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CHC43015 Certificate IV Ageing Support


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The CHC43015 Certificate IV Ageing Support is a Nationally Recognised Training program under Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). This qualification particularly assists those people who may have some exposure to the aged or home care sector or those wishing to up skill in the aged care industry.

Aged or home and community care workers might:

  • carry out activities related to maintaining an individual’s well-being through care planning
  • provide services to individuals with complex needs, and/or work with groups of older people
  • report and liaise with professionals and other service providers, and
  • be required to supervise and/or coordinate a limited number of other workers.

Duration, mode of delivery & assessment

CHC43015 Certificate IV Ageing Support is offered at a pace to suit the individual with attendance required at face to face classes with additional workplace simulation and actual workplace assessment. The CHC Community Services Training Package WA Nominal Hours guide indicates to complete this qualification 830 approx.  nominal hours are to be completed. Nominal hours are the hours of training notionally required to achieve the outcomes of units of competency. Nominal hours may vary for a qualification depending on the selection of units of competence. In Western Australia, nominal hours are used as a mechanism for funding allocation.

Course duration reflects the nominal hours. The expected time in hours to complete this course are 830 which includes personal study time, work placement and independent assessment completion. The Department of Training and Workforce Development funding for Preferred Providers expects classroom attendance over the course duration to be no less than 596 hours approximately which is termed 70% face to face. ATA Training follow this model for delivery of CHC43015 Certificate IV Ageing Support in line with best practice and industry quality.

Mode of delivery and assessment

  • course duration 12 – 18 months
  • face to face classes
  • practical observation, role play and written assessments
  • post course assignments, and
  • mandatory workplace assessment

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.

Course cost $5000 – includes $100 learning resource fee

Deposit required $1000

Please access our ATA Training Student Handbook for funded fees, terms and program conditions.

Course summary

This course will provide students with the knowledge and practical skills required to provide quality care for older clients using supportive and safe practices. This program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to work primarily in residential facilities and in the community within clearly defined organisational guidelines and service plans.

Units of competency

  • 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
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion

Alternative electives are available

  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

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

Entry/eligibility requirements

There are no pre-entry study or qualification requirements but you will need to:

  • reside in Western Australia
  • possess suitable English skills (language, literacy and numeracy). For example, you will need the literacy and numeracy skills to be able to read, understand and communicate care requirements on a care plan, and
  • provide a copy of your passport or photo identification.

Prior to undertaking practical placement, you will be required to provide a:

  • National Police Clearance, and
  • vaccination record (optional).

Training and course requirements

Please note in order to achieve your qualification and / or  in the event of partial completion be issued with a Statement of Attainment, all students must meet the following requirements:

  • read all course materials, attend classes and workshops, conduct research and study in your own time and complete all theory and practical assessments, and
  • you will need be physically able to perform the tasks required of direct care including manual tasks.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/ Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)

When you have decided to enrol or at your ATA Training Study and Career Consultation, you may apply to have your skills and knowledge assessed for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) / Recognition of Current Competency (RCC).

At the time of enrolment in your ATA Training Qualification, you may apply to have formal study and / or skills and knowledge assessed for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) / Recognition of Current Competency (RCC).

The ATA Training RPL / RCC process recognises that you may already have undertaken some formal study in the past or possess the skills or knowledge to be assessed without the need to attend a course in full. Awards of Nationally Recognised Training qualifications under VET RPL/RCC relies upon an evidence assessment of competence. Competence is the demonstration of skills and knowledge that you have gained through life and work experiences as well as any training that you have successfully completed and that can be matched against industry performance standards. These standards are called units of competency. Units can be grouped together to form specific industry qualifications.


ATA Training is committed to ensuring all Nationally Recognised Training qualifications, transcripts and partial completion of qualifications resulting in a Statement of Attainment are issued in accordance with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015.

Fee payment options

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Nationally Recognised Training
Qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by ATA Training will be recognised by other Registered Training Organisations nationally and meet the national Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). ATA Training recognises Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other Registered Training Organisations. RTO Code: 52359