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.
Part Time -
80 weeks
15 Hours Per Week

120 Hours of Work Placement

Or $850 for Eligible subsidised and or Job Trainer eligible students $650

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.

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.

Enrolments may be subject to change when there are new releases to the Training Package.

How much will it cost me?

Fee for Service $3772.00
Cost includes First Aid.
Additional cost of up to $68 for National Police Clearance (issued through SAPOL) and DHS Checks $63.25.

Eligible subsidised $850 and or Job Trainer eligible students $650.00
The fees include First Aid and National Police clearance.

A $150.00 re-enrolment fee applies for students who do not complete within the completion time

Job Trainer

To qualify for a free or subsidised course under SA JobTrainer you must be a resident of South Australia, aged 16-24 years of age or currently out of work (this includes school leavers and those who have recently lost their job) or receiving an income support payment (eg, JobSeeker, Austudy, Youth Allowance).

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Entry Requirements

The following entry requirements need to be met prior to course commencement:

  • Must be over the age of 18 years at the time of course induction
  • Must be able to participate in 120 hours of work placement
  • Ability to gain a clean police clearance
  • Must be able to source and undertake work placement
  • Complete all enrolment processes as per the Enable College enrolment policy and procedure


  • Fee for Service Students
  • Meet LLN requirements by completing Enable College LLN test
  • Complete a Verbal Assessment (see Verbal Assessment Policy and Procedure – FFS)


  • Eligible subsidised and or Job Trainer eligible students
  • Complete CSPA assessment and the Upfront Assessment of Need (Eligible subsidised and or Job Trainer eligible students) process
  • Attend suitability interview – see Enable College Suitability and Support Needs Checklist and Verbal Assessment Policy and Procedure (Eligible subsidised and or Job Trainer eligible students)


  • Must reside in Metropolitan Adelaide
  • Students must have access to a computer, email, and internet
  • Students must have a level of physical fitness to work within the Aged Care industry.

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

  • Personal Care Worker
  • Care Supervisor
  • Care Team Leader
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Support Worker

Study Pathways

  • Certificate IV in Disability
  • Diploma of Nursing

Course Units

This course is made up of 18 units of study. Our range of electives is based on our experience, knowledge and
understanding of what employers and the industry are looking for.

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
HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

Recognition of prior learning

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.

RPL fees are $200.00

Credit Transfer

If the student has a prior Qualification or a Statement of Attainment issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework from any state or territory, the RTO will automatically give exemptions for those units of competency provided they are current. Credit transfer will be provided on the student record.

Other related courses

Certificate III in Individual Support – Ageing
Certificate III in Individual Support – Disability
Certificate IV in Disability
Certificate IV in Mental Health


The course is offered as a Blended program only. Students will be required to attend Enable College to undertake face to face First Aid training.

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. As part of this course, you will also have the opportunity to experience real-life situations through work placement.

Optional study tutorials are available every Wednesday evening. Friday morning, and on arrangement with the trainer that is assigned to support the student. The assessment due date is once every 2 weeks.

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All information has been easily accessible and anything I've wanted to know the trainers have helped me with, 10 out of 10!

Jakob, Support