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Certificate IV

in Ageing Support

Our CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support 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. 


Upon successfully completing this nationally recognised qualification, you will be able to:

  • Identify safe work practices for direct client care;

  • Facilitate the rights, interests and empowerment of clients; and

  • Identify and meet the support needs of clients.


Successful completion of the CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support, may lead to employment opportunities, including:

  • Aged care activity worker;

  • Care service team leader; or

  • Care supervisor.

Please note: This course provides skills and knowledge to the industry standard, but does not guarantee a job.



There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, prior to enrolment, students are required to provide their Working with Children's Check clearance number, National Police Check clearance certificate, Unique Student Identifier and photo identification. Prospective students may be required to complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment. All requirements are subject to change at any time as per amendments to the Public Health Orders.


We use a range of assessment methods for this qualification, including:

  • Short answers;

  • Projects;

  • Activities; and

  • Workplace Observation or Observation in a Simulated Workplace.


This training program includes a minimum of 120 hours of industry work placement.




This qualification can be completed in twelve months. The volume of learning offered by Work Savvy may vary per student depending on their existing skills and knowledge. More experienced students are likely to complete the course in a shorter period of time. The duration may vary depending on Credit Transfer [CT] or Recognition of Prior Learning [RPL]. Students can apply for CT or RPL at the time of enrolment



Delivery of training may take differing forms, including Face-to-Face and Online, dependent on the requirements of the Client or the needs of the cohort.


Units of Competency

(C) – Core unit; (E) – Elective unit

This qualification consist of 18 units of competence. Please call Work Savvy Training
for enquiries about customisation and contextualisation.

  • CHCADV001 – Facilitate the interests and rights of clients (C)

  • CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people (C)

  • CHCAGE003 – Coordinate services for older people (C)

  • CHCAGE004 – Implement interventions with older people at risk (C)

  • CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia (C)

  • CHCCCS006 – Facilitate individual service planning and delivery (C)

  • CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs (C)

  • CHCCCS023 – Support independence and wellbeing (C)

  • CHCCCS025 – Support relationships with carers and families (C)

  • CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people (C)

  • CHCLEG003 – Manage legal and ethical compliance (C)

  • CHCPAL001 – Deliver care services using a palliative approach (C)

  • CHCPRP001 – Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships (C)

  • HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems (C)

  • HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care (C)

  • CHCAGE002 – Implement falls prevention strategies (E)

  • HLTHPS006 - Assist clients with medication (E)

  • CHCCCS019 – Recognise and respond to crisis situations (E)

Fees & Charges.


This course is available on a fee-for-service basis:

  • $6,000

  • Work Savvy does not accept upfront payments of more than $1,500. If a student’s fee is more than this amount, the support of a flexible payment plan will be offered to students.

  • Deferment Fee (administration charges) $50

  • Replacement of Testamur/ statement of attainment / Qualification Certificate $50

  • Repeat of unit (Third attempt onwards Per unit) $150

  • RPL assessment Contact us for a quote


Please note: courses fees and additional charges may change from time to time, please check with Work Savvy staff for updates.


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