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CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support


Certificate IV in Ageing Support

As someone working in the aged services environment, developing and maintaining specialist skills is paramount for continually offering personal client support. Completing a Certificate IV in Ageing Support from Novaskill offers industry best training practices covering core aged care skills and procedures.

Get real world skills

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support has been developed to offer participants skills with practical applications in the aged services either in residential, home or community based environments. This course covers all aspects of working with the aged from quality service delivery through to the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.

Novaskill’s Ageing Support program brings together the very best training materials with highly experienced trainers and career coaches to ensure your qualification and experience have immediate real world application.

Who is this for?

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support was developed for people who have completed at least 120 hours of work placement or are working in direct care within the aged care industry and require additional formal qualifications as an advanced patient care assistant.

Students must undertake an initial pre-enrolment assessment to determine their suitability for this level of study. International students require IELTS 5.5 (min) or equivalent.

Payment Options

  • Businesses – Payment plans available You may be eligible to receive up to $4,000 per person in government training assistance to upskill your staff
  • Employees – Payment plans available

Study Options

  • 6 months full time classroom based
    • Part time courses available
    • Traineeship – 24 months by direct entry – 18 months if trainee holds Certificate III (or until relevant competency is achieved)

    Training and Assessment is available by mixed mode, combining online theory with face-to-face seminars and classroom courses either one day per week or per fortnight. See website for further details.

Work Placement

160 industry placement hours.

Study Formats

  • Classroom
  • Online

Training Support

  • Face to face
  • Phone
  • Online

Study Pathways

Successful completion provides opportunity to study other unit of competencies offered by Novaskill.

Students complete 18 units.

Career Pathways

  • Support Worker – Aged Care
  • Team Leader – Residential care


Core Subjects

CHCADV001        Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

CHCAGE001        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


CHCCCS001       Address the needs of people with chronic disease

CHCCCS017         Provide loss and grief support

CHCCOM005       Communicate and work in health or community services

 CHCDIS007           Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

CHCDIS008           Facilitate community participation and social inclusion

CHCDIS009           Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person- centred approach

CHCDIS010           Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs

CHCPAL002          Plan for and provide care services using a palliative approach

Related Courses

CHC33015       Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability, Home & Community)

CHC43115       Certificate IV in Disability

CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

CHC52015       Diploma of Community Services


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