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52 weeks

Number of units

18 units of competency



Course Overview

CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support 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 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

  • Offshore Fee $14,000*
  • Onshore Fee Not Provided

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or Australian equivalent is mandatory. Students must be 18 years old and above.

Domestic RPL candidates:
Prior to commencing the RPL process, domestic RPL candidates are required to have relevant work experiences and/or any other evidence to match with the training package requirements.
English requirement:

A minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required.

For more information regarding the commonly acceptable types of English language proficiency evidence, along with the verification methods, please click here


There are no prerequisites for this qualification.

Course Format

Core Unit CodeCore Unit Title
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*2Support 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 Unit CodeElective Unit Title
HLTAID0031Provide first aid
CHCCOM003*Develop workplace communication strategies
HLTWHS004*Manage work health and safety
Description of licensing requirements*The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice. 1 Specific licensing /regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/ state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

The above selected elective units may be substituted for any of the approved elective units from the training package, that meet with the packaging rules for this qualification as mentioned in https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC43015

2CHCCCS023 requires students to perform the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a period of at least 120 hours of direct support work in at least one aged care, home and community, disability or community service organisation.

Related Occupations

There are no related occupations for this qualification.

Vocational Placement

Vocational placement provides students with the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge in real scenarios. It is a requirement of this qualification that students undertake a minimum of 120 unpaid vocational placement hours.

Reach Community College organises student placement. Students will be given a vocational placement logbook and diary which will need to be completed during their placement hours. Students must be
willing to undertake placement in a client care or aged care facility and/or within a simulated client care or aged care environment during the program. Should students be required to travel interstate for placement, Reach Community College will cover the cost of all interstate travel and accommodation during the placement, however students will be required to organise their own local travel to and from these facilities.

Students will be notified of their placement details by email, prior to commencing vocational placement. Students are required to organise their own travel to and from these facilities and may be required to undertake placement anywhere in Tasmania and within Australia. Prior to attending vocational placement, students must demonstrate satisfactory course progression.

Before commencing vocational placement:

Students will be required to complete HLTAID003 – Provide first aid. This unit is an elective within this qualification and will need to be completed prior to placement. Students must meet the following mandatory requirements at their own expense. Students will be notified via email on when to obtain these documents:

  • Have current competency in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – this must be updated annually and is included in the program
  • At their own expense, 30 days before placement, provide an Australian Federal Police Certificate indicating that the student has passed the Australian Federal Police (National) Check. (www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/services/criminal-records/national-police-checks)
  • Completed manual handling as part of unit HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Medical Clearance condition: Have no medical or physical injury/condition that would prevent them from working safely and/or injuring themselves and/or residents whilst working within a health care or community care facility whilst assisting residents with day to day physical activities/tasks
International studentsThis is done prior to arrival to Australia, as part of Health Examination where health records are sent directly to Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) by panel of doctors. (Students are required to undergo health examination as part of visa renewal process).
Domestic StudentsAll domestic students are required to provide medical
clearance from GP.

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Non-Tuition Fees

$200 (Handling Fee)
(No other charges or changes to Tuition Fees once paid)

$500 – for each qualification in Community Services. Before commencing placement, students will be required to obtain mandatory documents at their own expense. Students will be notified of their placement via email, including when to obtain these documents, prior to commencing vocational placement.

Refund policy rules apply to Placement Fees. Please check our Refund Policy for more detailed information: https://reachcollege.edu.au/student-support/forms/

International students must have adequate health insurance while in Australia. It is a condition of your visa that you have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the full duration of your student visa. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is insurance to assist international students meet the costs of medical and hospital care while in Australia.