IHNA CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support Course

Accreditation : IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course
Course Code: CHC43015 Award Titles : CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
AQF Level : 4 Course Delivery : Face-to-Face
CRICOS Code: 092899A Campuses : Victoria / WA /NSW
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This course is designed for aged care workers who provide physical and emotional aid to elderly people who need support in their daily living. The degree of assistance that is needed differs for each individual, and depends on the ability and health of the client. Aged care workers offer assistance in carrying out simple daily tasks such as showering, dressing, and eating, and also complete specialized tasks and functions in aged services.

Aged care workers provide care either in residential, home or community based environments, and carry out their duties under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined care plans or organisational guidelines. They may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the outputs of others within some parameters.

"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply".

Course Overview

Delivered over a maximum of 52 weeks, the on-campus course includes a minimum 20 hours of classroom based student contact hours per week. The students will be undertaking practical placement of up to 120 hours. Blended mode students have to attend the on-campus session for the skills training. Note that for both modes of delivery, completion time frames will vary between students based on their individual skills, experiences and previous studies.

There is a mandatory simulation work shop at an IHNA campus.

Course Competency Details

18 units of competency are required for this qualification, including:

Core Units


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 the empowerment of people with disability


Assist clients with medication


Provide first aid

Face to face (on-campus) classes for 2.5 days a week for 12 months (over 4 terms) including practical placement of up to 120 hours

•  Age - 18 years and above
•  Minimum qualification in their country - Year 12
•  IELTS - 5.5 overall and 5 individual or equivalent

Physical requirements

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable accommodations" in the campus lab and classroom, there are clinical practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA control. The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the hospital and community health settings. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable accommodations. Additional skills and abilities are needed to perform patient/ resident care in the clinical settings to pass the course objectives and requirements.

Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a patient, and perform CPR
Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
Hearing: Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
Vision: Sufficient to make physical assessments of patients and equipment.
Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

If you have a disability that will require reasonable accommodations to fulfill these requirements then please declare in your course application, special needs section.

Face to face Delivery

Campus : Melbourne(Heidelberg) | Sydney(Parramatta)
Jul 03, 2017

We have three campuses, Melbourne (Heidelberg), Perth and Sydney:

Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus Perth Campus Sydney Campus
Upper Heidelberg Road,
Heidelberg Heights,
Victoria 3081 Australia
Level 3
Carillon City Arcade,
680-692 Hay Street Mall,
Perth WA 6000 Australia
Level 7
33 Argyle Street,
NSW 2150 Australia

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Certificate IV in Ageing Support with IHNA. Before applying for the course, please check the entry requirements for this course. If you are applying for VET STUDENT LOAN, please check if you are eligible.

If you require any assistance, please feel free to contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au or call us on: +61 3 9455 4400

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Pathways and Careers

This course may have pathways to higher level degrees such as the Diploma of Nursing, Advanced Diploma of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery.

Please visit our Pathway Planner for more information about different pathway options.

Successfully completing this course will enable you to work as an Aged Care worker in a variety of healthcare settings.

Studies have shown that there may be a critical shortage of workers in the aged care sector, opening up thousands of jobs in the immediate future.

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