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Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015)

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.

Download the current course guide here

Classroom based plus online and distance study

Domestic Students: Up to 15 months study including 120 hours compulsory Work Placement

International Students: 15 months study including 120 hours (3 weeks equivalent) compulsory Work Placement as listed on the course timetable.

International students will be required to complete 20 hours per week; Which is carried out in 15 hours of face to face classes and 5 hours online or distance study per week.

International Students: 
Click here: Term 3 to download the current timetable for Certificate IV in Ageing Support.
This course is available on Monday and Tuesday labelled as Group 1 or Wednesday and Thursday labelled as Group 2. This timetable displays the schedule for Group 1 and 2.

This course is made up of 15 core units (C) and 3 elective units (E).

  • CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients (C)
  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people (C)
  • CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people (C)
  • CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk (C)
  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia (C)
  • CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery (C)
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs (C)
  • CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being (C)
  • CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families (C)
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people (C)
  • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance (C)
  • CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach (C)
  • CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships (C)
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems (C)
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care (C)
  • CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships (E)
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety (E)
  • CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs (E)

All students undertaking Certificate IV in Ageing Support are required to complete 120 hours of work placement in a recognised facility. You should be aware that you will not qualify for CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support unless this work placement is completed. Work Placement will be arranged by Astute Training Pty Ltd in conjunction with the student during the course of study.

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

International Students: 
Total Cost: $8500 for 12 months study.
Initial payment: $1700 Deposit + $200 (non-refundable) Enrollment fee + Overseas Student Health Cover Payment (varies dependent on individual requirements)

Domestic Students:
Cost calculated on study requirements. Please contact us for a free quote.

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14 thoughts on “Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015)

  1. Hi

    I would like to know that what are the modes of study such as classroom, online, distant available to study the course of Cert. IV in ageing support at your institute.


  2. Hi Rahim,

    At present we are able to offer classroom and distance study for Domestic students. International students are required to attend class-based study.
    Thank you for your enquiry.

  3. Hello,

    Do you have evening classes as well as morning classes for the benefit of students who would like to juggle work with study?

    What are the student job prospects in your location as you are outside Sydney CBD?

    I would love to study Cert IV in ageing support at your institute.
    Kindly contact me by email with all necessary information and the next intake date.

    JOA from Nigeria

  4. Hi JOA,
    Thank you for your enquiry. At present we only run daytime classes.
    We are located in Penrith which is a major suburb and is fully serviced by all public transport systems.
    If you wish to study at Astute please read the International Students information on the website and complete all required forms. We will be in contact upon receipt of the required forms as soon as possible.
    Good luck and we hope to see you with us soon!

  5. Good day,for international students do you assist them with work as they study to pay bills.

  6. Good day,do your institution assist international students with job placement to pay bills. Nduka from Nigeria.

  7. Hi! Can I take Certificate IV Disability after completing this course so that I meet Australian study requirement of 2yrs study? Thank you

  8. Hi. Students at Astute Training organise their own work arrangements. Some of our courses include a work placement program. This is unpaid and a regulatory requirement of the Australian Department of Education and Training.

  9. Hi. Students at Astute Training organise their own work arrangements. Some of our courses include a work placement program. This is unpaid and a regulatory requirement of the Australian Department of Education and Training. This does not guarantee employment.

  10. Confirmation of Enrolment forms can be given for more than one course but will be dependent on your visa requirements. Please contact our receptionist for more information.

  11. Sir/Madam, I have two queries 1.What is the fees for Overseas Health Cover Payment for Certificate IV in Age care support. I am from India and related to Old Age care for over 2 years .
    2. International student can work part time?

    Thanking you.

  12. hi i would just like to ask if a valid ukvi ielts (acad) result is accepted for your trainings? and what are the required band score for each subtest? thank you

  13. Hi Chris,
    An academic IELTS is accepted at our college for intake, the overall score must be 5.5 or above. The scores for each subtest depend on the overall score as that is what we base the required 5.5 from
    Thank you for your enquiry.

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