Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Course Code: CHC43015

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The Certificate IV in Ageing Support enables you to empower and encourage seniors and older individuals in the community, to live more productive and satisfying lives associated with positive ageing.  The valuable skills and knowledge you will obtain from this course, will enhance your career in caring for clients in their own homes or in aged care facilities.

Turn your passion for caring into a full career with one of the most sought after qualifications in the growing health services industry!

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Where Can the Certificate IV in Ageing Support Take Your Career?

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015), Australia’s nationally recognised and accredited aged care training course, is ideal for people who would want a fulfilling career in either residential or community based aged care.

With this qualification, you will be able to pursue a wide variety of roles such as:

  • 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
  • Disability Participant Worker

CHC43015 Course Delivery

The course is offered through Self-Paced Online Learning, enabling students to complete their Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015) at their own pace with full trainer support to help you all throughout your study. Your course materials are accessed online and you are free to work on the course requirements on your own time from anywhere in Australia. This aged care online course is available Australia-wide including remote areas and major cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth.

The online learning of CHC43015 course runs all throughout the year. This allows you to enrol and start your course straight away or on your preferred commencement date.

Please read our policies and procedures in the Inspire student handbook before enroling by clicking here.

Course Duration: You will have 12 months starting from your commencement date to complete the Self-Paced Online course. Students can enrol anytime during the year under this delivery method.


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What Will You Learn in the Ageing Support Course?

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support course will teach you the core skills required to prepare you for a fulfilling career in the aged care industry. You will learn how to provide person-centred support to the elderly, people with dementia, and people with disabilities. Among the skills you will learn are how to maintain the well-being of clients through personal care and how to provide them the services that meet their specific needs.

This ageing support course will also teach you more advanced skills in the aged care industry, like how to the coordinate services for different groups of older people and facilitate the planning and delivery of services for your clients. You will also learn how to implement client interventions and manage compliance for legal and ethical requirements.

Course Outline & Structure for Ageing

Expected Study Hours: There are up to 607 study hours for this course (including Vocational Placement), depending on your experience in the aged care industry. You may work at your own pace as an online training student and complete your course faster if you’d like!

Assessment Methods:  Assessment methods for this course includes a combination of credit transfer, written questions, projects, case studies, and skills journal. These will give you maximum opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in aged care.

CHC43015 Course Units

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support is made up of 18 total units. This covers 15 core units and 3 elective units, including the required electives to specialise in elderly or senior care.

Core Units (15):

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

Elective Units (3):

CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid*

* NOTE: The HLTAID003 Provide First Aid unit is NOT delivered by Inspire Education, students must organise the completion of this unit via an external provider.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisite entry requirements to enrol in this course.
However, it is preferred that students:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)


To support you in your online ageing support course Inspire will provide:

  • Student portal—access to:
    • Learner Guides and Assessment Workbooks
    • Online Quizzes
    • Multimedia Resources such as Webinars (Live and Pre Recorded)
    • Q&A Webinar Open Forums
    • Tutorial documents for navigating the Learning Management System (LMS)
    • Templates, charts and diagrams
    • Information about Accreditation Standards
    • Vocational Placement Pack
  • Simulated Learning Environments with Workplace Documentation for Case Studies
  • Training products, such as training packages and accredited course documentation

To complete your online ageing support course you will need to have access to:

  • Computer with Internet access with a reliable speed of at least 5mbps, installed with Latest versions of MS Word and Powerpoint, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
  • At least three (3) people to volunteer in assessment activities and role play activities
  • At least two (2) people to participate as clients/supervisor in simulated assessment activites
  • One (1) volunteer passenger vehicle
  • A registered Aged Care Facility to complete vocational placement
  • A workplace to complete assessments under a supervisor^

^Inspire will provide a simulated environment for students unable to secure a workplace for their assessments where necessary.

Vocational Placement

Students are required to complete Vocational Placement as part of this course to help you develop your skills and knowledge in caring for elderly individuals.

To gain your qualification, you will need to initiate contact with a registered and approved aged care facility and undertake a minimum of 120 hours and a maximum of 240 placement hours. This allows you to gain practical industry and workplace experience where you will be taught how to apply the lessons you learned during your training.

You can see what is required by your Vocational Placement Provider here >> Vocational Placement FAQs

Note: Students are required to complete a Police Check and additional manual handling training prior to commencing their vocational placement at their chosen facility. Any costs will be shouldered by the student. For students planning to do their vocational placement, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommends immunisation for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and influenza.

Qualification Pathways

The Cert IV in Ageing Support enables you to pursue job roles in aged, community, and residential facilities. Once enrolled, you may also consider additional training to complement your aged care skills, with courses such as:

  • CHC52015 — Diploma of Community Services
    For students also interested in community services implementing community development strategies and case management.
  • CHC42015 — Certificate IV in Community Services
    Students interested in community service can gain this specialisation by completing only three (3) additional core units.
  • CHC43115 — Certificate IV in Disability
    For students who are interested in providing support to disabled individuals.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is available to any learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification. See the RPL Guide for more information on this process and how to apply.

Inspire works with a range of reputable parties to market and recruit for national qualification and courses. Students of Inspire Education may be recruited by other parties under specific arrangements.

Helpful Guides and Articles

1. Interview Questions And Interview Tips For Aged Care Jobs

2. Aged Care Workers: In Short Supply

3. How to Become an Aged Care Trainer

4. Resume, Cover Letter And Interview Tips For Aged Care Workers

5. Certificate III Aged Care And Certificate IV Ageing Support: What’s The Difference?


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