CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Duration :              12 Months

Delivery Mode:      Face to Face, Blended, Workplace / Traineeship

Start Date:              Enrol Anytime

Recognition:           Nationally Recognised Training

Quality Assurance : As a registered training organisation (RTO) Hammond Institute operates within the Vocational Education and Training Quality Framework (VETQF) and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) delivering nationally recognised qualifications and units of competency.

Certificate IV in Ageing Support 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

  • Care Team Leader in Aged Care
  • Senior Community Care Worker
  • Assistant Aged Care Coordinator
  • Personal Care Worker

The following employment pathways are available to learners who complete this qualification:

  • Care Team Leader in Aged Care
  • Senior Community Care Worker
  • Assistant Aged Care Coordinator
  • Assistant Aged Care Team Leader
  • Service Coordinator
  • Transport Coordinator
  • In-home Respite Care
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Community Support Worker

There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into this course. Students may enrol directly in the certificate level course without completing lower ranked qualifications.

Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

Students must satisfy the following age, English and Academic requirements :

  • Applicants are required to be 17 years old and above
  • Undertake Pre-Training Review
  • Undertake LLN test: Learning,reading,writing,oral communication (ACSF Level 3) and numeracy (ACSF Level 2) are desirable to participate in the course.
  • Police Check – Students undertaking this course are required to provide a current Police Check with no disclosures.
  • It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.
Government Funded Fee* Government Funded Concession Fee** Administration Fees Fee for Service
$0 $0 $80 $6,500

For full list of other optional fees that may be applicable, please refer to our Course Fees page.

*To be eligible for Victorian government subsidised training fees, the candidate must meet the Skills First eligibility criteria.

**Under the Indigenous Completions Initiative, Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander students pay only the concession tuition fee for government subsidised training at all qualification levels (including at Diploma and above).

Delivery methods:
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:

  • lectures / Instructions
  • pre-reading
  • demonstrations and modelling
  • practice opportunities
  • brainstorming activities
  • group discussions
  • guided facilitation of individual or group learning activities, group work or project-based case studies

 

Delivery Structure:

  • Delivery structure is comprised of classroom training sessions, structured learning such as training support, learning activities, self-paced (to allow the learners to absorb and reflect on their learning), workshops and work placement.
  • The unit of competency will be delivered and assessed as stand-alone unit.

 

Delivery Locations:

  • Dandenong
  • Werribee
  • Craigieburn
  • Melton
  • Box Hill

Notes: Additional locations may be allocated to meet a group of learner cohort’s needs and based on demand (if practicable for Hammond Institute)

The further study pathways available to learners who undertake Certificate IV in Ageing Support include:

  • CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services
  • CHC53415 – Diploma of Leisure and Health
  • CHC62015 – Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Assessment method may include:

  • Knowledge Questions
  • Written Assignment & Case studies
  • Workplace Assessment
  • Log Book
  • Projects / Research Reviews

All assessment will be conducted in accordance with the Training Package requirements, Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence (https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.8-1.12)

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. If a student is unable to find an appropriate work placement, Hammond Institute will assist in finding the work placements.

The Certificate IV in Aging Support  is made up of 18 units. This covers 15 core units and 3 elective 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

Industry Suggested Electives

CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services

To learn more about what is included in the units above, click here and type in the unit code.

Other Electives options are available. Discuss options with the course coordinator.
Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.

Hammond Institute does not use brokers or deliver this course through third party arrangements.

Job Facts


  • $900
    Weekly Pay
  • 175,800 workers
    Employment Size
  • Very Strong
    Future Growth
  • Lower skill
    Skill level rating
  • 36.2% Full-Time
    Full-Time Share
  • 77.1% female
    Gender Share

Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Community Worker visit Job Outlook