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CHC43015 | CRICOS: 110557C

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Get a head start on your career in the aged and community care sector with this mid-level qualification and gain the skills and knowledge needed to work as an aged care worker.

STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and traineeships

Course overview

Upgrade your community services career with this mid-level qualification. This course will give you the skills you need to provide individual care to older people in home, community, residential or health settings. The health and aged care sector is experiencing strong growth, with the Australian Government expecting more than 50,000 job openings in the industry over the next five years.

This course will give you the skills needed to coordinate person-centred services for older people, provide support to people living with dementia and assist people with medication in your workplace. You will also learn how to provide support services using a palliative approach, and to people living with chronic diseases. Our highly experienced teaching team of Aged and Community Care specialists provide one-on-one guidance and support you every step of the way to ensure you have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the field.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as an aged care worker, aged care activity worker or as a volunteer coordinator in settings supporting older people.

What can I do?

  • Disability Support Worker
  • Coordinator of Volunteers (for services for older people)
  • Care Service Team Leader
  • Aged Care Activity Worker

Course outcome:

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

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What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 3 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCADV001
    Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCADV001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist clients to identify their rights, voice their needs and concerns and realise their interests, rights and needs.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCAGE001
    Facilitate the empowerment of older people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCAGE001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond to the goals and aspirations of older people and provide support services in a manner that focuses on improving health outcomes and quality of life, using a person-centred approach.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCAGE003
    Coordinate services for older people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCAGE003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to provide services to an older person. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Coordinate services for older people

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCAGE004
    Implement interventions with older people at risk
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCAGE004
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in partnership with older people and their carers to implement interventions in the context of an individualised plan to reduce risk.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Implement interventions with older people at risk

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCAGE005
    Provide support to people living with dementia
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCAGE005
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred care and support to people living with dementia. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide support to people living with dementia

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCCS006
    Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCCS006
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the development, implementation and review of individualised support.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCCS011
    Meet personal support needs
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCCS011
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond to an individual's physical personal support needs and to support activities of daily living.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Meet personal support needs

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCCS023
    Support independence and wellbeing
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCCS023
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide individualised services in ways that support independence, as well as, physical and emotional wellbeing.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Support independence and wellbeing

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCCS025
    Support relationships with carers and families
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCCS025
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work positively with the carers and families of people using the service based on an understanding of their support needs.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Support relationships with carers and families

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIV001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work with diverse people

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCLEG003
    Manage legal and ethical compliance
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCLEG003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCPAL001
    Deliver care services using a palliative approach
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPAL001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to care for people with life-threatening or life-limiting illness and/or normal ageing process within a palliative approach.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Deliver care services using a palliative approach

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCPRP001
    Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPRP001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify networking and collaboration needs and develop formal and informal partnerships to enhance service delivery and improve professional practice.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAAP001
    Recognise healthy body systems
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAAP001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Recognise healthy body systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTWHS002
    Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP / TRAINEESHIPS DELIVERY MODE
South Bank
Traineeship
  • WORKPLACE

    Workplace

  • DROP IN DAYS

    Drop in days

  • BLOCK TRAINING

    Block training

  • DAY RELEASE

    Day release

  • MOBILE VAN

    Mobile van

  • Online

    Online

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Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015)

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Certificate IV in Ageing Support

COURSE CODE: CHC43015
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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International student payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Convera Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Convera and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. .
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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

This qualification is designed for people who are already employed in the industry and who have the opportunity to draw upon workplace experiences and to carry out assignments and projects in the workplace. Your workplace supervisor, will need to sign off on your "on the job" skills. 

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.

Important information

To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills subsidised price, you must:

  • Student must already hold the Certificate III in Individual Support (or superseded qualification) and be an Existing Worker in the Aged Care industry sector. Evidence must be supplied prior to enrolment.
  • be aged 15 years or over, and no longer at school;
  • permanently reside in Queensland;
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen; and
  • not hold or be currently enrolled in a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification (does not include qualifications completed at school or foundation skills training).

To learn more about Fee-Free TAFE eligibility criteria please refer to the Fee-Free TAFE Information Page.

Assessment methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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Course disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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