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.

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Classroom based plus online and distance study

Domestic Students: Up to 61 Weeks study including 120 hours compulsory Work Placement

International Students: 61 Weeks 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.

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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  • rahim


    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.


  • 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.

  • JOA


    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

  • 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!

  • Anonymous

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

  • Charmaine

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Partha Talukdar

    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.

  • chris

    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

  • 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.

  • kris lee

    Hi , i am a Bachelor of Nursing graduate but I dont have any experience in hospital after 5years. I want to enrol at your institute to enhance/improve my skills esp in caring Old Age patient..can international student work as a part time?

  • Hi Kris Lee,
    Our courses are a great way to develop and enhance your already gained experience in the Industry, we offer Certificate III in Individual Support and Certificate in Ageing Support to suit your enquiry.
    Our courses run two days a week from 9am – 4:30pm Monday/Tuesday or Wednesday/Thursday so you have the option to choose your days to be flexible with part time work for the other 5 days of the week.

    Thank you

  • Anonymous

    If i have all the levels of education i completed from primary, secondary, and college were delivered in english in Zimbabwe. Do i have to do the ILETS.

  • Faith

    If i have all the levels of education i completed from primary, secondary, and college were delivered in english in Zimbabwe. Do i have to do the ILETS.

  • Maribel

    Hello, as an international student, are you allowed to work while doing/attending the course? And after finishing the course, what happens next? Can I apply for an immigrant visa?
    Thank you

  • Jo


    I would like to ask if I am the one who will organize my OSHC, what scanned copy will i send to your institution for the enrollment? The quotation of the insurance or I have to pay for it already?

  • Hi Maribel,
    Yes you are allowed to work during your Visa but not during your school hours, it is a requirement that you attend 20hours per week of class, which is usually made of 2 and a half days of the week. If you do go for a job make sure they now your availability as it is not an acceptable excuse to be absent from class because of work.
    After you have finished your course you may apply for an immigrant visa, a sponsorship or a university degree to extend your time in Australia.

  • Hi Jo,
    Our college is partnered with Medibank allowing us to set up your OSHC if you request it on your enrollment form, we will send you your letter of offer stating how much the policy through medibank will be and you can decide if you would like to process this through us. You can also though organise it yourself if you like and in that case we will need a copy of your policy certificate.

  • Jo


    Thank you for responding to my querie last time. I would like to ask if you also offer some visa processing assistance with your international students? Or are there any agencies that you can recommend that can help in processing the student visa here in Davao, Philippines?

    Thank you so much

  • Jo

    Hi, is it possible to move my choice of commencement date due to delayed visa processing? For example I want to move my april 2018 commencement to August 2018. is it possible?

  • Nikki

    Pls email
    Me application forms for
    Diploma in community services
    When is the in take and
    How much is the fees
    Am an international students

  • Jaja

    Good day! Can you kindly send me a quotation of the possible expenses I need to pay upon enrollment? I am planning to take the course Certificate IV in Ageing Support and have your institution arrange my OSHC. You can send me the details in my e-mail address. Your response would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  • Hi Jo,

    It is possible for you to move dates of commencement for your course only if you have not submitted your Visa Application. We do not make adjustments once it has been submitted to avoid a refusal.

    Thank you

  • Hi Nikki,

    You can access our enrolment forms on our “International Forms” page then email them to our reception email:
    We have monthly intakes for all our courses so you can have the freedom to be flexible with when you would like to commence your course at our college.
    The total tuition fee for Diploma of Communbity Services is: $8500, we require a enrolment fee of $200 and a deposit of $2125 to process your Confirmation of Enrolment, this deposit will be put towards your inital 3 months of your course.
    Any other questions on our courses and trheir fees, outcomes and units can be found in our course gui8des located in the reffered course page.

    Thank you

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