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.


The Aged Care industry is growing.

Did you know, Aged care is a $20 billion+ industry in Australia, employing over 224,000 staff across more than 1,800 businesses who care for over 270,000 elderly and disabled Australians across the country?

What is more fascinating is the Baby Boomer generation.  5.5 million people born between 1946 and 1965 – has begun to turn 65 years of age. The baby boomers are the first generation to face the new ‘third age’ with its unprecedented expectation of a decade or two of relatively healthy life after retirement. This means aged care industry will be moving with the lifestyle demands of the Baby Boomers,  by 2030 the Aged Care industry will be be booming with high tech facilities.

Now is the time to learn this industry and be apart of its future!

Start your career in Ageing Support by studying Certificate IV in Ageing Support – CHC43015 with AIFL.

We’ll give you the skills & education needed to be your best.

Career Pathway
  • Aged Care Activity Worker
  • Care Service Team Leader
  • Residential Care Worker
Course Information
  • Theory and some assessments delivered online requiring reasonable computer skills, internet access, email access and research skills
  • AIFL may offer this qualification in a blended learning mode in selected locations, depending on student numbers
  • Trainer and IT support is available throughout your period of enrolment Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers will be offered to all students, as part of the Pre-Training Review Process
  • Work Placement: 120 hours placement in a age care setting is a requirement to complete your qualification. This placement may be offered at a health care service in Victoria (depending on placement availability)
  • Please be aware work placement providers may require a current Police Check, Working with Children Check, First Aid and/or immunisation records. (Any cost associated with these documents are the students expense).
  • Students of all abilities are encouraged to apply at any time of the year
  • This program is offered over 82 weeks (Those eligible for Skills First funding hours are approx: 1250 hrs)
  • Prior to enrolment all applicants will be required to complete a literacy, reading and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs
Qualification Structure
Total number of units = 18 (Approximately 1250 hours of study) 15 core units. 3 elective units
Core Units
  • CHCADV001 – Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

  • CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people

  • CHCAGE003 – Coordinate services for older people

  • CHCAGE004 – Implement interventions with older people at risk

  • CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia

  • CHCCCS006 – Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

  • CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs

  • CHCCCS023 – Support independence and well being

  • CHCCCS025 – Support relationships with carers and families

  • CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people

  • CHCLEG003 – Manage legal and ethical compliance

  • CHCPAL001 – Deliver care services using a palliative approach

  • CHCPRP001 – Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

  • HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems

  • HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units
  • HLTHPS006 – Assist clients with medication

  • HLTAAP002 – Confirm physical health status

  • HLTAID003 – Provide first aid

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment
Fees and Skills First Funding are current at time of issue and are subject to change
Fees and refunds will be inline with the AIFL Fees and Refunds Policy and Procedure
AIFL will endeavour to help find students placement, however placement provision is not guaranteed. Students are
expected to be proactive in finding their own placement.
** Skills First funding only applies to students eligible for a government funded place
* Enrolment fees excludes GST
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. 

If you would like to learn more on skills first funding
please click the link to the Victorian State Government and Training site.

Skills First Funding

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