Materials, equipment and resources – You will need access to a computer with Internet.

Workplace Experience

Prior to commencing workplace experience, you must obtain a current Victorian Working with Children Check as well as a current satisfactory Police Check. You may be required to provide other documents, such as a current First Aid certificate as required by the Placement Provider. You are required to undertake a minimum of 120 hours of workplace experience through work placement/employment in a relevant aged care setting. A PTA workplace deed needs to be approved by PTA before you can start workplace experience.

Qualification Structure

To successfully complete CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support you must complete the following units of competency.

Unit CodeUnit TitleC/EStreamPR/CR
1CHCADV001Facilitate the interests and rights of clientsC--
2CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older peopleC--
3CHCAGE003Coordinate services for older peopleC--
4CHCAGE004Implement interventions with older people at riskC--
5CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementiaC--
6CHCCCS001Address the needs of people with chronic diseaseE--
7CHCCCS006Facilitate individual service planning and deliveryC--
8CHCCCS011Meet personal support needsC--
9CHCCCS021Respond to suspected abuseE--
10CHCCCS023Support independence and well beingC--
11CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and familiesC--
12CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleC--
13CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical complianceC--
14CHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approachC--
15CHCPRP001Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnershipsC--
16HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systemsC--
17HLTHPS006Assist clients with medicationE--
18HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client careC--

LEGEND C = Core E = Elective PR = Pre-requisite CR = Co-requisite * = unit has pre-requisite/s