Accredited Qualifications

Specialised Education



This Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015) is suitable for staff already employed in residential aged care and would like to enhance their knowledge and skills in this growing industry. This course is designed to educate staff in problem solving and critical thinking. You will be given the opportunity to work on a continuous improvement project and facilitate the empowerment of older people. The program also aims to provide you with leadership skills: giving you knowledge and confidence to support independence and wellbeing of those you care for in the community.

Core Units:
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Coordinate services for older people
Implement interventions with older people at risk
Provide support to people living with dementia
Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
Meet personal support needs
Support Independence and Wellbeing
Support relationships with carers and families
Work with diverse people
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Deliver care services using a palliative approach
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Recognise healthy body systems
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Units:
CHCDIS007Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS009Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS010Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
  • How to meet personal support needs
  • How to follow safe work practices for direct care
  • How to provide individual support
  • How to work with diverse people
After achieving this dual qualification, students may choose to study the following qualifications:
  • Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices (MSS50322)
  • Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB50420)
  • Personal Care Worker Care
  • Team Leader Residential
  • Care Officer Disability
  • Support Worker

Recognition: Nationally Accredited Training

Vative Healthcare Pre-requisites: Nil

Course Duration: 6 months (minimum of one day of training per month)

Mandatory Placement: 120 hours of professional work placement

Study mode: Workplace Based Delivery

Assessment: During the course students will be assessed by the educator through classroom observations, workplace activities, group activities, simulation activity, case studies, group discussion, questions and answers assessments, role plays/scenario responses and completion of the minimum 120 hours of support work.

Practical Observations: This takes place in the students’ workplace, an VHC representative will attend your workplace at a pre-arranged time that is determined by VHC and your employer.  You will demonstrate skills you have been taught whilst completing your daily workplace tasks.  Please also refer to the student handbook which is available on this website in Student Resources

Payment Options: Skills First funding available for eligible students (criteria apply, please contact us for more details) or $11,250 for non funded students

For further information on this course, please contact one of our friendly Consultants on 0428 003 748

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