Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Course Code: CHC43015 | CRICOS Code: 092132D


Community Services

Delivery Mode

Blended and In house Simulations


52 Weeks

Course Description

COURSE CODE : CHC43015 | CRICOS CODE : 092132Dnrt logo Certificate in Ageing Support

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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.


Face to Face / Online learning / In house Simulations


Melbourne Campus
Level 5 & 9, 341-345 Queen Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000

Sydney Campus
Level 1, 54 Parramatta Road,
Forest Lodge NSW 2037

Course Fee/Duration


Course Duration: 52 weeks
Course Fee: AUD $12,000 (includes Workshop training , Materials & Administration Fee)

Note: Fees are subject to changes


This course is delivered in a structured classroom environment which includes the Signet purpose built laboratory and computer laboratory. Students will also attend work placement.

The program will be delivered over 52 weeks (2 days per week), including 14 weeks’ holidays. This is structured as five (5) study periods of classroom training each comprising of 10 weeks’ study plus four (4) weeks of placement (120 hours), interspersed with four (4) breaks of two (2) weeks’ duration and a Christmas/New Year break of six (6) weeks. Incorporated into the break periods are catch-up classes and opportunities for submitting outstanding work.

Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do appropriately 10 hours per week of unstructured learning

The practical observation and workshops are delivered face-to-face in Signet simulated lab and classroom.

You will find the hands-on practical observation experience interesting and beneficial, so that you can perform tasks efficiently and effectively in an actual workplace which will build your confidence and competence.

Students who apply for the package courses of Signet’s CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support and CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support will have 7 units of credit transfer to CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support after the successful completion of CHC33015 Certificate IV in Individual Support.

As a result, CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support will be delivered over a period of 52 weeks (2 days per week), including four (4) study periods, three (2) breaks of two (2) weeks’ duration and a Christmas/New Year break of six (6) weeks. Placement of 120 hours will be conducted in the last study period.

Intake Dates


January, April, July, October

Entry Requirements


  • 18 years or older upon application
  • All applicants are required to have successfully completed an LLN test and demonstrate competence for all indicators to enrol for this qualification

Note: Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Units Of Competency


18 units of competency are required for this qualification, including: 15 core units, 3 elective units

Core Units – 15
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia (Ageing)
CHCCCS011Meet Personal Support Needs  (Ageing)
CHCCCS006Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCCS023Support independence and wellbeing
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people (Ageing)
CHCAGE003Coordinate services for older people
CHCPRP001Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCAGE004Implement interventions with older people at risk
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and families
CHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCADV001Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
Elective Units – 3
CHCCCS001Address the needs of people with chronic disease
CHCDIS009Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCCCS015Provide individualised support


A range of following assessment methods will be used to assess the students:

  • Written and oral questions
  • Presentations
  • Projects/Reports
  • Case Study/Scenarios
  • Third party reports
  • Observation in a simulated work environment
  • Observation after in actual work environment via third party reports and observation checklists

These will give you maximum opportunity to develop your knowledge in individual support and specialise in ageing or aged care.

Practical Work Placement


Everything you learn at Signet has direct links to the real world. You’ll have the chance to put theory into practice in 120 hours of practical work placement that we arrange for you in a high/low care facility.

You’ll learn from Trainers and Assessors who have valuable industry contacts and the latest industry-standard skills and knowledge. Learning with us means you’ll get the hands-on learning to be job-ready and confidence prior to the commencement of your practical work placement.

Practical Placement, or “on-the-job” training, is an important part of the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support. It gives you the opportunity to apply, in a real-life setting, the theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom and the practical knowledge gained in the aged care simulated lab.

It also allows you to develop these skills and practical knowledge under the supervision of experienced practitioners.

Students are required to obtain a current police check before the commencement of placement. Some placement providers may require students to hold a current Working with Children Check or immunisation before commencement of placement.

Recognition of Prior Learning


Relates to the learning achieved outside the formal education and training system. It is an assessment process that assesses the individual’s non-formal and informal learning. This may include any combination of formal or informal training and education, work experience or general life experience to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards for entry to, and/or partial or total completion of, a qualification.

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications.

Applications for RPL must be made prior to the commencement of the course – please speak with the Student Support Officer if you wish to apply. There is a fee for consideration of RPL applications.

Credit Transfer


If you have previously completed a unit with the same unit code or unit title as in your new course, you may be eligible for a credit transfer and you may not have to repeat that unit.

You will need to complete a credit transfer application form, and provide a certified copy of the transcript of statement of attainment.

There is a fee for this process. Applications for credit transfer must be made prior to the commencement of the course.

Qualification Pathways


After successfully completing CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, students may apply for:

Note: While Signet may not offer all the qualifications indicated within the pathway, we identify relevant progression that may be attained. Check our website for your eligibility for the courses offered at Signet.

Career Pathways


Employment opportunities resulting from the completion of this course may include the following job roles:

  • Community Program Coordinator
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Support Worker (Community Services)
  • Care Supervisor
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Assistant Hostel Supervisor
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Day Activity Worker
  • Care Team Leader.

* Completion of an Signet qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome

Related Qualifications

Certificate III in Individual Support
Certificate IV in Disability Support

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