CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Are you ready for a leadership role in residential, home or community care?  This qualification will assist you to gain the knowledge and skills to develop, facilitate and review older people’s individual service plans.

While no previous experience in a caring or support role is necessary, CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support can assist existing workers to formalise their skills.

CHC43015 reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks in aged care services.  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.  Employment pathways can include community program coordinator, residential care officer, care supervisor, assistant hostel supervisor, personal care assistant, care team leader.

Please note that to achieve CHC43015, you must complete at least 120 hours of work placement in a residential aged care facility.

Complete Course details

Total units of competency: 18 (15 core and 3 elective units)

Core Units of Competency

CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clientsCHCAGE001 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  

Effective Units of Competency

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease

Course Details

DatesDelivery modeLocation
Rolling startsClassroomMilton, Queensland
Rolling startsOnline/Workplace-basedN/A

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for CHC43015; however, Smart Nation Education requires you to demonstrate your competence at a minimum of Level 3 on its language, literacy and numeracy test.  If you have any additional support requirements, please discuss these with the Head of Training and Assessment as soon as possible to ensure all arrangements are made prior to your commencement.

Resources required

  • Reliable internet connection to access Smart Nation Education’s online learning hub
  • Personal computer with up-to-date versions of Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader & Flash Player
  • Work placement polo shirt (provided by Smart Nation Education)
  • Navy or black long pants
  • Enclosed black shoes.

It is a work health and safety requirement that you wear fully-enclosed, non-slip shoes during practical classes and while attending work placement.

Work placement

Work placement is mandatory for CHC43015.  You are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in a residential aged care facility.  This can be your regular place of employment (if applicable) or at a venue arranged by Smart Nation Education.  Your placement will commence after you have successfully completed the written assessments for each unit of competency.  You will be expected to work the shifts scheduled by the facility, including mornings (from 6am) and evenings (finishing at 11pm), between Monday and Friday.

You are expected to have strategies in place to manage your work, family and other commitments during your work placement.  Where possible, Smart Nation Education will ensure the work placement venue is within easy access of your home; however, you may be required to attend a facility that is outside your local area and this may include school holiday dates.

During your work placement, your Smart Nation Education trainer will continue to assess your ability to apply the knowledge you learnt during the training.  If your performance is unsatisfactory, your result will be Not yet competent for the relevant unit/s of competency.

Mandatory work placement documentation

Smart Nation Education must ensure you hold the following documentation within two weeks after your enrolment:

  • Original or certified copy of your recent Australian Federal Police Clearance – you may apply online at  The cost is currently $42.00, which is in addition to course costs and is payable by you.


The certificate MUST be issued by the Australian Federal Police – all other types of police checks will not be accepted.

Smart Nation Education recommends that you consider your eligibility to obtain the AFP Clearance before you enrol in any health or community services course.

Smart Nation Education also recommends that, since you are seeking employment in personal care, you are immunised against Hepatitis B.

Tuition fees

$1,990 (domestic students only) – payable in two instalments or payment plan by request.

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