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Certificate IV in Ageing Support


CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Course CRICOS Code: 102985E

Course Overview


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.

Delivery Mode

This course will be delivered as Classroom based face to face training.

The students will need to complete practical placement of at least 120 hours in a recognised Aged Care Centre to achieve this qualification.

Delivery Location

Level 3, 220 Albert Road, South Melbourne VIC 3205

Course Duration

This course will be delivered over 60 weeks as following:

Classroom Delivery: 40 Weeks

Practical Placement: 8 Weeks

Holidays: 12 Weeks

Entry Requirements

Whilst there are no entry requirements stipulated in the training package, WMIT requires its participants to meet the following criteria:

  •  18 years or older at commencement of course
  • Cert III in EAL / Academic IELTS band score of 5.0 or equivalent
  • Completion Australian Year 11 or equivalent

Additional Requirements:

  • The student must have basic computer skills to use word processing software like Microsoft Word and using internet effectively for research.
  • WMIT will conduct LLN assessment of the student at the time of orientation to identify the support required by the students. This support will enable students to complete qualification successfully in required time.


Career Pathways

Once you have successfully completed the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support you can apply for jobs within the Aged Care industry, which may include:

  • Personal Care Worker
  • Aged Care Activity Worker
  • Care Service Team Leader
  • Care Supervisor (Aged Care)


Education Pathways

The further study pathways available to students who undertake this qualification include:

  • Diploma of Community Services OR
  • Diploma of Nursing Or
  • Any other relevant qualification at Diploma level

Course Structure


The completed the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support requires the completion of the following 18 units (including 15 core and 3 electives).

Code Title Type
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients Core
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people Core
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people Core
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk Core
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia Core
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery Core
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs Core
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing Core
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance Core
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach Core
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships Core
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability Elective
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services Elective
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid Elective

Training Arrangements

Class sessions are planned to ensure that student have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally, workplace practices and environments will be regularly simulated and used to conduct skills based assessments in accordance with unit requirements.


WMIT organises face to face training of 20 hours per week, all the international student must attend the classes to comply with student visa conditions.

Homework tasks may include research, readings from related textbooks and continuing to work on assessment tasks.

Students are provided with the Learner Guides for each unit to students to support their learning (these are included in the course fees).

Placement Arrangements   

Students are required to complete a minimum 120 hours of work placement in a regulated Aged Care Centre for successful completion of the course. This work placement is only to be conducted in the Aged Care Centre that has entered into a work placement agreement with WMIT. WMIT will organise workplaces for its students to complete work placement requirement.


Work Placement is an important component of the qualification that provide students with the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge in an aged care setting. Students will complete the work placement assessment tasks as required by vocational log book. Students will be supervised by the workplace supervisor and WMIT trainer/assessor will conduct regular visit to assess student.

Additional Support

All students will complete a language literacy and numeracy assessment at orientation to determine their learning support needs. All students will be provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help you achieve competency. Where additional support needs have been identified an Individual Support Plan will be developed which may include:

  • Mentoring from trainers
  • Additional classes, tutorials and workshops
  • Computer and technology support
  • Referral to external support services
  • Reasonable adjustment to assessments

Provision of additional support services will be provided where necessary to enable students to participate in the same way as any other person regardless of whether support services have been required.

Assessment Arrangements

There are a variety of assessment methods used for this qualification including:

  • Written questions
  • Projects
  • Case studies
  • Role Plays
  • Research
  • Reports

Credit Transfer/RPL

Course Credit

WMIT can grant you credit towards your course for units of competency that you have already completed with another RTO or authorised issuing organisation. We can also grant you Credit for subjects or units you have completed where equivalence can be established between the unit in your course, and the subject or unit you have completed.


There is no charge to apply for Credit.

To apply, fill in the Credit Application Form and submit it as part of your enrolment.

*Please refer to your Student Handbook for more information on Course Credit. As an international student you should note that where you are granted credit this will reduce your course duration and you will be informed of this in writing.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where skills and knowledge that you have gained through work and life experience and other unrecognised training can be formally recognised.


WMIT has a process that has been structured to minimise the time and cost to applicants and provides a supportive approach to students wishing to take up this option.  You should ideally apply for RPL at the time of enrolment but you may also apply up to 2 weeks into your course.

During the entry process and interview stage WMIT will discuss with you the process and options for RPL.  Suitability is often determined on how much experience you have in a certain area, your work history and previous training. If RPL is determined as a possibility for you, you will be provided with a kit that will guide you in working through each unit to determine relevant skills and experience and identify whether you would be able to provide the required evidence.

A trainer/assessor will be available to assist you throughout this process.

*Please refer to your Student Handbook for more information on RPL.  As an international student you should note that where you are granted RPL this will reduce your course duration and you will be informed of this in writing.

Course Fee


Total Tuition Fees: $13,750



Payment Plan

  • Non-refundable enrolment deposit (prior to commencement) – $250
  • 4 equal installments of tuition fee before start of every term


RPL Costs:

Application Fee – $250

Charge per unit of competency – $400

Nationally Recognised Training does not occur GST.

Students will only be eligible to receive their qualification if fees have been paid in full and all course requirements have been met.

*Please refer to your Student Handbook for our Fees and Refunds Policy.


Unless otherwise specified, tuition fees include all the training and assessment as well as required resources and textbooks for students to achieve the qualification or course in which they are enrolling.


Additional charges apply if students require:

  • Additional copies of a student’s qualification/record of results and/or statement of attainment. A cost of $50 per document applies and $70 if express post is required.
  • Printing costs as may be required to complete assessments. Students may print and copy on campus for a cost of 15c per page, however they may also use other printing facilities.
  • Other costs (not included) to be aware of:

Please refer to the student handbook for guidance in relation to budgeting and planning

  • USB drives that students are required to use to submit their assessments. Students may bring their own or purchase nearby.
  • Notebooks/pens/laptops* or other general stationary required for students to complete their work.

*A note about computers:  Many homework and assessment tasks require access to a computer and the internet and therefore it is recommended students bring or purchase a laptop if possible.

If students don’t have their own they can use nearby public facilities that are listed for their convenience in the Student Handbook. It is optional for students to bring a laptop to class – some students may choose to do so to keep their notes organised, but where a computer is required for class activities the trainer/assessor will arrange to book the college computers for class sessions.

AQF Level IV
Duration 60 Weeks
Course Fee $13,750

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