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CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support teaches our students the skills to understand the legal and ethical requirements of aged care, understand the principles of communication and interpersonal skills.  Students will gain an understanding of the health needs of older people, working with older people, understanding the ageing process, understanding the needs of the elderly and providing them with personal care. This course equips students with the knowledge and skills to provide quality care and support to older people in residential and community aged care settings.


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The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support course is designed for people who wish to work in the aged care sector, providing care and support for elderly clients.  With this qualification, you'll be well-equipped to provide high-quality support and care to elderly clients, making a valuable contribution to the ageing care sector. 


  • Community Program Coordinator

  • Residential Care Worker

  • Support Worker (Community Services)

  • Care Supervisor

  • Personal Care Worker

  • Care Team Leader


  • Adelaide (Wayville)

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An Overview of Our CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support in Adelaide

If you are empathetic and compassionate, have patience and understanding, are a good listener and communicator along with plenty of energy and enthusiasm then working in an ageing support role would be a perfect fit for you. Studying the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support in Adelaide at the Quality College of Australia will provide you the skills required to join the aged support industry. Our course will give you a strong foundation of knowledge and the skills to help you embark on a support role that will make a real and lasting difference in the lives of those you’re helping.

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What Jobs Can You Get With the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support Qualification?

Support qualifications are excellent education choices that offer you numerous possible career paths after graduation. Individual support roles are in high demand, and the knowledge you gain throughout the course includes practical, transferable skills that often prove useful in other areas of life. Here are some popular job roles students who have completed the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support qualification can be employed in:

  • Support Worker (Community Services) - A Support Worker in Community Services is a highly rewarding and important role, as they assist clients with their daily self-care activities in the comfort of their own homes. As a support worker you would provide assistance with showering, toileting, dressing and grooming, as well as helping with domestic activities such as menu planning, cooking, mopping, vacuuming, ironing and washing. You will also provide transport for your clients to attend medical and other appointments, helping them to remain independent. You may be required to assist those with additional needs such as physical or mental disabilities and provide emotional and social support.

  • Personal Care Worker - Personal Care Workers are essential for providing assistance and support to the elderly, and ensuring that they are able to lead safe, independent, and healthy lives. As a Personal Care Worker you would be responsible for promoting independence and safety in the home, and providing compassion and support to clients in a caring and respectful manner. Personal care workers are a vital component of the health care system, whose role is critical to providing quality care and support to those in need.

  • Care Team Leader - As an aged care team leader you would play an important role in providing quality care for elderly persons. Aged care team leaders are responsible for leading and coordinating a support team in the delivery of services for elderly persons. You would ensure that the elderly persons receive the best possible care and that the team provides a safe, comfortable and pleasant environment for them. Aged care team leaders assures that a safe, effective and efficient care service is maintained which meets the needs of residents and their family.

What is it Like to Study a Certificate IV in Ageing Support?

Completing an individual support course involves developing the practical skills and social experience you need to interact with vulnerable groups safely and ethically. This course is best suited to students who hope to improve the lives of others through their career choices. Here is what to expect while studying towards our CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support in Adelaide:

  • Duration and course outline. This course is a higher-level certificate which takes 36 weeks to complete as a full-time program. This includes scheduled classes three days a week at our campus in Adelaide as well as up to 12 hours of self paced study per week.  In addition, there is a compulsory 4 weeks (min of 120 hours) of industry based holistic work placement. The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support consists of fifteen compulsory subjects and three elective subjects. You will complete written and practical assessments to progress through the course.

  • Theory classes. During the theory classes which are delivered in our modern and comfortable classrooms, the subjects you undertake will teach you how to support independence and wellbeing, how to facilitate the interests and rights and the empowerment of older people. You will also learn about working with diverse people, how to support relationships with carers and families as well as providing support to people living with dementia.

  • Practical experience. Supporting and caring for older persons is a hands-on service job, and our course gives you the practical experience you need to join the world of work with confidence. You will need to complete at least 120 hours of practical work to graduate from the course. The work placement component is structured as 30 hours per week for four weeks. You can choose to work in a variety of settings such as Aged Care Facilities, private residences, community centres, and day programs.

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Enrol at Quality College of Australia

The Quality College Of Australia offers you the opportunity to follow your passion for caring for others and find meaningful work in the ageing support industry. Choosing our CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support at our Adelaide campus gives you access to our world-class facilities and mentors with vast industry and teaching knowledge and experience. We welcome students from all walks of life, and we enjoy hosting international students.

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