A career in supporting the elderly
Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015 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.
Please note that students are strongly encouraged to contact a host organisation and arrange their work placement as early as possible.
In the event that students are not able to secure their own work placement, please contact breakthru College so that we can assist you to secure work placement.
Students will also be required to obtain a number of clearances as listed below. Please note it is the student’s responsibility to check with their work placement host organisation regarding what screening is required, as some organisations have different policies and procedures.
• National Police Certificate
• Working with children check
• Vaccination record check
• Code of Conduct check
For information regarding the enrolment process, how to access your USI and general learner support, please refer to the Learner Handbook.
Total Number of Units
Please select your enrolment type:
NSW Government funded enrolment
QLD Government funded enrolment
Units of competency
There are eighteen (18) units of competency to complete for the whole qualification, comprising of fifteen (15) core units and three (3) elective units. A work placement of 120 hours is also required.
|Code||Title||Core or Elective|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients||Core|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people||Core|
|CHCAGE003||Coordinate services for older people||Core|
|CHCAGE004||Implement interventions with older people at risk||Core|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia||Core|
|CHCCCS006||Facilitate individual service planning and delivery||Core|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||Core|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing||Core|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families||Core|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||Core|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance||Core|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach||Core|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships||Core|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||Core|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||Core|
|CHCAGE002||Implement falls prevention strategies||Elective|
|CHCCCS010||Maintain a high standard of service||Elective|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability||Elective|
Code | Title | Core or Elective
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
Implement falls prevention strategies
Maintain a high standard of service
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability