CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support


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32 weeks (28 tuition weeks and up to 4 weeks holidays)




Yorke Institute – Your Gateway to a New Career in Aged Care

About the Course

Yorke Institute’s Program CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support is designed for those with a burning passion to provide personal, leisure and emotional support to people whose capacity for independent living is at risk. In particular the aged and those with disabilities.
By undertaking this nationally recognised qualification, learners will be provided with the knowledge and confidence required to care for members of the community including:
  • Supporting overall individual health and well-being
  •  Providing personal care, support and encouragement for participating in activities
  •  Assisting with daily living activities
  • Creating, implementing and monitoring individualised care plans
  • Supporting the elderly or disabled in their homes or in a community setting
On completion of this qualification, you will have a variety of employment opportunities, in particular working within the health and community industry at hospitals, nursing homes, aged care facilities and community centres.

Career Pathway

Academic Pathway
CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CHC53415 – Diploma of Leisure and Health
Career Pathway from completing CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Become a Disability Officer-Day Support, Activities Officer, Community Leisure Officer, Diversional Therapy Assistant, Leisure and Recreational Officer, Personal Care Worker (PCA) and more!


The Yorke Experience: Providing you with a direction in your journey

A pre-training review to assess course suitability and entry level for each individual will be conducted. This may result in a recommended learning pathway to help you meet course specific requirements and any other prerequisites.

We offer guidance and support

  • Our courses are structured with due dates and a realistic number of assessments to assist you to complete the course requirements with ease.
  • On campus learning provides students with face to face contact and offers the opportunity to study in an inclusive and supportive environment.
  • We will find you placements with our partnering providers.
  • we can assist you in finding work through our job network including the placement providers.

We see you through to completion

We support you with resources that will enrich your learning experience and support successful completion of the course which may include:
  • You will be required to attend all scheduled classes, work placements and submit assessments in a timely manner and achieve competent results for all units in order to receive your qualification.
  • You must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement.
  •  Yorke will organise your work placements with our partner providers however before commencing your placement, you must provide Yorke with a police check and a signed contract between you, Yorke and the providers.
  • Mentoring from trainers.
  • Additional classes, tutorials and workshops.
  • Computer and technology support from the trainer if necessary.
  • Referral to external support services.
Yorke will provide additional support for any students experiencing:
  • Disability and access issues;
  • Language barriers;
  • Language, literacy and numeracy issues;
  • Employment issues; and/or
  • Any other issues that may affect their ability to achieve their training goals.
Additional support services to students will be provided where it is necessary to enable students to participate in the same way as any other person regardless of whether support services have been required.
Where there is perceived difficulty in achieving learning goals, the trainer will discuss these issues with the student.  The student will be provided with information about possible alternative pathways, additional tools and resources available, and options and choices for accessing a supportive network.  The information provided will vary depending on the individual needs of the student.


Program Completion Requirements

  • You will be required to attend all scheduled classes, work placements and submit assessments in a timely manner and achieve competent results for all units in order to receive your qualification.
  • You must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement.



For details of the next intake or to find out if you are eligible for government funding, call Yorke Institute now on (02) 8075 4527.
Course Description

National Code and Title
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Practical Delivery Sites
  • 70-72 Bathurst St Sydney 2000
  • 124 Princes Hwy, Dandenong 3175
Duration of program
32 weeks (28 tuition weeks and up to 4 weeks of holidays)
Learning and assessment
The course 32 weeks is broken into time for training, learning and assessment activities and holidays.
  • Class sessions scheduled for 15 hours per week for 28 weeks
  • Homework /self-directed learning of approximately 11 hours per week
  • Work Placement totalling 120 hour 6 hours a week for 20 weeks
  • 4 weeks holidays
Selection Requirement
The qualification guidelines state that there are no formal pre-requisites or entry requirements for this program, but Yorke Institute requires that applicants:
  • Be 18 years old
  • Hold a current Police check to undertake work placement
  • Applicants must attend a selection interview as part of the enrolment process and demonstrate an interest in, knowledge of, and suitability for work in the Aged Care industry. This interview will be held face to face in the campus or by Skype for students who can’t attend due to distance.
LLN Assessment
Applicants must:
  • Complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment to demonstrate that they have the required level of LLN skills required by the course.
  • The LLN test will be conducted by a suitable Trainer and Assessor
  • Achieve a satisfactory result before enrolling in the course.
  • The LLN assessment includes a written test and interview to complete the verbal component of the test. This will be completed on site during the selection interview.
  • The LLN test assists Yorke Institute to assess whether or not students’ LLN skills are at a level suited to the course requirements. It also assists our trainers to prepare individual learning plans for each successful applicant where skill weaknesses are identified. The RTO will work with successful applicants to ensure their skills are at the required level by the completion of their training.
Delivery Mode
Blended with online learning and face to face for practical tasks in a simulated environment. Practical tasks are conducted in our Melbourne based city campus.
Traineeship programs are conducted online and at work sites for practical tasks.
There is also self-study and completion of a work placement of 120 hours work placement at an approved workplace.

Program Units

The Certificate IV Ageing Support requires the completion of 18 Units ( including 15 core and 3 elective units). Yorke Institute has pre-selected the following electives that students will complete. In addition, To achieve this qualification you MUST complete at least 120 hours of work placement as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency

Program Units 18 units (15 core units and 3 elective units).  
The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:
Unit Description
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 well being
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
Facilitate Ongoing Skills Development Using A Person-Centred Approach
Facilitate the Empowerment of People with Disability
Use communication to build relationships

Placement Partnership

Yorke has placement partnerships with several Nursing centres in Victoria
  • BaptCare Karana
  • Lutheran Aged Care
  • Mercy Health
  • Regis Shenley
  • Yooralla

Course Content

Time: 10 weeks

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