CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

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

Students are required to undertake face to face, Practical Placement and home study over the period of 47 weeks including 3 weeks break and 4 weeks of Practical Placement. Study load of students have been worked out approximately 26 hours per week and distributed as under:

  • Students need to complete total of 280 hours face to face in class .

Face to face in class (7 hours a day and one day a week for 40 weeks)Or Face to face in class (3.50) hours a day and two day a week for 40 weeks including half hour breaks)
(Note 3-week break is not taken into account)

  • Students need to complete work placement of 120 Hours.
  • Students need to undertake Home Study, research of 681 Hours.
  • Students need to allocate 149 Hours to their assessments.

Total Volume of learning for this course is 1230 Hours

Students are advised to undertake Work placement upon completion of 43 weeks of delivery. However, students also have the options to undertake work placement during the delivery resultantly to duration of the course may be reduced to 43 Weeks.

Students can only commence the work placement after delivery of the relevant unit however, they must spread the work placement over duration of the course to cover work placement aspects of all the relevant units


Training Pathway

A possible training pathway for a student completing this qualification could be the following: CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services


These qualifications represent a logical pathway regardless of whether ITS offers the qualifications.


Employment Pathway

Employment outcomes may include the following role/s:

  • Residential care worker
  • Personal care worker
  • Care assistant
  • Community care worker

Core Units

Unit Code Unit Name



Facilitate the interests and rights of clients




Facilitate the empowerment of older people




Coordinate services for older people




Implement interventions with older people at risk




Provide support to people living with dementia




Facilitate individual service planning and delivery




Meet personal support needs




Support independence and wellbeing




Support relationships with carers and families




Work with diverse people




Manage legal and ethical compliance




Deliver care services using a palliative approach




Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships




Recognise healthy body systems




Follow safe work practices for direct client care


Elective Units

Unit Code Unit Name
Implement falls prevention strategies



Provide advanced first aid


CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs
  • Course Entry Requirements:There are no entry requirements for this qualification.RTO Admission requirementsI.T.S Hairdressing Academy has the following admission requirements:
    • Students must be 18 years or older
    • Students must undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test prior to enrolment. To gain entry into this course, student must have been determined as having the appropriate LLN capability.
    • This program has been designed to be delivered through classroom-based delivery and students must have the ability to attend the scheduled sessions as per the timetable. Students are to be informed of the timetable prior to enrolment and are to maintain the required student contact hours
    • The course has a work placement component which must be undertaken in order to gain completion in this qualification. Work placement will be undertaken in an Aged Care Facility and students must have the capacity to attend the work placement.
    • All students must provide a current Police Check prior to the work placement component of the course.
    • Students must be prepared to follow industry dress code standards for the work placement component of the course.
    • Students must have access to a camera/ mobile phone camera

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support is delivered either face to face (class based). Learners will be assessed through questioning, projects, case scenarios, research, and observation in the workplace. Practical work placement of 120 hours forms part of the course.

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As part of this course students will also be required to undertake practical activities related to the course content. The practical delivery will occur in the simulated work environment at the RTO’s site. This environment provides students with equipment, resources and experiences that they would expect to find providing ageing support to clients in a workplace. This realistic nature prepares students to deal with real life situations involving clients and reinforces the safe operating procedures and techniques that are required when dealing with clients requiring support.

During any practical application, students are rotated through the equipment and spend minimal time not involved in practical activities. All equipment is utilised at all times, giving students optimal access to develop the skills required to gain competency.

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete 120 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification. It is your responsibility as the student to find and secure a suitable work placement for the required hours. Usual practical placement hours are 7am-3pm in residential facilities. You may be required to have some afternoon and evening shifts.

How to enrol

Contact the RTO to organise an enrolment interview.

 Would you like more information?

Contact our friendly team at ITS Hairdressing Academy on:
Telephone: 9738 0836

Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply to access government subsided training.