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CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

This qualification reflects the role of individuals 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.


Candidates have a total of 2 years to complete the Certificate IV, however, based on a study commitment of 32-35 hours a week, candidates are able to complete this in 12 months.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification however, participants are required to be competent in written and spoken English and will undertake a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy test prior to commencing the training. As this program has been designed to be delivered on the job, participants will require access to an Industry work environment, policy, procedures and computer equipment.

RTO Admission requirements:

FMedge has the following admission requirements to suit the delivery and assessment mode offered:

* Students are required to be competent in written and spoken English and will undertake a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy test prior to commencing the training.
* Students are required to be competent in basic computer skills i.e. conduct internet research, use email, cut and paste, use templates and prepare answers using word.

RTO Work Placement Requirements;

Prior to any work placement, all students must meet the following criteria:

* Must hold a current Australian Federal Police check
* Must hold a valid First Aid certificate


There is no licencing, legislative or certification requirements for this qualification. However, to achieve this qualification, candidates must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.


A possible training pathway for a student completing this qualification could be the following:

* CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services
* CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

These qualifications represent a logical pathway regardless of whether the RTO offers the qualifications.

After achieving the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, candidates may pathway into the Certificate IV in Community Services (CHC42015), a Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015) or another Industry area.

‘Course Credits’ may be gained for further study on completion of this qualification.

Job roles

Job roles associated with this qualification relate to the delivery of training and assessment of competence within the VET sector.

Employment outcomes may include the following role/s:

* Aged Care Coordinator or Supervisor
* Disability Support Worker
* Assistant hostel supervisor
* Care Supervisor
* Care team Supervisor

Course Content

Eighteen (18) units are required for award of this qualification including:

* Fifteen (15) are core units
* Three (3) elective units comprising of:
* at least 2 units from the electives listed below, up to 1 unit from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the Certificate IV in Ageing Support. Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.

Unit Code Unit Title Core /Elective
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients  Core
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people  Core
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people  Core
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk  Core
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia  Core
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery  Core
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs  Core
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing  Core
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families  Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people  Core
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance  Core
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach  Core
CHCPRP001  Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships  Core
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems  Core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care  Core
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations  Elective
CHCCCS021 Respond to suspected abuse  Elective
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach  Elective

Please Note: The elective units of competency have been selected by FMedge following industry consultation and are offered in the standard delivery of this course by FMedge. Candidates who have attained competency in alternate units may be eligible to substitute those units for Credit transfer/RPL or RCC in accordance with the training package rules for the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support. Where this course is offered for our corporate clients and subject to the training packaging rules alternate electives may be substituted to provide customisation to their specific requirements.


Upon successful completion of the required 18 units, you will be awarded CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support.

Delivery Methods

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On the job training

Programs can also be designed to meet your timeframe and the specific needs of your personal circumstances, your organisation and market sector.

Please contact us to discuss your organisation’s specific training needs and preferred delivery method (Online, classroom based or a blended approach).

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