CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

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VU course code: CHC43015 | Level of study: TAFE
1 year full time or longer for part time
Face to Face with eLearning


No tuition fees for eligible students

Footscray Nicholson, Industry, St Albans, Sunshine, Werribee
15 April 2024
15 April 2024


Learn to support older people while maintaining their dignity by studying a Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015 at Victoria University.

This course, created in consultation with the industry, will offer increased career opportunities in aged and community care.  You’ll learn to care for the interests, rights and empowerment of clients.

You’ll gain knowledge and experience in providing support to older people with complex needs, and working with groups of older people. This course includes training in:

  • palliative and dementia care
  • falls prevention and interventions for clients at risk
  • service planning and delivery
  • elderly care health and hygiene.

Participating in a 20 day work placement will give you practical industry experience as well as on-the-job confidence. You’ll also further develop your communication skills and your ability to develop and maintain relationships and partnerships.

NRT logoThis course is nationally recognised training.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’, which lets you finish your course more quickly when you have gained some of the skills required from past study or work experience.

COVID-19 vaccine requirement

All students must have any COVID-19 vaccine before beginning placements. 

You need to provide evidence of having had the COVID-19 vaccine to undertake a placement and progress within the course. 

You must be willing to undergo any additional checks and immunisations as directed by the University. 

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To be awarded CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, a student must successfully complete a total of eighteen (18) units of competency, comprising of:

  • fifteen (15) core units, and;
  • three (3) elective units, consisting of:
  • at least two (2) units from the electives listed in the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support qualification, and;
  • up to one (1) unit from the electives listed in the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support qualification or any endorsed training package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome.

Fees & Scholarships

TAFE fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer.


Eligible students won’t be required to pay tuition fees for this course.

Free TAFE courses align with skills and jobs that are in high demand in from Victorian employers.




Working in ageing support can be both challenging and rewarding. With this practical qualification from Victoria University Polytechnic, you’ll be ready to join one of Australia’s fastest growing sectors. With an ageing population, there will be many opportunities to grow your career in ageing support. Employment for aged carers is expected to grow strongly over the next five years (Labour Market Insights).

You’ll have the skills and knowledge to provide care for individuals as well as groups of older people. You could find employment working in a range of community, healthcare and residential aged care facilities. With this qualification, you may be promoted to supervise a limited number of other workers.

Potential job titles include:

  • home care assistant
  • community care worker
  • personal care attendant
  • residential care worker
  • care team leader/supervisor.

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VU Stories

Brenda Lo
Taking a chance on a change
Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015
"It’s very fulfilling to use my skills and life experience as I help people – it makes me happy to give back in such a meaningful way."
Brenda's story