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Certificate IV in Ageing Support

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Royal College of Healthcare (RTO 31994)

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Residential Care Worker | Care Team Leader | Program Coordinator – Social Programs | Hostel Supervisor | View all

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Course Rundown

About this course

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015), offered by the Royal College of Healthcare, is the ideal course for current aged care workers who wish to pursue specialised support roles in residential, home or community-based care environments.

Throughout this course, you'll learn how to provide personalised care to clients through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery. You'll also extend your skills to take on more responsibility in leadership roles.

The course is available in blended learning/workplace-based model. Depending on where you're located, trainers will visit you on-site at your workplace or you may attend monthly training sessions instead. You'll be assessed through a number of methods, including short answer questions, case studies, projects, workplace assessments and observations.


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Must be currently employed in a direct client care role within the aged care industry.

Funded students must hold a management/supervisory role within a community sector organisation such as an aged care facility.

Areas of study

The units of competencies in this qualification include:

  • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCADV001 - Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • CHCCCS023 - Support independence and wellbeing
  • CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs
  • CHCAGE004 - Implement interventions with older people at risk
  • CHCCCS006 - Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
  • CHCPRP001 - Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • CHCAGE003 - Coordinate service for older people
  • CHCCCS025 - Support relationships with carers and families
  • CHCPAL001 - Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • HLTHPS006 - Assist clients with medications
  • BSBMGT401 - Show leadership in the workplace
  • CHCCCS001 - Assess the needs of people with chronic diseases
  • HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
  • CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia
Royal College of Healthcare When it comes to quality training in aged care and disability services look to Royal College of Healthcare. Develop your skills in the rapidly growing healthcare industry and join one of Australia’s largest and most rewarding sectors.

Up-to-date courses and outstanding trainers makes Royal College well regarded in the industry and their students in high demand. Commit to making a royal change to your career with a course healthcare!
Royal College is all about helping you achieve your study and career goals! You’ll be allocated a dedicated and expert trainer who will be available via phone, email or face-to-face to offer ongoing support and answer questions.

Their Study Success Program also offers coaches who are able to help students who want extra study assistance as well as preparing you for the job hunt after graduation.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015) from Royal College of Healthcare.

Graduates will be prepared to move into supervisory roles in the aged care industry, including team leader and coordinator positions. Graduates may also choose to pursue further study, including related university degrees or additional diplomas in the VET sector.

Where could a career in health take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Residential Care Worker
  • Care Team Leader
  • Program Coordinator – Social Programs
  • Hostel Supervisor

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Royal College of Healthcare offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

  • Upfront payment via direct debit, debit/credit card or cash
  • Catalyst Plus Interest Free Student Loans may be available to eligible students

Enquire now for more information and to see if you meet eligibility criteria.

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