CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Experience assisting the elderly? Get it recognised.

If you've been working with the elderly, coordinating services, supporting those with dementia, or helping them to live independently, your knowledge has value. That experience may have already earned you the skills you need to achieve formal recognition.

Whether you wish to establish your career, improve employment opportunities, or become certified, your skills in care services, legal and ethical compliance, travel, transport, and spiritual care of the elderly are valued with a Certificate IV in Ageing Support.

Step up your level of care in Aging Support and bask in the rewards.

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Total number of units = 18

  • 15 core units

  • 3 elective units, consisting of:

  • at least 2 units from the electives listed below

  • up to 1 unit from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course,these units must be relevant to the work outcome

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units

Unit Code Unit Title

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

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


Electives units

Qualification Mapping InformationNo equivalent qualification.

Unit Code

Unit Title


Implement falls prevention strategies


Provide food services


Work in an alcohol and other drugs context


Address the needs of people with chronic disease


Develop and implement service programs


Maintain a high standard of service


Provide loss and grief support


Provide suicide bereavement support


Recognise and respond to crisis situations


Respond to suspected abuse


Facilitate independent travel


Transport individuals


Use communication to build relationships


Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies


Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability


Facilitate community participation and social inclusion


Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach


Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Manage and promote diversity


Plan health promotion and community intervention


Coordinate and monitor home based support


Meet statutory and organisation information requirements


Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs


Develop, implement and review quality framework


Manage partnership agreements with services providers


Coordinate client directed services


Work with people with mental health issues


Plan for and provide care services using a palliative approach


Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care


Provide pastoral and spiritual care


Work with forced migrants


Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness


Confirm physical health status


Provide support in dysphagia management


Assist with planning and evaluating meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelines


Assist with the monitoring and modification of meals and menus according to individualised plans


Assist with screening and implementation of therapeutic diets


Provide first aid


Provide advanced first aid


Follow basic food safety practices


Assist clients with medication


Administer and monitor medications


Inform and support patients and groups about oral health


Apply and manage use of basic oral health products


Provide or assist with oral hygiene


Use basic oral health screening tools


Apply fluoride varnish


Maintain work health and safety


Manage work health and safety


Manage budgets and financial plans


Provide workplace information and resourcing plans


Process and maintain workplace information


Lead effective workplace relationships


Show leadership in the workplace


Plan and monitor continuous improvement


Use business technology


Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace


Mentor in the workplace

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Visit Get Qualified Australia’s Trade Licensing page for more information surrounding licensing

  • D P Training and Consultancy - Provider Code 31888

  • Australia Institute of Business and Technology  - Provider Code 41138

  • DNA Kingston Training - Provider Code 6811

  • Queensland International Institute - Provider Code 31353

  • Star Training Academy Pty Ltd  - Provider Code 91349

  • Wentworth College Pty Ltd  - Provider Code 21938

  • Yorke Institute - Provider Code 22040

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