CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support – for International Students

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CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing SupportCRICOS: 092243G


By undertaking the Certificate IV in Ageing Support qualification you will develop the knowledge and skills to complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments.

Core Skills: You will gain core skills in relation to interests and rights of clients, empowerment of older people, coordinating services, implementing risk interventions, dementia, service planning and delivery, personal support, supporting independence and wellbeing, supporting carers and families, cultural diversity, legal and ethical requirements, networks and collaborative partnerships, safe work practices and knowledge of healthy body systems.

Specialisations: You will specialise in fall prevention strategies , addressing needs of people with chronic disease and facilitating community participation and social inclusion, through the elective units included in the qualification.

Online training is available for this course.
Duration and Delivery

This qualification is delivered over a period of 1235 nominal hours comprising of classroom sessions*, supervised/unsupervised directed learning, skills training, self-paced learning, practical placement, assessment and assessment assistance. Students undertake a practical placement of 120 hours.

*With the current pandemic situation, a number of classroom sessions will be delivered online to enhance safety of students and trainers.

Please note: The course duration may vary for individual students based on their current academic and work experience. All students will be assessed on an individual basis for their ability to meet the course requirements within an extended or reduced time frame.


Classroom based training (face to face/ online) and supervised practical experience in a community and/or residential setting.


189 Plenty Road, Preston, VIC 3072 and Practical Placement location as negotiated.

Career Pathway

Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to progress to higher qualifications or to gain employment within community and/or residential setting.

Qualification Description

This qualification 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.

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Who May Attend

This qualification is beneficial for any person who may

  • Be actively seeking employment in community and/or residential setting
  • Have no formal qualifications in aged care
  • Wish to review/update knowledge and practical experience
  • Be seeking a new career

ALACC entry requirements require that applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years’ old
  • Have satisfactorily completed Year 11 or equivalent

The following are not an entry requirement, but may need to be considered prior to undertaking this course:

  • Basic foundation skills and computer literacy skills may be required for learning activities related to the course. Where relevant, adequate student support is available.
  • Fitness to undertake manual handling tasks and meet the requisites of the job role and other relevant industry standards is preferable.
  • Students will also be required to provide a current Police check and evidence of flu shot prior to undertaking placements.

Please note: Proficiency in English is required to meet Industry standards.

Students will be undertaking Pre-Training Review and LLN test prior to enrolment. The LLN test is not an entry requirement, students are asked to undertake the same so appropriate academic support can be ensured throughout the course of study.


Students may be able to shorten the length of their studies through the recognition of past experience and/ or qualifications gained elsewhere.  Applications can be made for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer.

These will be assessed according to the ALACC’s policy & procedures to determine if/how much advanced standing will be granted.

This qualification holds National Recognition.


Assessments will be conducted to determine the achievement of competency-based learning outcomes. Assessments may include student questions, case study/ scenarios, practical skills observation and assessment (simulated environment/ practical placement).

Job Opportunities

On completion of this qualification, students may be able to gain employment within community and/or residential setting in the aged care sector.

Occupational titles may include but are not limited to:

Accommodation Support Worker, Personal Care Worker, Residential Care Worker, Care Supervisor, Day Activity Worker, Hostel Supervisor, Assistant Hostel Supervisor, Support Worker, Program Coordinator – Social Programs or Care Team Leader.

Work Placements

Students will be required to undertake work placements to apply knowledge and develop their skills as part of the course requirements. Placements may occur in aged care, disability, or other aged care and community settings in Melbourne or Regional areas as organised by ALACC and according to the course requirements.

While ALACC takes responsibility to provide work placements, students have the choice to find a work placement close to their place of residence. All placement arrangements have to be approved prior to commencing placement. ALACC will negotiate and have an Agreement with the Placement Provider before the student attends work placement.

Please note: The cost for the practical placement is included in the fee. However, if a student does not attend the allocated placement then the student will have to pay for the costs set by the practical placement providers for cancelling their placements.

Placements dates will be provided by the placement provider and can be subject to change depending on the appropriate Placement Provider’s ability to take students at a specific given period. Students may need to be flexible with these dates and ensure they can attend the placements as soon as it is available.

Students will be required to attend pre-placement and post-placement sessions for assessment.

Course Units

Please ask us about credit transfers.

Core Units

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

Elective Units

Implement fall prevention strategies
Address the needs of people with chronic disease
Facilitate community participation and social inclusion

Enquire about this course

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Off Shore
International Fee
Applying for Student Visa
AUD 10,800.00
Fees: AUD 10,000.00
Registration Fee: AUD 500.00
Materials: AUD 300.00

Additional Costs

Uniform: AUD 40.00

*Indicative Fees Only - Subject To Change

On Shore
International Fee
Not Applying For Student Visa – Temporary Visa Holders
AUD 4,800.00
Fees: AUD 4,000.00
Registration Fee: AUD 500.00
Materials: AUD 300.00

Additional Costs

Uniform: AUD 40.00
If applying for visa through us: AUD 500.00

*Indicative Fees Only - Subject To Change

**evidence of current visa required prior to enrolment

Please note that any Overseas student in Australia on student visa is only allowed to study with CRICOS registered provider, such as our college.  If you are already studying another course, please contact our friendly staff to understand your options.

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