Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Course Code CHC43015
Campus Benalla - Samaria Road, Seymour - Wallis Street, Shepparton - Fryers Street, Wangaratta - Docker Street
Duration 1245 hours

Course Overview

The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support is the recognised qualification to become a qualified personal care attendant or support worker. Go further and become a leader in the Aged Care field.

Recognised as the industry standard, Certificate IV in Ageing Support will see you take responsibility and develop skills to become a team leader. You’ll be involved in all aspects of high quality service planning for residents/clients and provide support and supervision to staff within your organisation’s framework.

Our experienced Trainers require your full commitment and with 120 hours of work placement, you’re in the right place to develop the skills to get you where you want to be.

This qualification can also be undertaken as a Traineeship.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Please note: this course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible students.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Aged Services Industry. Potential employment opportunities include Personal Care Worker or Aged and/or Disability Worker in a variety of practice settings, including hospitals, aged care facilities and Community Programs.

Working in this industry may involve shift work and can be physically demanding.

Further studies
After gaining the CHC43015- Certificate IV in Ageing Support, you might wish to undertake further study in the the HLT52015 Diploma of Nursing or the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Benalla – Samaria Road 3 Days a Week – Starts 16 July – 9am – 4pm – Public On Campus / 2019
Seymour – Wallis Street 3 Days a Week – Starts 16 July – 9am – 4pm – Public On Campus / 2019
Shepparton – Fryers Street 3 Days a Week – Starts 16 July – 9am – 4pm – Public On Campus / 2019
Wangaratta – Docker Street 3 Days a Week – Starts 16 July – 9am – 4pm – Public On Campus / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions, participate in online sessions and attend industry placement 1 day per week. The online sessions will include access to online resources, completion of activities and assessments and trainer support via our LMS.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Robyn Claughton
Location: Benalla Campus

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 1,245 $5.33 $6,635.85 $8.50 $10,582.50
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 1,245 $1.07 $1,332.15 $8.50 $10,582.50
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 1,245 $5.33 $6,635.85 $8.50 $10,582.50
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 1,245 $1.07 $1,332.15 $8.50 $10,582.50
Full Fee 1,245 $6.66 $8,291.70 N/A N/A
Course Materials 1,245 $0.35 $435.75 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification
GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.

Applicants are also required to:

  • attend a formal interview
  • have a current National Police Check, Working with Children’s Check and First Aid Certificate
  • provide up to date immunisation details
  • complete all GOTAFE required enrolment documentation for the year they are enrolling in.
Units of Competency

CHC43015 – Core Units

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

CHC43015 – Elective Units

HLTHPS006 – Assist clients with medication
BSBLDR402 – Lead effective workplace relationships
CHCCOM002 – Use communication to build relationships

Assessment Methods
  • Practical Placement
  • Research
  • Presentation
  • Role play
  • Practical Simulation
  • Written
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please contact the course coordinator.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please call 13 38 73.
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Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.