Certificate IV in Ageing Support


Are you looking to ADVANCE your CAREER in the aged care sector? This qualification will give you practical skills and knowledge you need to take the next step in your career to lead the provision of individual support in aged and community care settings.

Job Prospects

  • Team Leader
  • Aged Care Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Respite Care Coordinator



Subsidised                  $180

Concession                $153

Full fee                      $4500

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Course Overview

Advance you career in community services sector 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. With strong growth within the aged care sector the demand for skilled workers is ever increasing.

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.

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in aged care and/or home and community care. It will also give you the foundation to undertake further studies in the community services and health sectors.

Course Requirements

To achieve a CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support you must complete 18 units which are made up of 15 core units and 3 electives.  You will also be required to complete 120 hours of vocational placement.

Core Units:

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 wellbeing

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

Elective Units: 

CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategy

CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease

HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. 

Akadia Training does require that you complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills (LLN) assessment to determine your ability to successfully complete your training. If you believe you may experience difficulties with any aspect of LLN assessment, please talk to us and we will be able to help you. 

Course Delivery | Duration

The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support is delivered within 6 – 12 months via a self-paced learning program developed to meet the individual students’ needs.  Every student will have access to regular one-on-one contact with their dedicated trainer.  

Higher Level Skills Program

Funded by the Queensland Government the Higher Level Skills program provides eligible individuals with access to a subsidised training place in selected certificate IV level or above qualifications, and priority skill sets.

The aim is to assist individuals to gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in priority industries or to transition to university to continue their studies. Employers may also be able to access training to address workforce development needs.

Akadia Training is a Skills Assure Supplier to deliver training and assessment for the Certificate IV in Disability under the Higher Level Skills Program.   

For more information on the Higher Level Skills Program visit: 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is a form of assessment and is offered to all students once you have enrolled into your qualification. RPL provides an opportunity for a range of knowledge and skills relevant to this qualification and the job role to be assessed and recognised before formal training commences.

RPL will require you to discuss your experience with your trainer, gather evidence to support the RPL process, and participate in a workplace observation visit with your workplace supervisor and one of our trainers.

Direct Credit

If a student has existing qualifications that may be related to this qualification, they will be encouraged to present those qualifications or Statements of Attainment (SOA) to their trainer. Existing qualifications or SOA will be assessed against the requirements of the current Certificate III in Individual Support to determine if any credit transfers are appropriate. 

Refund Policy

Once training has commenced, refunds will be given on a pro-rata basis, in accordance with the agreed training plan. For those units which students have commenced training in, (those in which resources and/or any training has been received) fees will be refunded on a pro rata basis. If fees have been paid in advance and training has not commenced nor resources issued, then fees for those units will be refunded in total. Students may appeal in writing to the Training Manager regarding this refund policy. If a student withdraws from a workshop or agreed training session without notifying Akadia, a refund will not be issued for that unit or workshop. 

Akadia Training Toowoomba

If you are considering a career in this industry, we would love to talk to you about your career options and guide you through the enrolment process.

At Akadia Training, we aren’t just another training institution. When you enrol, you will become part of the Akadia family where you will receive on-going support throughout the entire course. You will learn from a team of trainers who have current experience in the aged care and disability industry.