CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Aged Care

23 Nov CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Aged Care

Certificate IV in Ageing Support (formally Certificate IV in Aged Care) is specifically targeted at people who currently work in the aged care industry or who are responsible for providing aged care on a daily basis.

This course of study will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to provide safe, secure and effective care to elderly people who have complex needs, be it in a nursing facility, hostel or home environment. Students who successfully complete this qualification will also have the expertise required to enhance independence and encourage community participation for the elderly.

The Australian population is ageing at a rapid rate and as a direct result of this, there is an increasing need for trained staff that can meet the complex needs of elderly people. To this end, the Australian government is currently encouraging practising nurses to pursue aged care so that they have the skills needed to administer medication, manage teams of staff and develop effective care plans for members of the elderly population.

Course Details

Course Details


Students who complete this qualification will have a diverse set of skills and knowledge that will help them provide personalised care to elderly people in various settings including care facilities, residential settings, retirement and nursing homes, and hospitals. They will also be ideally suited to a future career in a supervisory position.

Qualify Me! provides continuing education students with access to flexible learning solutions that meet their needs. If you have strong work experience or have undergone prior training in a specialist area, you may qualify for recognised prior learning (RPL), which will allow you to receive credits in acknowledgement of your existing knowledge and understanding.

Certificate IV in Ageing Support covers a range of topics related to the care of the elderly and the management of staff in aged care facilities. Topics include helping elderly people with their complex needs, planning and implementing appropriate services, completing administration requirements, ensuring compliance with the law, planning and implementing group activities and recreational programs for elderly individuals, ensuring adherence to OH&S/WHS requirements, and developing an effective and efficient work environment.


The Certificate IV in Ageing Support is a nationally recognised qualification that is ideally suited to people who are seeking professional development opportunities in the aged care industry and/or those involved in direct care work. Once you have completed the certification, you will be eligible for a range of career opportunities including:


  • care supervisor or team leader
  • hostel supervisor or team leader
  • accommodation support worker or support worker
  • aged care program coordinator
  • day activity worker


Ready to start?

To be accepted onto the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  1. Aged 18 and above.
  2. Good written communication skills and the ability to understand unfamiliar written material.
  3. Successfully completed up to a minimum of year 10 of secondary school, unless you are a mature student.
  4. A pass score on the Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN)
  5. A satisfactory Police Clearance Certificate and Working with Children Check.
  6. The ability to use a computer and access to a computer that is connected to the Internet (blended learning students).


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  • Angelo
    Posted at 06:08h, 02 March Reply

    Does this allow me to administer medicine?

    • Qualify Me!
      Posted at 23:27h, 02 March Reply

      Yes one of the units is: CHCCS424B Administer and monitor medications. You will need to provide substantial evidence and will need to undergo assessments in order to be deemed competent in this unit.

  • Vidhya Chaulagain
    Posted at 08:15h, 08 March Reply

    i have completed my PCL nursing in Nepal
    for which course I can apply?
    I have 5.5 over all in IELTS Coud you give me any option for any study program or 457 Visa

    • Qualify Me!
      Posted at 22:20h, 10 March Reply

      Hi Vidhya,
      This site does not cover courses for international students. Please visit our international division at

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 09:28h, 18 July Reply

    I have completed certificate lll in age care
    how many days should i attend class for this course.

    • Qualify Me!
      Posted at 00:17h, 23 October Reply

      Hi Rebecca,

      This is an RPL program, so we will provide you skills recognition based on your experience. Please contact us 1800 765 295 for more info.

  • Kehaulani masima
    Posted at 06:09h, 24 July Reply

    Interested in the cost of this course and the duration.

    • Qualify Me!
      Posted at 01:32h, 16 October Reply

      Hi Kehaulani,

      We will be in touch shortly.

  • Shivangi Daraji
    Posted at 11:59h, 05 February Reply

    how much does it cost and duration of the course?

    • Qualify Me!
      Posted at 00:40h, 15 February Reply

      Hi Shivangi,

      This is an RPL program so there is no set duration or class time. But generally the program takes around 6 weeks. I will have a course advisor contact you and give you all the details.

  • Katherine Fleming
    Posted at 06:08h, 30 April Reply

    I’m a cert three in aged care for the past ten years and am going into an activities role would love to know more about what I can do to achieve cert four

  • Eric Latu
    Posted at 10:01h, 19 November Reply

    Cost and duration. Can I do this course online?

  • John Watkins
    Posted at 13:02h, 04 April Reply

    Don’t train with these guys, they’re not an RTO and so your training will not be nationally recognised. It’s a con!

    • Qualify Me!
      Posted at 12:28h, 28 June Reply

      Hello John,

      Thanks for your concern. Qualify Me! is an education facilitator involved in a number of areas in the education industry. We facilitate the completion of a qualification towards a certificate/diploma through our partner RTOs, who are Registered Training Organizations. You can check our list of partner RTOs here:

  • Lee Engelsmann
    Posted at 19:01h, 27 May Reply

    can this course be done online

    • Qualify Me!
      Posted at 10:03h, 28 May Reply

      Hello Lee,

      The Qualify Me! RPL Program (Recognition of Prior Learning) is not ‘online’ perse. The RPL course takes your experiences and what you have learned in your years working in Australia and overseas (if applicable) and have those arranged, documented and compiled, then assessed to meet the requirements, set by the licensing body of your state. This means no classroom-based study and you can complete the course anytime, anywhere you are.

  • Randel
    Posted at 19:54h, 05 June Reply

    My question are in the following for Certificate IV in “Aged care”.

    1.) Is this cert 4 is Australia university nationally recognised?

    2.) what is the duration of the course cert 4

    3.) is this online based or class based?

    4.) what is the cost of the cert 4

    5.) does this cert 4 medication in subject? it’ll be good for me.

    • Qualify Me!
      Posted at 15:51h, 06 June Reply

      Hello Randel,

      To answer your enquiries:
      1.) Is this cert 4 is Australia university nationally recognised? – Yes. This certificate is nationally recognised.
      2.) what is the duration of the course cert 4? – The RPL process is at your own pace, there is no set schedule. The process is estimated to take up to 3 months, however, this will ultimately depend on the course you’re taking and how soon you supply the required evidence in compliance with the RTO standards.
      3.) is this online based or class based? – There is no classroom-based study involved, submission of requirements are done through correspondences with a Student Support Officer assigned to you: mainly emails.
      4.) what is the cost of the cert 4? – I’ll get a course advisor to call you and discuss this.
      5.) does this cert 4 medication in subject? it’ll be good for me. – We don’t have Cert IV in medication

      If we haven’t already, we’ll give you a call to discuss your options and answer your enquiries.

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