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Certificate IV in Ageing Support

  • National Course Code: CHC43015
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC43015-01V02-19DUB-003

Location – Dubbo College, Myall Street Campus

Study Type


Course Start Date


Hours Per Week



1 Year

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

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.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.


Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:

2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:


Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:


Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

The earliest start date for this course will be 04/02/2019.

This is an exciting opportunity to further enhance and strengthen your skills in Aged Care. This Qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks in either residential, home or community settings and the course runs over a 12 month period.

This course is for school leavers and mature aged learners who are wanting to enhance their knowledge in Aged Care. This qualification enables the achiever to work at a higher level of responsibility and maintain quality service delivery through development, facilitation and review of individualised provision of services. Delivery is blended which means you will undertake your learning and assessment through a range of of delivery including online, video conferencing and workshops. Study support will be provided which could be online, in person, via phone or email. For this course, it is recommended that you are employed in the Aged Care/Disability Industry and hold Certificate level III qualifications.

While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are a high recommendation of having a:
- Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing or HACC) or previous Certificate III in either Aged Care, or Home and Community Care.
- The ability to work independently
- Experience working in the Aged Care industry or Community Care as this course is for a Team Leader Role

Work placement is to occur during the course enrolment.

Your learning resources will include the Individual Support Text Book as there is a cross over with nine of the Individual Support Units. Digital resources are available on NSW TAFE Moodle. Requirements of the learner include the ability to work independently and access to a computer and the internet.

To complete the course it is highly recommended that you have a certificate III in Aged care or Individual support aged care and considerable experience in aged care in a team leader role. It is highly recommended that learners are working in aged care to successfully complete as many assessments are work based on workplace procedures and documents.
This course is offered flexibly with regular teacher contact via email and telephone. All units are available via the TAFE NSW Moodle site, a delivery plan will be given to each student to guide you through the course. Work placement is to

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience your fee may decrease from the maximum shown.
Payment by instalment may also be available. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline 131601
Core Units
Number Title
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
Elective Units
Number Title
HLTHPS007 Administer and monitor medications
CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
HLTAHA013 Provide support in dysphagia management

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

Dubbo College, Myall Street Campus
Myall Street Campus, Dubbo
Phone 131 601

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