CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support (formerly Certificate IV in Aged Care)

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support (formerly Certificate IV in Aged Care)

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015.
  • Support independence and wellbeing (CHCCCS023)
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance (CHCLEG003)
  • Assist clients with medication (HLTHPS006)
  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients (CHCADV001)
  • Implement interventions with older people at risk (CHCAGE004)
  • Support relationships with carers and families (CHCCCS025)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people (CHCAGE001)
  • Implement falls prevention strategies (CHCAGE002)
  • Facilitate individual service planning and delivery (CHCCCS006)
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships (CHCPRP001)
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
  • Provide support to people living with dementia (CHCAGE005)
  • Deliver care services using a palliative approach (CHCPAL001)
  • Coordinate services for older people (CHCAGE003)
  • Meet personal support needs (CHCCCS011)
  • Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
  • Respond to suspected abuse (CHCCCS021)
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support (formerly Certificate IV in Aged Care)

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This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your eligibility and fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. This criteria will determine your exact fee. Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a concession fee or a fee exemption. In claiming the concession or exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Enquire today or CALL US on 1 300 845 888 to check your eligibility.

Subsidised Price range: Fee-free – $2320
Exempt: Fee-free
Concession: $240
No prior qualification: $1990
Prior qualification: $2320

Full fee price: $10,000

Receiving a Centrelink benefit? Take your enrolment confirmation and invoice to Centrelink to find out if you are eligible for financial assistance.

Payment Plans are available through Macquarie Community College for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. 10% deposit OR $40 (whichever is greater) required upon enrolment followed by Interest-free payment plan. Payment methods: EFTPOS, Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

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CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support (formerly Certificate IV in Aged Care) - Sydney Course

Online learning option now available
Join our online classes with livestream video classes over Zoom plus receive ongoing trainer support via video, email, phone and/or online chat groups.

If you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference in a person’s life, have great personal satisfaction as well as flexible hours, then a career in Aged Care could be for you.

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support provides you with the skills to plan, develop, implement and monitor programs and services for older people in aged care facilities or through organisations that deliver services in the community and client homes. With this nationally accredited qualification, you can provide support and personal care to older people and prepare for a supervisory or team leader role in the aged care industry.

PLEASE NOTE: This course replaces the following:

  • CHC40108 Certificate IV in Aged Care
  • CHC40212 Certificate IV in Home and Community Care

Online learning for this course includes:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions;
  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students during livestream video sessions;
  • Mixed mode learning – using coursebooks (sent to you), online resources and practical sessions; and
  • Ongoing trainer support to each individual student via video, email, phone and/or online chat groups.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Face-to-face classes may resume at one of our campuses before the end of the course, depending on the Government’s recommendations at the time, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Ryde, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this course, you will learn:

  • key principles of person centred support and promoting independence
  • safe manual handling techniques when providing support to the elderly
  • how to support the Independence and wellbeing of the older person
  • how to encourage community participation and social inclusion
  • how to work within legal and ethical guidelines
  • how to conduct assessments
  • how to develop and implement individual support plans
  • how to assist the client with their medication needs

Course Outcome

By the end of the course you will be able to confidently provide support to people with a variety of support needs while applying:

  • a person centred approach
  • strategies that will maximise independence
  • strategies to deal with varying behaviours of people with dementia
  • support to facilitate the empowerment of the older person
  • knowledge of procedural practices within an Ageing support organisational context
  • strategies to manage legal and ethical compliance in an organisational context
  • skills and knowledge to develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships with other service providers

At the end of the course, you will be issued a certificate in CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, where competency has been achieved.

What to Bring

  • All course material will be sent to you and is inclusive of course fees.
  • You will need a pen and paper for taking notes.
  • You will need access to the internet and a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Prerequisite: Essential

  • We have tailored this course to people who have already completed a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support and/or have current industry experience, and wish to build on current skills to move into a team leader / supervisory capacity within the industry. Applicants are advised that if you are not currently working in the aged care industry or do not have previous aged care industry experience, we recommend enrolling in our CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support.
  • An appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills are required to enrol in this course. Macquarie Community College may conduct an LLN assessment as part of the pre enrolment process.
  • Obtain a National Criminal Check (Police check)
  • Provide a NSW Vaccination record (if required by facility)

Fees and Government Subsidy Opportunities

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It’s helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with:

  • An entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III.
  • Government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.

