CRICOS Course Code: 107529M

Duration: 52 weeks (inclusive of holidays)

Intake Dates: 28 February | 18 April | 23 May | 11 July

Campuses: Brisbane | Hobart | Cairns | Adelaide

Study mode: Face to face

Course Description

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 150 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Entry Requirements

Students entering CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support must meet the following academic and English entry requirements:


  • A candidate must be a minimum age of 18 year & above AND
  • Completed the equivalent of Australian Year 11/12 or Certificate III or higher

English requirements

International students applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:


  • A minimum IELTS (General/Academic) test score of 5.5 or equivalent & up to 10 weeks of ELICOS course to be undertaken for every 0.5 level of IELTS requirement, before the commencement of the main VET course

Results older than two (2) years are not acceptable   OR


  • A minimum PTE (Academic) test score of 36 or equivalent & up to 10 weeks of ELICOS course to be undertaken, before the commencement of the main VET course

Results older than two (2) years are not acceptable   OR

Cambridge English:

  • A minimum Cambridge English test score of 154 or equivalent & up to 10 weeks of ELICOS course to be undertaken, before the commencement of the main VET course

Results older than two (2) years are not acceptable   OR

  • To provide evidence that they have studied in English for at least five (5) years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States   OR
  • To provide evidence that, within two (2) years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia, a foundation course or a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework OR
  • Students who are on-shore (in Australia) at the time of application can undertake an internal Frontier Education Language (written & oral), Literacy and Numeracy test before the commencement of the main VET course
Career Opportunities

Possible job roles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Community Program Coordinator
  • Support Worker (Community Services)
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Care Team Leader
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Care Supervisor
  • Person Care Giver
  • Day Activity Work
Course Structure

Students will need to complete the following 18 Units of Competency and Work Placement to achieve this qualification.

Core Unit:
  • CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
  • CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
  • CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
  • CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
  • CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Elective Units:
  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid
  • CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity

Study Option: On Campus and Work Placement

Course tuition fees: Please contact Frontier Education for the current course fees.

Delivery Locations: Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide & Hobart


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