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Certificate IV in Ageing Support


The Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015 offers students a dual qualification that also equips graduates with the Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015. For international students, this course includes intensive English language training and employment support and can be used as a pathway into the Diploma of Nursing HLT54115 course.

The dual qualification reflects the role of support workers who fulfil both day to day as well as specialised tasks and functions in aged services; within the residential, home or community based environment. Graduates will take responsibility for their own work outputs within organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery. Graduates of this course may also be employed in roles where they are required to demonstrate leadership and have some responsibility within the context of their job roles.

The first part of the dual course offers students a holistic approach to caring for the aged. With exceptional job outcomes in a growing sector, the Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015 course will offer individuals a supportive learning environment and unique opportunities to develop the physical, mental and emotional skills associated with the human services area. Special attention is given to prepare students for employment as well as mastering English language and communication skills required for a career in health.

Important note: This course requires a National Police Check obtained through the South Australian Police. See details on the SAPOL website, and in the Entry Requirements section, below.

For other important information, please read our Student Handbook. You can access it here.
Alternatively, you may request to have the handbook emailed to you by contacting


A wide variety of content is covered in this dual Certificate course, including providing individualised support, personal care, dementia and palliative care, and working within and coordinating team members.

As part of its commitment to holistic training, EQUALS provides students with additional study and personal development in the following non-accredited modules::

  • English language training (International students only)
  • Employment support and job preparation training
  • Study skills
  • Provide First Aid
  • Safe handling practices (formerly manual handling)
  • Spiritual Intelligence

This course includes 190 hours of industry placement in an approved aged care (or equivalent) facility setting. The placement is included as part of the course duration.

Please note that industry placement is a compulsory part of this course.


November 2018.

Important: To be considered for an intake, completed applications should be received at least 7 days prior to the scheduled course commencement date. Applications that are incomplete or incorrect may not be considered. Course offers for applications received by the due date are not guaranteed and intake capacity may vary. EQUALS reserves the right to accept or decline applications at its total discretion.

Domestic applicants must show adequate evidence of competency in communication skills in their pre-enrolment LLN testing. In particular, applicants need to be able to read, comprehend, interpret, apply, write and share information to standards that will ensure the safety of clients in their care.

International applicants must meet the admission requirements as outlined for international students.


Please view the English requirements for international students on this page.


Core Units

  • 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 well being
  • 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

Elective Units offered by EQUALS

  • CHCCCS001: Address the needs of people with chronic disease
  • CHCCCS015: Provide individualised support
  • CHCCOM005: Communicate and work in health or community services
  • HLTAID003: Provide First Aid
  • CHCLEG001: Work legally and ethically

Subsidised by the Government of South Australia for eligible participants.  Eligibility and subsidy criteria applies.  Check your eligibility at

  • Government Subsidised Training Fee: $900.00

  • Job Trainer Co-Contribution Fee: $395.00
  • Fee for Service: $7,995
  • Amenities Fee (AUD): $295

  • Duration: 52 weeks

  • Study Mode: On Campus or Blended Learning (combination) 

  • Qual Code: CHC43015

  • RPL: Yes

  • VET Student Loans

  • Resources Required: Yes

  • Qual Status: Current
Not offered to international students
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