If you’re a prospective student, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/smart-and-skilled-subsidised-training where you will find everything you need to know about the Smart and Skilled program before you enrol.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. This criteria will determine your exact fee. Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a concession fee or a fee exemption. In claiming the concession or exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Students who are eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or credit transfer from previous study will have their fee adjusted to reflect this. The amended fee will be confirmed by Training Services NSW and will be reflected in the adjusted Student Fee Statement.

Payment Plans are available through Macquarie Community College for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. 10% deposit OR $40 (whichever is greater) required upon enrolment followed by Interest-free payment plan. Payment methods: EFTPOS, Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

Study Load

All students will undertake training comprised of livestream video classes online, home study and 120 hours work placement. The amount of home study required is dependent on the experience of the student and is in addition to livestream video class hours.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit transfer (CT) is defined in the AQF as follows:

  • Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is defined in the AQF as follows:

  • Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.

This is underpinned by the AQF definition of credit as follows:

  • Credit is the value assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications.
  • Credit reduces the amount of learning required to achieve a qualification and may be through credit transfer, articulation, recognition of prior learning or advanced standing.

For further CT information visit: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/credit-transfer-explanation.pdf.

For further RPL information visit: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/rpl-explanation.pdf.

If you would like to apply for CT or RPL, please contact us.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, can lead to a range of potential career opportunities that are both challenging and rewarding including:

  • Team Leader
  • Care Coordinator
  • Care Supervisor
  • Respite Care Co-ordinator

Core Unit Components (15)

  • 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

For more information, visit https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC43015

Elective Unit Components (3)

  • HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
  • CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
  • CHCCCS021 Respond to suspected abuse

For more information, visit https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC43015

How You Will Be Assessed

Assessment (including recognition of prior learning) must:

  • Meet the requirements of the relevant training package or accredited course, and
  • Be conducted in accordance with the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence, and
  • Meet workplace and, where relevant, regulatory requirements.

For this course assessment will entail the following:

  • Assessment methods include written and oral tasks, practical tasks and observation by the assessor. You will be informed when assessments are to take place.

Work Placement

Students are required to complete 120 hours of work placement.

Please note: The practical workplace component is scheduled at various stages through the course. Please be aware that this schedule may need to change if Government restrictions are still in place when the work placement is scheduled.

  • Completion of 120 hours in an aged care service facility is required where you will work as a volunteer student during work-placement.
  • Before commencing work placement, you will be required to obtain one or all of the following which will be confirmed during the enrolment process and at your course induction. If required Macquarie Community College will assist you with this application process.

1. A current National Criminal check (between $50-$60)
2. An up to date vaccination record (any GP or vaccination costs)

  • Suitable work placement clothing is required. i.e., black pants, white polo shirt and leather (or leather like) fully enclosed shoes with non-slip soles.

What Can I Study Next?

Upon completion of CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, you can go on to study:

  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
  • Diploma or Bachelor courses in nursing and allied health

Delivery Mode

We offer training in formats that suit you in accordance with the training package.

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support is available in a variety of learning modes:

  • Online learning: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material via interactive livestream video classes online. Ongoing trainer support is available to each individual student via video, email, phone and/or online chat groups.

Please note: Face-to-face classes may resume before the end of the course, depending on the Government’s recommendations at the time, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols.

  • Self paced learning: You study at your own pace using your computer and the Internet. Trainers are available to provide support.
  • Distance education: You study at your own pace. We send you learning materials in folders and you can study without the need for a computer or Internet connection.

Some resources used in class include:

  • text book references
  • white board notes and visuals
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • DVD’s
  • class discussions and group tasks
  • case studies and scenarios
  • practical simulation and group role play

Important Information

Macquarie Community College will seek work placement on your behalf and, where possible, an aged care service facility of your choice.

Please be aware that the scheduled work placement and first aid practical components of our community service courses are on hold until all COVID-19 related Government, aged care/disability facilities and child care centre restrictions have been lifted. Your trainer will keep you advised throughout your course.

Logistical Information

This is an online course with classes held via livestream video classes over Zoom.

Face-to-face classes may resume at one of our campuses before the end of the course, depending on the Government’s recommendations at the time, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Ryde, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!