CHC43015

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

A career in supporting the elderly

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.

Please note that students are required to organise their own work placement and breakthru College is not responsible to ensure that you have a placement. If you are having trouble securing a placement, please contact your Trainer/Assessor for help as soon as possible.

Students will also be required to obtain a number of clearances as listed below. However, it is the student’s responsibility to check with their work placement host organisation regarding what screening is required as organisations may each have slightly different requirements.

  • ​National Police Certificate
  • Working with children check
  • Vaccination record check
  • Code of Conduct check

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Course overview

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AQF Level

Certificate IV

Course Duration

6 to 12 months depending on mode of delivery & prior experience

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Delivery Method

Classroom or Online
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Total Number of Units

18

Work Placement

120 hours (mandatory requirement)

Career Opportunities

Aged Care Activity Worker, Care Service Team Leader, Care Supervisor (Aged Care), Disability Officer – Day Support, Disability Support worker.

Pathways from the qualification

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services and a range of other related community services qualifications.

Entry requirements

breakthru College has the following entry requirements:

Language, Literacy and Numeracy
Have the required level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills required by the course by completing a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment conducted by breakthru staff members which includes a written test and interview to complete the verbal component of the test. The LLN test assists breakthru to identify whether students’ LLN skills are at a level suited to the course requirements. It also assists our trainers to prepare individual learning plans for each successful applicant where skills weaknesses are identified.
Physical Requirements
Participants will need to have a reasonable level of fitness as the role may involve a variety of physical tasks such as providing personal care, assisting clients with mobility, transfers and there can be considerable time standing and walking.
Resource Requirements
All students are required to bring their own laptop / computer installed with Microsoft Office or similar, to participate in our classes.

Delivery and assessment

Classroom delivery 2 days a week, plus 120 of work placement

breakthru College will use the following delivery methods:
  • Face to face classroom (theory and practical sessions) – includes classroom-based delivery for knowledge and practical teaching in a simulated environment
  • Self-paced study (structured and mandatory) – students are required to undertake self-study to complete a range of structured activities such as reading, research, completing case studies, and quizzes to reinforce your learning.
  • Unsupervised study hours – students will be required to do research, private study and/or assignment work in their own time. The nature of this unsupervised study hours is unstructured.
breakthru College will use the following assessment methods:
  • Oral or Written Questions
  • Observation / Demonstration / Role-play
  • Report
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Case Study
  • Research
  • Journal / Log
  • Third Party Report
You will be required to complete a range of activities throughout the course depending on the requirements of each unit of competency. You will also be provided with the assessment and delivery plan at the commencement of your course which outlines the topics to be covered, duration, resources and due dates.

Online study options are also available. Please contact us for more information.

Support Arrangements

Students will be provided with the following support services:

  1. One on one support
  2. Computer and technology support
  3. Referral to external support services
  4. Reasonable adjustments to training and assessments.

Funding eligibility

In New South Wales you may be eligible under this qualification for Smart & Skilled funding.

​In Queensland, you may be eligible under this qualification for Skills Assure Supplier.

Course locations

Locations are available upon request. Please speak to our friendly training team for more information.

Cost and pricing

Please contact our friendly training staff on 1800 767 212 for our course fee.

Units of competency

The course consists of 18 units of competency and is delivered within a period of 6 months (for face to face mode) or 12 months (for online delivery mode). 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
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication Elective
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability Elective

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

HLTHPS006
Assist clients with medication
Elective

CHCDIS007
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
Elective

Graduate stories

Slide 1 Steve
Brisbane

Doing the Individual Support course through breakthru led me to regular employment in the disability sector. Since completing my course I have moved up two levels in pay rate, supported co-workers passing on and sharing the knowledge I obtained. I am no longer on benefits, which was the most important thing I wanted to achieve thanks to the breakthru teams dedication and support this has been possible. I am very grateful to the staff there for there help and support.
Slide 1 Veronica
Brisbane

The staff and trainers went 'above and beyond' to support and encourage all of us with the necessary knowledge and understanding to successfully complete the course. Personally, I found nothing was too big or small for breakthru to assist and the three weeks of practical training gave me the extra confidence and skills needed to find employment. I have been employed as a Personal Care Worker/Support Worker in the community since completing my course, the team at breakthru are truly worth their weight in GOLD.
Slide 1 Charlie Charlie
Townsville

The course trainers delivered each course perfectly. We were well prepared and equipped with exactly what we needed to carry out our roles as support workers. breakthru even went to the extent of finding workplace placements once we completed the theory work. I was offered employment right where I did my work placement.

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