CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Advance your career as a personal care worker

12 months
Face-to-Face, Workplace Based, Blended

Course Overview

The purpose of this qualification is to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to work within the Ageing Support service sector. The qualification is structured to combine theory with practical placement and is directed towards providing students with relevant skills, knowledge and values necessary to have as professional ageing support workers.

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.

At Integrity Education Group we want to ensure that the needs of all our students are meet, and we offer a range of delivery methods for this course, including face to face on campus classes, virtual (online) classes, online self-based study and  practical work placement.

Career Opportunities

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Assistant in nursing
  • Community care worker
  • Disability support officer/worker
  • In-home respite care worker
  • Personal care assistant
  • Residential care officer/ support worker

Units of Competency

Total number of units = 18

  • 15 core unit plus
  • 3 elective units
Facilitate the interest and rights of clients
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Coordinate services for older people
Implement interventions for older people at risk
Provide support to people living with dementia
Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
Meet personal support needs
Support independence and wellbeing
Support relationships with carers and families
Work with diverse people
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Deliver care services using a palliative approach
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Recognise healthy bodies
Follow safe work practices for direct client care


Implement falls prevention strategies
Develop and implement service program
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, Integrity Education Group requires students to be over 18 years of age at the course commencement. Students will need to complete work-placement for this course, and therefore, must be able to obtain a satisfactory National Police check and Working With Children check.

Integrity Education Group also requires all prospective students to undertake a formal pre-training review (PTR) and language, literacy and numeracy assessment to determine the suitability and readiness of the student for the program.  During the this process, the Integrity Education Group staff will ensure the following are discussed/determined:

  • Career and educational aspirations
  • Suitability for the intended program and subsequent industry
  • Literacy and numeracy capabilities
  • Digital capability and capacity

Delivery & Assessment

To ensure we cater for all our student needs, students will have the choice of delivery methods, including:

Face to face on campus classes

Virtual (online classes)

A blend of both face to face on campus classes and virtual classes

All assessments can be completed online or in paper base format, and all practical assessments will be completed in the workplace or specially designed simulated environment.

This qualification also requires you to complete 120 hours of work placement in an Aged care facility.  Integrity Education Group can assist you in finding placement if you cant access one yourself.

Integrity Education Group will monitor your activities to ensure reasonable progress is being made, and our highly qualified and supportive trainers and assessors will be there to provided any additional support you may need outside of class time.

Credit Transfer

Variation to course schedules may occur due to Coronavirus, but not to the point where it limits the learner experience, delivery methodology, RPL/ Credit Transfer opportunities. Schedules/training plans are developed to reflect any individual or group customisations.

Recognition of Prior Learning

RPL is offered to students who can demonstrate prior skills and knowledge. The RPL process is discussed with prospective students during the pre-training review stage. Refer to WP014 – RPL Procedure for detailed instructions.

Delivery Locations

  • Dandenong
  • Altona
  • Craigieburn
  • Frankston
  • Morwell

Fees & Funding

The applicable amount of fees depends on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment e.g. whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full fee-paying place.

For more information, refer to the course fees.

Government Subsidised
Integrity Education Group is offering Government subsidised places to students under the Skills First program and the Job Trainer Initiative for eligible students. Check your eligibility

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