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CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

National ID CHC43015 State ID AWM9
Qualify to work in the aged care industry 

Gain job-ready skills to become an aged care worker and make a lasting impact on the lives of seniors.

Students will be equipped with a specialised skillset, whilst learning in training facilities that represent real-world workplace settings.

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This course remains FEE FREE in 2024! The tuition fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA Government for WA residents.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Skills Ready page for further information.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training. Tuition fees are free, but resource fees may be payable for some courses

Online study is available for this course. Be sure to check the study requirements tab for information about studying this course using eCampus including study assistance and our helpful online study guide, then use the apply now link where you see the online study option. 


When Continuous enrolment.

Study Mode Online and On Campus.

Do you have a caring nature and want to build your career in an area that makes an important daily difference? 

Combine your talents with your values and get qualified to work in the aged care industry; you'll learn to provide personal, physical and emotional support to our elderly generation and assisting with their daily living tasks.

Jobs and Skills Australia reports that aged care and disability support are the third highest employing occupations.

This course will equip you with in-demand skills to boost your employability in a growing sector where there is a strong need for qualified aged care workers. Build on your current knowledge and take the next step to gain a specialised skill set for provision of aged care, whilst building a deeper understanding of how to empower senior clients as well as the issues concerning older people. 

Learn how to assess the needs of seniors with complex circumstances and provide support to people with dementia, be trained in a palliative approach to care and develop skills in implementing programs for seniors to enrich their lives.

Please note: this course is currently only available to students who are working in the industry and have completed the Certificate III in Individual Support. As part of this course, you will need to  undertake a work placement of approximately 150 hours. 

Want to find out more about this industry?

Our Community Services at SM TAFE Facebook page has more information for students about organisations, initiatives and leading expertise in the industry.

  • plan, develop, implement and monitor programs and services for seniors
  • assess the needs of older people with complex circumstances
  • plan and conduct group and recreation programs for seniors
  • monitor services, implement and monitor health and safety policies and procedures and organise an effective work environment

In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake this study.

  • excellent observational skills - to be able to identify changes in behaviour, abilities and environment
  • good communication skills to liaise/work with a range of people
  • good listening and writing skills
  • be able to deal with physical demands of manual tasks including personal care work and lifting
  • basic problem solving skills and the ability to respond to immediate safety risks
  • Tolerance, patience and the willingness to work with people from different backgrounds and cultures

This course requires flu and COVID-19 vaccination, police clearance and working with children check prior to work placement. See the important information tab for instructions. 

Important information

Select your preferred campus and apply

All year round


When All year round
Where Mandurah
How Online and On Campus

Units and fees


National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients $0.00 $26.25
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people $0.00 $13.50
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people $0.00 $14.75
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk $0.00 $18.75
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia $0.00 $16.00
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery $0.00 $43.25
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs $0.00 $9.50
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing $0.00 $10.75
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families $0.00 $10.75
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people $0.00 $10.25
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance $0.00 $46.50
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach $0.00 $12.00
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships $0.00 $29.75
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems $0.00 $60.50
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care $0.00 $67.25


National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
Implement falls prevention strategies
$0.00 $10.75
Provide loss and grief support
$0.00 $10.75
Provide First Aid
$0.00 $95.50

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

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