CHC43015 Certificate IV in Aging Support

This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.

Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters.


Qualification Overview

18 units must be selected for this qualification including 15 core units (compulsory) and 3 elective units


Entry requirements

To successfully complete your qualification you will require access to or be employed in an Aged Care Service.  This allows you to participate in and demonstrate the skills required for successful completion of your training.  If you require assistance with gaining access to an Aged Care facility please let us know and we may be able to help you.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is a form of assessment and is offered to all students once they have enrolled into their qualification.  RPL provides an opportunity for a range of knowledge and skills relevant to this qualification and the job role to be assessed and recognised before formal training commences.

RPL will require you to discuss your experience with your trainer, gather evidence to support the RPL process, and participate in a workplace observation visit with your workplace supervisor and one of our trainers.


Direct Credit

If a student has existing qualifications that may be related to this qualification, they will be encouraged to present those qualifications or Statements of Attainment (SOA) to their trainer.  Existing qualifications or SOA will be assessed against the requirements of the current Certificate IV in Ageing support to determine if any credit transfers are appropriate.


Course Duration

Our flexible Aged Care training program is designed for new and existing workers to the Aged Care industry.  It will allow you to continue working as well as complete your Aged Care Training program which may take from six months to two years to complete. The time taken to complete your studies relies entirely upon how much time you can dedicate to your training.

Our trainers will make scheduled site visits to your workplace to assist you.  These visits will be scheduled after negotiation with your workplace and yourself and will provide you with tuition, learning support, complete assessments and conduct workplace observations.  You will still be required to do some study and complete assessments in your own time.



There are two ways an individual can enrol into a Certificate IV qualification with Akadia Training; as a fee for service student or under a subsidised funded program.

The Higher Level Skills Program (HLS) provides a Government subsidy towards the training cost for eligible participants undertaking an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) certificate level IV qualification. The subsidy does not cover the full cost of the training and all participants are expected to contribute to the cost. The student contribution fee for completing training under this program is $10 per unit, or $180 per qualification. Some participants will be eligible for a 15% concession (eligibility criteria does apply).  For more information on this program, click on the link below to access the student factsheet.

Student factsheet – HLS


The full fee (fee for service) to complete this qualification is $4500 or $250 per unit


Refund Policy – Once training has commenced, refunds will be given on a pro-rata basis, in accordance with the agreed training plan. For those units students have commenced training in, (those in which resources and/or any training has been received) fees will be refunded on a pro rata basis. If fees have been paid in advance and training has not commenced nor resources issued, then fees for those units will be refunded in total. Students may appeal in writing to the Training Manager regarding this refund policy. If a student withdraws from a workshop or agreed training session without notifying Akadia, a refund will not be issued for that unit or workshop.

For all enquiries regarding fee for service training, or the Higher Level Learning program, please contact Simon at: