Entry requirements apply.
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support qualification reflects the role of workers in the aged care sector operating in residential settings, clients’ homes, and community-based environments. Workers will take responsibility to provide services to people with complex care needs, assist in program development, and deliver individualised care.
This course can be delivered via a Digital Classroom or flexible program of classroom training and self-paced learning activities. Students have up to 12 months to complete the course, including 26 week (public students) or 40 week (existing workers) training program and self-directed learning.
ARC Entry Requirements
To be eligible for this course, students must:
- 18 years old or over at the time of course commencement;
- Have completed Year 12 or equivalent;
- Student must already hold the Certificate III in Individual Support (or a superseded qualification) and be an Existing Worker in the Aged Cared industry sector*
- Have a minimum ACSF Level 3;
- Complete a language, literacy, and numeracy test;
- Have basic computing skills;
- Be reasonably fit and able to support and assist clients with their physical requirements;
- Provide a National Police Check – see more;
- Provide a Blue Card/Yellow Card (QLD Students only)
- Provide a Working with Children Check in NSW or equivalent as per state requirement (only if required by the workplace) – see more;
- Provide a Vaccination Card;
- Be able to attend work placement;
- Have access to black work trousers, enclosed black leather, or rubber shoes;
- Have access to a computer/laptop/tablet/smartphone device with up to date software and a stable internet connection, and
- Provide their USI.
- *Queensland only; QLD prospective students enrolling in CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support must already hold CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (or superseded qualification) and be an Existing Worker in the Aged Care sector. For other states, students only need to be currently employed in a care role in the CHC sector.
- Digital classroom students will be required to attend workshops for practical skills demonstration/assessments, this will be communicated to students in advance.
Possible Job Roles
At the beginning of your career? Or are you looking for a career change? The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support qualification could lead to employment in a position such as:
Assistant in nursing
Community care worker
In-home respite worker
Personal care worker
ARC Training does not guarantee successful completion of this course or guarantee employment.
Training and Assessment Activities
The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support qualification assessment methods may include but are not limited to:
- Short answers, projects, reports, demo / role-play, portfolio.
- Work placement assessment.
In addition to the assessment methods above, students are required to commit to participating in self-directed learning throughout the duration of their studies.
Good News Story:
Danielle used to work for Blue Care back in 2012, and completed her CHC33015 Certificate III in Ageing Support with another organisation.
After a few years of working to gain experience in the industry, Danielle saw a Facebook ad and decided to enrol in our CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support. She loved the class and describes her trainer (Les Travers) as ‘very inspiring, he was fantastic. Les really helped me to come out of my shell and understand how rewarding the industry can be. The training was fun and refreshing, I genuinely looked forward to class and the hours were flexible being a mum.’
Danielle completed her training with us and has now successfully secured a role with another branch of our business – Cality Care (our home care service). Danielle has completed a few shifts and is absolutely loving her new role. She says: ‘I’m very thankful for this position with ARC. To be able to complete my training course and then start a role within the same company was just amazing. ARC gave me more than I could ever have imagined and I am deeply honoured to work for such a progressive organisation.’
Danielle loves working under pressure, and enjoys skydiving in her spare time. While aged care is nowhere near the high-flying thrills of her favourite hobby, she finds the reward is in being able to see the difference she makes in people’s lives. We love that ARC was able to make career development easy for Danielle!
Good News Story:
One of our students, Jane, who attended a CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support class in Fortitude Valley has a job history of childcare. When she saw an ad for this aged care course, she was quick to enrol to expand her skill set.
A couple of weeks into the class, Jane found out that she didn’t need to be qualified to start applying for roles she wanted in the industry. Jane was elated at this news, and within less than a week, had found an advertised home care position, applied, been interviewed, got hired and started work on her first shift!
Jane is finding that being employed part-time while she’s studying has helped her to understand the bigger picture while she’s going through her training. If she has any questions about the industry, she is easily able to ask her ARC trainer, Pedro Guillen-Cordon, who’s always willing to help.
Jane has now worked 10 weeks in her new role, and is loving it. When it comes time for placement, Jane wants to branch out and work in a nursing home to complete her required hours, to broaden her knowledge base and gain that varied set of skills.
Students will be provided the following support services:
- LLN support
- Career counselling
- Assessment support
- Referral to personal counselling.
There are eighteen (18) units of competency to complete, comprising of fifteen (15) core units and three (3) elective units of competency. Please see below for our standard CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support.
One of our ARC representatives will be happy to discuss unit selection, recognition of prior learning and credit transfer.
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|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 well being|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|
|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|
|CHCAGE002||Implement falls prevention strategies|
|CHCCOM006||Establish and manage client relationships|
|CHCCCS021||Respond to suspected abuse|
Good News Story:
When Jean started her CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, she found the course very overwhelming, especially the homework component. She considered withdrawing and spoke to the trainer Julie about doing so, but decided to stick with it after her daughter Donna’s and Julie’s encouragement. Donna was doing the course with Jean, her mother, and Jean wanted to complete it for and with her daughter. She is so happy she persevered and completed the course, and very proud of herself but especially thankful to Julie.
Jean already works at Carrington but since completing the course, she can now work in extended areas of the business, including delivering medications. She has signed a new contract for 2019 where she will be working in respite and personal care due to her new skills. Since beginning in 2011, Jean has been working in the same ward but thanks to ARC she has now been able to advance her career and open opportunities that were not available to her previously. Well done Jean!
Good News Story:
Haidi had been working at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for 6 years as a ‘wardy’ when she decided she wanted to move into a more patient-focused role. She saw the ad for the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support with ARC Training on Facebook and decided to enquire. Haidi was originally told by the hospital that she would have to wait until she had completed her course in Fortitude Valley before applying for a personal care assistant role. Halfway through her theory component, the hospital contacted Haidi, asking for her to come in for an interview – she was successful in getting into her dream job! Haidi credits her training with ARC for her new career role and is very excited to start this new chapter in a company that values and respects her contribution. Well done Haidi!
Policies, Terms & Conditions
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Government funding may be available for eligible participants in ACT, NSW and QLD, please see links below. If you are not eligible for government funding the course can be delivered as a Fee for Service program. Please contact 02 8833 3999 for more information. To see our Refund Policy, please click here.
Please note: ARC Training will not collect prepaid fees from students in excess of $1500.00
NSW Government Subsidy
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Student Fees Payable:
Fee Exempt: $ 0 | Concession: $ 240.00 | First Qualification: $ 1,990.00 | Subsequent Qualification: $ 2,320.00
Concession: $ 240.00 | First and Subsequent Qualification: $ 1000.00
QLD Government Subsidy
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Workforce Training (B2B Clients):
Total Concession: $3,050.00
Total Non-Concession: $3,400.00
SA Government Subsidy
Supported by Government of South Australia.
Participant Eligibility Criteria apply. Click here for more information about Skilling South Australia Government Subsidy.
Concessional: $ 298.75 | Non-concessional: $597.50
Fee For Service
Total student fee:
Face to Face Training: $5,500
Digital Classroom Training: $4,950
ARC Training can organise a payment plan with you to cover the cost of the course. Please contact 02 8833 3999 for more information.