CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support (Release 3)

CRICOS Code:0100354

Course Duration:

Domestic Student - 36 weeks plus 120 hours of work placement

International Student - 52 weeks (12 weeks break and 120 hours of work placement inclusive)

*Domestic Student: UCA is a Centerlink approved provider (DHS Code: 2R207) for Youth Allowance, Austudy and Pensioner Education Supplement student payment for this course. You may be able to apply for student payment from Services Australia. Please visit Services Australia to check your eligibility.

** Students in NSW: UCA is a NSW Smart and Skilled provider. You may be able to apply for subsidised payment from Smart and Skilled NSW. Please visit Smart and Skilled Information to check your eligibility.

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. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

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Employment Pathway

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Care Supervisor
  • Care Team Leader
  • Day Activity Worker
  • Hostel Supervisor
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Pathways from the qualification

    After Completing CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support,students may articulate into further study of the Diploma of Community Services or other Diploma level qualifications offered by any Australian RTO.

    Modes of Training and Assessment

    This qualification is delivered in an institution-based environment with face-to-face delivery (20 hours per week). The mode of training is highly practical with a combination of in class learning activity, class demonstration, class tutorials/workshop and self-paced/individual learning activities. In addition to your face to face hours, you will be required to allocate 3 to 5 hours per week (depending if you are domestic or international students) for structured self-paced activities in your own time.

    UCA draws on a range of assessment methods such as oral/written questions, case study, research, report, observation/practical skills, third party reports, workplace journal, and portfolio of evidence. Depending on the unit requirements, a combination of methods is used to ensure collection of sufficient and valid evidence.

    You will be required to complete some assessment tasks both during face to face and during work placement. As part of assessment preparation, you need to allocate approximately 5 to 14 hours per week in your own time for reading, research and other activities required.


    • [Age Requirement]: Be 18 years old or over.
    • [Knowledge Requirement]Students who intend to enrol in this course must prove their successful completion of Australian Year 12 (or above) or international equivalent, or has completed any Certificate III level qualifications under AQF (LLN test is required if the applicant's qualification is not in care or community service field), or has relevant experience in personal care/community service field for more than 1 year.
    • [English Requirement]: For international students, IELTS overall 5.5 or its equivalent (TOEFL/PTE/Cambridge English are acceptable), OR complete Australian ELICOS course at upper intermediate level, OR complete any AQF Certificate III course (or above) taught in English, OR pass the UCA English placement test at upper intermediate level (at least 60 points out of 100) unless your nationality is the US, UK, New Zealand, Canada or Ireland.
    • [Physical Fitness Requirement]All students need a reasonable level of physical fitness as the role involves direct personal care that involves physically assisting clients which involves bending and manual handling tasks.


    Duration: Domestic Students - 36 weeks plus 120 hours of work placement

    Duration: International Students - 52 weeks (12 weeks break and 120 hours of work placement inclusive)

    Please refer to the unit description on

    Total number of units = 18
    Number of Core Units: 15
    Number of Elective: 3
    *120 hours Job Placement is required for completing this course

    Please note that you are responsible to source your own work placement as part of the requirement for your course. Facility check will be undertaken to ensure the host organisation is appropriate for you prior to signing a work placement agreement. If you are unable to source one, please contact UCA team to assist you with sourcing the appropriate work placement.


    • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
    • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
    • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
    • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    • CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
    • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
    • 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 well being
    • CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
    • CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
    • CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
    • HLTAID011 Provide first aid
    • CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
    • CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations

    • Please note UCA reserves the right to change its electives. Should such changes occur, you will be notified at the point of enrolment.


    All your fees and payment schedule are listed on your Letter of Offer and Written Agreement. Course fees include enrolment fee, material fee, and other fees associated with the course. Fees are payable by cheque, money order, cash, internet or bank deposit. Other arrangements for payment could be organised based on individual needs.