CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support 

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This program is suited to new entrants to the industry who require a broad orientation to the industry, as well as existing employees within the Aged Care Sector.

Key information
Course code: CHC43015
  • Online & In-person (Melbourne & Adelaide)
  • A minimum of 6 months
  • Government funding (if eligible)
  • Payment plans provided
  • No relevant experience necessary
  • Day or night classes
  • 120 hours work placement included


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.

Our Certificate IV in Ageing Support course is suitable for those seeking to work in, working in, or who have studied in the Aged Care sector; as well as people with care or community service experience looking to advance their skills. This qualification addresses work primarily in residential facilities, or homes within defined organisation guidelines and service plans.

During the course you will learn to carry out activities related to maintaining an individual’s well being through personal care and other activities of good living. You will also learn to provide services to individuals with complex needs, and work with groups of older people.

Study pathways

This program offers pathways into CHC52015 Diploma in Community Services

Current & Previous Students have also enrolled into the following to broaden employment opportunities: CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability or CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

Program objectives

At InterCare Training we want to ensure that you have a fun and enjoyable learning experience, it is because of this that we offer a range of flexible training delivery and assessment models to meet each individuals needs.

Program Objectives:

  • Develop foundation knowledge and understanding to work effectively with older people.
  • Develop skills in the day-to-day, hands-on support and care of clients when working of an aged care facility
  • Carry out activities to maintain personal care and other activities of living for people in an aged care setting
  • Carry out activities related to an individualised plan
  • Work effectively with co-workers and report directly to a supervisor.
  • Develop cultural awareness and respectful practices

Why study in the Community Services industry

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InterCare video transcript: Why Study in the Community Services Industry

G: I went to work in the Service Industry because I care about people.

D: I chose this course as I wanted to help the community.

S: The most that I was hoping to achieve out of being in the Community Services area was certainly to give back to the community.

G: I come from IT background and that’s dealing mainly with machines and it’s getting closer to people.

D: I actually have a background in retail but I wanted to change my career. This was the best time for me to do it as the kids have got an older

S: I was in Sales and Marketing and Customer Service for the last 35 years. And back in January, I was laid off my job.

DN: They’ve got to that situation.  Where, “What am I going to do?”  “I’ve been doing this for 30 years. What am I going to do now?”  All we can do is give them the options, give them me explanations that they made, give them the reassurance.  And then the decision is up to them. But I tell them.  They’ve got to have the passion for the industry.

JS: If I’m going to put my mother or my dad into care. If you are going to look after my parents but you don’t have emotionally, you don’t feel anything.  There’s no point.

DN: If I train you, would I like you looking after somebody I love?  And that’s always a good indication to me.

D: I’m happy now. I can go out and get the career that I’ve always wanted. To help people and help the community. Inter Care makes the transition such a breeze. It’s amazing.

S: For anyone that’s contemplating studying I certainly would say, go for it. You have the best support and the advice that I would give is certainly just give it a go. You won’t be disappointed.

Potential future job roles

This course prepares you to work in job roles such as:

Accommodation Support Worker Community Support Worker
Assistant in Nursing Home Care Assistant
Care Assistant Personal Care Assistant
Care Service Employees Personal Care Giver
Care Workers Personal Care Worker
Community Care Worker Residential Care Worker
Community Hours Worker Support Worker

Course requirements

There are no pre-requisite qualifications for entry into this qualification, InterCare Training will ensure Pre Training Review processes are in place to promote suitable and appropriate course enrolments and to protect prospective students prior to enrolling into this training product from being disadvantaged by the inability to meet the AQF level required.

A national Police clearance is required before the placement component can be undertaken.

Evidence of some vaccinations is also a requirement including but not limited to influenza (flu) vaccination, COVID vaccination prior to the placement component.

Current clear Police Check required
This can be organised via the InterCare/NCC Police check Service.
Minimum age requirement
Must be older than 18 years to enrol (note: Police Checks are unable to be requested for individuals aged lower than 16 years)
80% of graduates report gaining a job in the industry after InterCare Training.

Course units

Your Certificate IV in Ageing Support will include the below:

  • Total number of units = 18
  • 15 core units
  • 3 elective units
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interest and right of clients
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
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
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
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
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

See full packaging requirements for CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support (training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC43015)

Pathways to employment

Courses Stages

1. Theory

We have easy to follow course activities and training. You’ll be supported and learn from teachers who care, are industry experts and we offer real hands-on experience during our courses.
  • Core unit theory and essential knowledge component is delivered in the classroom or via zoom (virtual class)
  • The practical skills will be developed through dedicated lab days and practical simulations under supervision over a specified period of time


  • Demonstration of knowledge through written answers and projects
  • Demonstration of workplace skills and knowledge through practical placement based around workplace activities

2. Work placement

We arrange placement for you
120 hours: 7am to 3pm
Typically 3 week period
  • The practical skills will be developed on the job during the placement component in an Aged Care facility under supervision over a specified period of time
  • Assessment of practical skills will be assessed on during the placement component

3. Support & post-placement review

Our Students have high employment outcomes post training!

InterCare Alumni automatically access the benefits of our InterCare Staffing and Employment services and become priority candidates for roles being recruited for.

This training is delivered with State and Commonwealth funding (if applicable). InterCare Training ensures all training and assessment is delivered in accordance with VET Standards and adheres to the principles of access and equity in order to maximise learning outcomes. For further information and a full set of terms and conditions, please refer to the Privacy Policy and or the Student & Employer Handbook RTO No: 21099