With the Certificate IV in Ageing Support, We’re developing the next generation of Ageing professionals with the right set of skills for the 21st Century.
Full Time -
40 weeks

Part Time -
80 weeks
1250 Hours

Including 120 Hours of Work Placement

Weekly and Fortnightly Payment Available

The Australian Government’s department of Employment identifies the aged care industry as one with high projected employment rates over the next few years. This means the need for qualified, good-quality care workers will continue to grow and be in high demand.

CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support

  • Overview
  • Pathways
  • Course Units
  • Delivery

About this course

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. This course is suitable for existing Aged Care Workers.

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.

Enable College graduates emerge with the required skills, knowledge and practical workplace
experience to care for and support older people in a variety of settings.

How much will it cost me?

Fee for service

Prices start from $3,772.50.

A range of  Weekly or Fortnightly Payment plans are available. (Charges may apply)

This course is also subsidised through WorkReady supported by the  Government of South Australia.

Check here for the subsidised fee.

Eligibility and subsidy criteria apply for getting the subsidised fee.

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Entry Requirements

This course requires successful completion of the Snapshot Reading, Writing and Numeracy indicator as part of the Core Skills Profile for Adults. (CSPA) to be eligible for WorkReady funding and successful completion of Langauge, Literacy and Numeracy test  (LLN) of Enable College to enrol under Full Fee Service.

For more information, visit https://www.acer.org/cspa/ for an overview.

This course requires the ability to apply for a DCSI – working with Children and Vulnerable Adults employment screening. Upon enrolment, Enable College will notify you to complete an application. This will be an additional cost to your course unless advised differently in writing.

Pathways in Individual Support

The Certificate IV in Disability provides you with the qualifications and expertise to work in the growing care industry. Our graduates emerge with the required skills, knowledge and practical work experience to care for and support people in a variety of settings.


Possible Outcomes

  • Accomodation Support Worker
  • Hostel Supervisor
  • Assistant Hostel Supervisor
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Care Supervisor
  • Program Coordinator – Social Programs
  • Care Team Leader
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Day Activity Worker
  • Support Worker

Course Units

This course is made up of 18 units of study, these are divided into 15 core units, and 3 elective units. Our range of electives is based on our experience, knowledge and understanding of what employers and the industry are looking for. You will also be expected to complete 120 Hours of Work Placement.

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.
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service

What if I have studied before?

If you have existing knowledge or skills relating to the requirements of this course you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). RPL may be granted for knowledge or skills obtained through prior education, training, work and life experiences.

If granted, you may be eligible for credit towards this course, allowing you to finish your study sooner.


The CHC43015-Certificate IV in Ageing support is offered as both full time and part time through our blended learning model. As part of this course, you will also have the opportunity to experience real-life situations through work placement.

Full-time training: This usually allows you to complete your course in a shorter amount of time and involves a workload of around 30 hours per week. There is an expectation that students will need to submit a minimum of two assessments per month.

Part-time training: This option will take more time to complete than the full-time option. The workload is generally around 15 hours per week. There is an expectation that students will need to submit a minimum of one assessment per month.

External Learning

Learning materials are provided to you to work through at home. As Units of Competency are successfully completed we will send you the next units for the course.  Whilst most of the course can be completed this way you will still be required to attend specific Practical Sessions/workshops and your Work Placement.

Blended Learning

Through our blended learning model, you will receive course materials to work through at your own pace as well as attend practical training seminars as required at our campus (31 Franklin Street, Adelaide). This form of learning allows you the benefits of also working with a Trainer/Assessor face to face.

Whichever delivery method you choose, our experienced trainers will support you every step of the way. You are able to change your mode of study under most circumstances throughout your enrollment as your needs change.To find out the best option for you to study Disability, call Enable College and speak with one of our course advisers today.

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I wouldn't have been able to do it without the help from Enable college. It was a pleasure studying there.

Makayla, Support