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Certificate IV in Ageing Support


Alpine Institute

Course Overview

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support will provide students with the practical skills and knowledge, and work placement experience required for employment within health care worker roles, enabling you to support individuals with complex needs or work with groups of older people in residential and centre-based settings. You will also have the confidence to supervise workers and liaise with other service providers.

The course will equip you with skills to assist with client advocacy; personal care requirements; support for people living with dementia; falls risk management; individualised plan implementation; client referrals; information systems; dispensing of medication; effective communication; cultural diversity; and workplace safety procedures.

The course is suited to individuals wishing to formalise existing work skills or gain a higher qualification in care for the elderly who are either living at home or in an aged care facility.


At the successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

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Career Opportunities

Occupational titles may include:

  • Personal Care Worker
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Carer
  • Homecare Worker
  • Care Services Employee
  • Aged Care Worker
  • Team Leader

Training Pathways

Certificate IV
  • HLT43015 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
  • CHC43415 - Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
  • CHC43115 - Certificate IV in Disability
  • HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing
  • CHC50108 - Diploma of Disability
  • CHC52208 - Diploma of Community Services Coordination
  • Bachelor Nursing


This course is delivered one day per week, over a one year period, with term breaks.

Alternate duration and delivery schedules may be available depending on individual student needs. Please discuss your individual needs at the Pre Training Interview.

Delivery Method

This course is delivered by a combination of face-to-face teaching workshops, self-study learning materials, and ongoing tutor support and mentoring. Students are required to undertake workbook activities and self-paced learning (approximately 4-6 hours per week).

Course Content

There are 18 units of competency that must be successfully completed to achieve the qualification, CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, which includes 15 core units and 3 elective units.

Core Units
  • CHCADV001         Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • CHCCCS023         Support independence and wellbeing
  • CHCAGE003         Coordinate services for older people
  • CHCDIV001           Work with diverse people
  • CHCCCS006         Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
  • HLTAAP001          Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTWHS002         Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCLEG003         Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCAGE004         Implement interventions with older people at risk
  • CHCPAL001          Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • CHCAGE001         Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCAGE005         Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCCS011         Meet personal support needs
  • CHCPRP001         Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • CHCCCS025         Support relationships with carers and families
Elective Units
  • CHCCCS010        Maintain a high service standard
  • BSBMGT401        Show leadership in the workplace
  • CHCAGE002        Implement falls prevention strategies

Note: Elective units may vary depending on individual student requirements.

Work Placement

As a compulsory component of this course, you will be required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in an Aged Care and Home and Community Care Service. Alpine Institute will organise work placement. 

Placement will commence following the successful completion of theory assessments of units.


To achieve qualification, the student will need to:

  • Successfully complete compulsory practical training and observation in the workplace for a minimum of 120 hours.
  • Successfully complete all assessments including Written Assessments, Case Study, Simulation/Observation, Online Quiz and Oral Assessment.

Course Dates

Contact the Alpine Institute for course commencement.

Course Fees

Concession - $172.04 

Government Subsidised - $460.20 

Full Rate - $4,412.00

Please refer to Fee Schedule for Fee Type and Course Fee breakdowns.

  • Course Fees include all materials and resources required including 1 x polo shirt.
  • There is a non-refundable amount of $100.00 required to secure enrolment, this amount counts towards your overall course cost.
  • You may be eligible for government funding through the *Skills First Program incentives.
  • This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Course Enquiries

For further information please contact Alpine Institute

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm

03 5751 9400


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