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CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

National Code: CHC43015


What does this course involve?
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.

Certificate IV in Ageing Support contains 18 units of competency.   Fifteen units are core, three units are elective.  To obtain this qualification you must successfully complete all 18 units and 120 hour industry placement.

What are the entry requirements for this course?

There are no prerequisites for this course but to undertake this course at Brite institute you will need to successfully complete a pre-training review and be prepared to undertake a minimum 120 hours practical placement. Police record checks will be required for practical placements.

If undertaking this course as a trainee you will need to be working a minimum of 13 hours per week.

What employment opportunities will I have once I have my certificate?
Certificate IV in Ageing Support may provide you with employment opportunities as a:

  • Personal Care Worker
  • Assistant hostel supervisor
  • Care supervisor
  • Care team leader
  • Program coordinator – social programs

Is this a nationally recognised course?
Yes, this course is Nationally Recognised

How is the training funded?
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding (eligibility criteria apply) or through Fee-for-Service arrangements.

What further study options will I have?
Once you have finished your course you may wish to consider other community services qualifications such as Certificate IV in Community Services, Disability, Leisure and Health or diplomas in nursing.

How long is the course?
Certificate IV in Aging Support usually takes 15 months to complete and is delivered via a fortnightly classroom training timetable. On average an additional 5 hours of work per week is required to complete assessments.

How will I be assessed?
Your assessments can include:

  • Question/answers
  • Case studies
  • Workplace documents
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Third Party Report from your workplace supervisor

Will my previous experience or study count?
Brite Institute recognises qualifications and Statements of Attainment from other RTOs. You will be granted Credit Transfer (CT) for units that can be included in a Certificate IV in Aging Support that you have previously successfully completed through another RTO. You will also have the opportunity to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Certificate IV in Ageing Support - Sample Training Plan

Unit Code

Unit Title

Nominal Hours

Core (15 units)


Follow safe work practices for direct client care



Manage legal and ethical compliance



Facilitate the interests and rights of clients



Facilitate the empowerment of older people



Coordinate services for older people



Implement interventions with older people at risk



Provide support to people living with dementia



Facilitate individual service planning and delivery



Meet personal support needs



Support independence and well being



Support relationships with carers and families



Work with diverse people



Deliver care services using a palliative approach



Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships



Recognise healthy body systems


Electives (3 units)


Implement falls prevention strategies



Provide loss and grief support



Use communication to build relationships


What fees will I pay for my course?
You will pay fees for tuition, amenities and resources.
Each student's fees are calculated separately and based on the nominal hours of the units chosen, and whether or not government subsidies apply. Please refer to the fees and charges section on Brite's website for further details.

Contact Details for Brite Institute (TOID: 3834)

Address: 463– 467 High Street, Northcote, VIC, 3070   Business Hours: M - F   8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Telephone: (03) 9481 6422   Facsimile: (03) 9486 1073
Email:   Web:

Access and Inclusion

Brite Institute is committed to delivering services in a non-discriminatory manner with respect to age, gender, culture, religion and disability and encourages fair access to services for people of underrepresented groups.  A full copy of the Brite Institute Access and Equity Policy is available upon request and is displayed at the Northcote site.  Full disability access is available at both training sites and people with a disability are encouraged to participate in both accredited and pre-accredited training programs.