Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Aged Care Course – Advance your career in the Aged Care Industry Study online to suit your busy lifestyle!

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Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Online Self-Paced Course
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Nationally Recognised Training


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Course Overview

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, also commonly known as the Aged Care Course, is suitable for individuals who want to obtain the latest nationally recognised qualification that reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community-based environments.

You can join the course any time and complete it online at your own pace. Simply follow the process below to obtain your qualification:

New Enrollment
Enrol Online
complete your learning
Complete your learning & assessments at your own pace (Max. 12 months)
complete your Mandatory Work
Complete your 120 hours of Mandatory Work Placement within 12 months
Obtain Qualifications
Obtain your Qualification.

Course Duration

Student can complete this course at their own pace, meaning they can finish as quickly or as slowly as they like. However, students must complete all learning, assessments, and work placement within twelve (12) months from their enrolment date.

Additional time may be granted to complete the course. Students must speak to Vigil Support Team for assistance.

Delivery Method:

This course is delivered online only, offering students a high level of flexibility allowing them to complete this course at their own pace.

Who should enrol in an Online Only course?
Only students who are highly motivated to study at their own pace and have the required resources available should enrol in this course.

What support will I receive?
Vigil Training College provides a high-level of support to all our students! You will have the following support when studying online:

  • Admin Support: Our Vigil Training Admissions Team can be contacted for all admin related enquiries.
  • Learning & Assessment Support: Students can contact their trainers during business hours for direct support relating to learning & assessments.

What resources will be provided?

Vigil Training College will provide students with access to the Online Learning Portal, where students can access their learning and assessment materials. Students must carefully read the list of resources they are required to have before enrolling. 

Who Should Enrol for this Course?

This course is for individuals who want to further advance their career in the Aged Care Sector. Upon completion of the course, you may want to work in any of the following roles:

  • Aged Care Team Leader
  • Aged Care Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Care Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • And more!


This course is also a pathway into further studies, and you may wish to consider furthering your career by studying:

  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
  • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
  • CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

Entry Requirements

There are no formal pre-requisites for this course, however students must meet the following criteria:

  • Have sound Language, Literacy & Numeracy Skills (You may need to do an LLN Test, see below for further details)
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Have the resources required (see below for further details)
  • NOT be an International Student Visa Holder

Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) Test:
You are not required to complete an LLN test, if you have successfully completed any of the following qualifications issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework:

  • High School Certificate (Year 12) at an Australian Senior Secondary School; or
  • Vocation Education Training (VET) Certificate IV or above; or
  • Bachelor’s degree or above

You will be required to submit a verified copy of your certification, at the time of enrolment.

If you have not completed any of the above, you will be required to undertake an English Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test, prior to the commencement of the course.

If you are unable to pass this test and our training organisation is unable to provide with the LLN support required, you will be advised to undertake an LLN foundation skills course. Full Refunds are available if you have enrolled into the course and failed to meet the LLN requirements.

Students who are not confident with their LLN abilities should contact us before enrolling into the course.

Resources Required:
Students must ensure that they have the following resources:

  • Laptop/Computer
  • Internet
  • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Similar Software
  • Acrobat Reader
  • Photo, audio, and video recording equipment (e.g., phone, camera, etc.)
  • Volunteers to assist with role-play tasks
  • Where possible, access to a workplace to complete your assessments. The assessments provide a simulated environment for students that are unable to access a workplace.

If you need assistance with arranging the above-mentioned resources, please call our Student Support Team.

Submission required by Students upon Enrolment:
Students must submit the following at the time of enrolment:

  • Unique Student Identifier (USI): If you do not have one, you can create one here.
  • One form of Valid Photo ID (Australian Driver License, State Issued Photo ID, or Passport)
  • Verified Copy of your previous qualification if you are seeking an exemption for the LLN test.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all the Eighteen (18) units, listed below, and fulfilling the requirements of work placement, you will be awarded with the qualification CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support.

  1. HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  2. CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
  3. HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  4. CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  5. HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  6. CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  7. CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  8. CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
  9. CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  10. CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
  11. CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  12. CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  13. CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
  14. CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  15. CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
  16. CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
  17. CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
  18. CHCPRP001 Develop and Maintain Networks and Collaborative Partnerships

The 18 units have been clustered into 10 clusters.

Receiving your certificate
You will receive your certificate within 10 business days from the date of submission of your work placement workbook and your final assessment task for this course.

Has CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support replaced Certificate IV in Aged Care?

Yes, this course replaces CHC40108 - Certificate IV in Aged Care and CHC40212 - Certificate IV in Home and Community Care. You can check the superseded status on Training.gov here

Work Placement

A total of 120 Hours of mandatory industry work placement is required to be completed at the end of course.

Generally, you will be responsible for finding a Vocational Placement provider. However, you may be supported by the Vocational Placement Coordinator in finding one. The Training Manager and Work Placement Co-ordinator will discuss the best options for placement with every student to find a location and timing that suits the student.

Where the student is already working in an appropriate Aged Care Facility, it is recommended that this facility would be best for gathering the workplace evidence for the units across the identified 120 hours. There may be some flexibility in the timing of workplace evidence collected for these existing workers who have employer support for this course.

Vigil Training College will provide all work placement support resources to our students.

Work Placement Requirements:
All students entering a workplace facility in the aged care industry, must have:

  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance
  • Current Vaccination/Immunization Certificate and Proof of Immunity (Highly Recommended).
  • First Aid Certificate (HLTAID011 Provide First Aid): This certificate is not included in the course. However, Vigil Training College does offer this course, which is not included in the fee for the Aged Care Course.

Student may need to get the manual handling certificate depending on their workplace requirements.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL means we will recognise your prior training and you will not need to repeat training you have already completed.

If you have skills and knowledge from prior education, work experiences, family and community experience that relates to your training, you may seek recognition of prior learning (RPL). If you believe you may be eligible for RPL, please contact our team prior to enrolment and we will support you in completing an RPL application, including gathering of required evidence.

Vigil encourages all students to understand the RPL process and the benefits that may result from participating in it.

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