CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Enhance your career in aged care with the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support. This qualification is for anyone who wants to build on their current skills and enhance workplace practices.

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.

Course Delivery

Blended Learning

This qualification is delivered as a Blended model which means the majority of work you will complete will be done both indpendently and within your workplace.

(Note. Blended learning requires learners to have access to suitable duties within the workplace which facilitates practical assessment.)

Course Duration

We schedule delivery of the Certificate IV in Ageing Support over 6 months.

As a Blended Learner you have available to you 6 practical workshops during that time, that can be used for tutorials or one-on-one learning support with your trainer.

Career Outcomes

On successful completion of the Certificate IV in Ageing Support there are possibilities for supervisory roles available to you.

Home Care Team Leader

A role of a Home Care Team Leader can be varied and exciting. You may be responsible for leading the staff and managing clients for a particular function in Aged and Disability.

You may be required to:

  • Lead and supervise Professional Care Workers and Support Service Workers
  • Assist in the assessment and preparation of client’s care plans
  • Conduct Work Health and Safety inspections
  • Manage the service delivery and support services to clients and
  • Closely collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team

Home Support Assessor

As a Home Support Assessor you may be required to conduct in-home face-to-face home support assessments with clients on a daily basis, using a standardised national assessment process. You will work together with clients to develop individualised support plans to achieve wellness and healthy ageing goals, as well as matching and referring clients to appropriate support services.

Client Liaison

The Client Liaison roles undertake assessment, support planning, packaged care coordination and case management activities designed in collaboration with the client to assist them to achieve their identified goals. In addition, these positions may also have Team Leader responsibilities.

Activities Officer

As an Activities Officer you will be responsible for promoting emotional and physical rehabilitation of clients.   Through recreational activities that promote holistic wellbeing, including providing residents with quality care and actively supporting them, you will help them to maintain the skill level, independence and mobility they that they require, along with providing respite support to their family/carers.

You may be required to:

  • Plan, prepare and deliver a range of social and recreational activities
  • Provide support to the clinical management team;
  • Contribute to positive client outcomes and client Care Plans.

Areas of Employment

You might work in:

Hospitals providing assistance with education to patients for the purpose of improving their; lifestyle choices, diet, and exercise tolerance

Residential Aged Care Facilities providing support to client participating in recreational activities

In-home Aged Care providing and delivering assessment and support planning to people so that they may continue to live in their homes

Disability Services and Mental Health Services supervising other staff or managing group home environments


To successfully complete the Certificate IV in Ageing Support there are  18 units of competency (15 Core and 3 Electives) required to be completed, plus demonstration of a minimum of 120 hours of worked experience

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services (E)
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies (E)
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support (E)
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships.

Entry Requirements

There are no academic entry requirements for this course. Successful applicants will need to:

  • Achieve a level of language, literacy and numeracy appropriate for a Certificate IV course
  • Be able to handle physical aspects of the role
  • Be emotionally equipped to handle the role
  • Have a passion for caring for the elderly

Equinox Training require you to be working within the Aged Care / Disability /Home Care or Mental Health industry.


Please contact us to discuss course costs.

Our courses are affordable and we have flexible payment options.

Please discuss our customer service representative about our no-fuss Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) options.

Student Support

We want our students to succeed and go on to really enjoy the work they do in the indutry they love, so we have put together a Studnet Support Program to assist in that journey.

We can provide phone support – Students can organise personal tutorials sessions over the phone. This support is flexible to the needs of the students. It can be an opportunity to seek feedback on assessment prior to submission or seek assistance with assessments.

Resume preparation – Prior to placement or completion of the course, students may access tools and resources to have a personal resume created that is tailored towards individual support work and includes recent studies and placement experience. Resume development is achieved through face-to-face or over the phone one-on-one sessions.

Interview skills – An interview/coaching workshop is in-built into the course. This workshop provides advice and assistance to students on what to expect during job interviews.

Ongoing Support – Your journey with Equinox Training does not end once you finish your course. We may be able to provide you with customised employment support, by marketing high achievers to employers who are actively recruiting.

Benefits and Inclusions

  • Commencement study pack
  • Access to qualified and industry current trainers and assessors
  • Work delivery for existing workers within the industry
  • All course materials, tuition, work placement and support services are included in the total course cost

Equinox Training is approved to deliver these nationally recognised training programs on behalf of The Learning Collaborative (Registered Training Organisation 32350)  (CHC32015, CHC33015, CHC43015, BSB30115)