CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support


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

Practical Training
Melbourne, Dandenong, Hoppers Crossing

Blended and Online

COVID-19: However Yorke may run F2F classes to upskill students upon request under the directives of DET while observing strict social distancing measures for the health and safety of staff and students. We will also be supporting students affected by coronavirus with online learning.

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CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support– Your Gateway to a New Career in Aged Care

If you’re looking to establish a career helping those in their later years of life, then the aged care sector could be for you.
As the quality of life increases, so too does the age expectancy for our population. This has seen a dramatic increase in the need for support workers within the aged care industry with the strong demand only expected to grow. Due to the increased need for aged carers, this industry offers workers a career of longevity, variation and satisfaction.
If you love helping people and are seeking an opportunity for both personal and professional development, Yorke Institute’s CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support in Melbourne can provide you with the skills, knowledge and tools you’ll need to succeed.

Begin the Journey of a Lifetime as an Aged Care Support Worker

If you’re patient, empathetic, compassionate and adaptable, then you have the perfect foundation to start your career in aged care. With the successful completion of a CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support from Yorke Institute, you’ll graduate well-prepared to start your career in ageing support with plenty of job prospects at your door. There are all kinds of roles in aged care where you can make a valuable contribution to the lives of the elderly;
This includes roles such as:
  • Aged Care Administrator
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Respite Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Liaison Officer
  • Recreational Officer
  • Diversional Therapies Worker
  • Activities Coordinator
  • Aged Care Coordinator
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Attendant
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Care Team Leader/Supervisor
Yorke Institute’s CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support is designed for those who are passionate about the well-being of the elderly community and supporting their lifestyle in a range of environments such as at home, in hospital, in aged care homes, community groups and specialist facilities. This course will teach students how to provide tailored care services for elderly people, including those with illness or impairments, and how to develop, facilitate and implement care plans for individuals.

Eligibility for Government Funding

Yorke is an approved provider under the Skills First Program 2021. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To find out if you are eligible for government funding for the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, enquire now to talk to one of our expert career advisors.

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Help those in their later years of life with a CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support from Yorke Institute.

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!

Everyday is Different in Ageing Support

When working in aged care, no day is ever the same. This career path offers the stability that many seek without the usual 9am-5pm workday. The aged care industry makes for a healthy work/life balance that is equally rewarding as it is challenging, and you’ll never have a dull day as you interact and support many different people from all walks of life.
In order to best accommodate students, Yorke Institute provides flexible study options for students, with weekend and evening classes available to help students complete the course and achieve their goals without needing to compromise.

Industry Connections

Yorke Institute prides itself on its ongoing commitment to the VET training and delivery space. This has forged strong industry links in the health, aged care and disability sectors across Victoria, providing students with a wealth of learning opportunities and job prospects upon graduation.
As a government-funded course, the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support i is one of the top ten courses with the highest number of government-funded commencements in 2019 and has seen a significant increase of 84 % in training commencements in Metropolitan Melbourne since 2017*.

Support a happy and healthy lifestyle for the elderly with the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support from Yorke Institute.

High-Quality Training

Here at Yorke Institute, our future support service professionals and carers are trained by expert educators so that they are job-ready upon completion and given the foundations they need should they choose to proceed with higher education at university.
Our structured learning provides students with the essential skills and ongoing support they need to achieve their career aspirations and become professional, caring and skilled members of the workforce. Throughout the duration of the Cert IV course, students will gain knowledge and practical experience in providing care with skill and dignity to elderly people with complex needs.
Graduates will learn to:
  • Support individual well-being
  • Encourage participation in activities
  • Assist with daily living activities
  • Administer necessary medication and therapy
  • Create, implement and monitor personalised care plans
  • Work autonomously without direct supervision
  • Demonstrate a person-centred approach
  • Communicate, comfort and support elderly people
  • Provide Palliative and dementia care
  • Prevent falls and maintain the safety of aged peoples
  • Assess and manage risk
  • Ensure health and hygiene standards are maintained
Yorke Institute is a fair and inclusive learning environment for all; people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Course Details:

Course Overview
Delivery Sites
Students will attend one day a week either at the Dandenong Campus or Hoppers Crossing Campus and the other day a week in the city Campus.
  • City Campus: Level 3 335 Flinders Lane Melbourne 3000
  • Dandenong Campus Address: 124 – 126 Princes Highway Dandenong 3175
  • Hoppers Crossing Address: 80 Lonsdale Circuit, Hoppers Crossing 3029
Duration of program
32 tuition weeks and up to 4 weeks holidays, including  120 hours work placement
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 hours 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 a work placement
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.
  • 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 on the campus or by Skype for students who can’t attend due to distance.
Program Units
The course takes place over a 32-week period and includes the following 18 units:
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
How many placement hours do I have to complete?
You have to complete a mandatory 120 hours of work placement
What are the requirements for placement?
Placement is an exciting opportunity for students to apply their practical and theoretical knowledge learnt in class in a real work environment. It’s important for students to be fully prepared and respect the placement provider’s policies and the needs of residents. Prior to commencing your placement, you would be required to demonstrate competency in units that cover WHS, manual handling, communication, working in diverse environment etc. and mandatory police check.
How much support will I get from trainers to complete the course?
Trainers will provide support from the beginning to the end of the course, encouraging you to submit your assessments within a reasonable time of 1-2 weeks. Each task will be marked as Satisfactory or Not Satisfactory and you’ll be given up to three attempts per assessment task.
Where a task is marked as Not Satisfactory, you will be provided with detailed written or verbal feedback and be given the opportunity to resubmit/re-attempt the task. Where you have exhausted your attempts at re-assessment, you will be required to re-enrol in the unit or module, participate in further training and undertake the whole assessment again. Our dedicated student support team will also contact you regularly to follow up with your progress and attendance.
If I exit the course without finishing it what will I receive?
If you decide to withdraw from your course without finishing the entire course, you may still be entitled to receive a Statement of Attainment for units you are competent in. However, many units within a healthcare course require you to complete the placement hours to meet competency. Refer to for unit-level requirements for this course.
Can I engage in fully online studies?
This course is not designed for 100% online studies. You will be delivered training in a simulated classroom environment and be required to be fully engaged in the course requirements. Sometimes you will be expected to work in groups as group work is an important part of this course so that you can practise working with others and communicating and group work is sometimes necessary for assessment; however, assessment will always be conducted individually to ensure fairness for all students.
What are the prerequisites for this course?
There are no prerequisites.
Are there any specific industry /enterprise or licensing requirements for this qualification?
There are none at this stage.

Aged Care Course in Melbourne

Want to start your career in ageing support? If you’re ready to take the first step, simply contact Yorke Institute today to discuss your eligibility and see where our CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support can take you.


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