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ELICOS + CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support

ELICOS Details

Our ELICOS General English course (a part of our ELICOS program) is a good starting point for any students who wish to improve their overall English for work, study or social purposes. General English is well suited to both short-term students (such as backpackers and tourists) and long-term students (intending to complete further study or those taking a gap year).

The comprehensive course curriculum is designed to assist students to improve their English in:

  • Formal and informal settings
  • Grammar and vocabulary
  • Reading comprehension
  • Confidence in using English language
  • Learning Australian culture and way of life

English levels offered within the program include:

  • Elementary
  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper-Intermediate

Students intending to complete further study may opt to join our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course.

CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support

The CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support reflects the role of support workers who complete specialized tasks and functions in aged services. They work either in residential, hospital or community based environments and are required to take responsibility for their own work within defined organization guidelines.

They will also be required to maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery. Workers will be required to demonstrate leadership and take responsibility for other team members.

The course modules are structured to provide a balanced program of theory and practice relevant to the career opportunities across the aged care industry.

Course: ELICOS – General English
Delivery Mode: On Campus
Duration: 56 weeks
CRICOS Code: 096786M
Class times: Monday – Friday, Morning or Afternoon option
Class hours: 20 hours per week
Intakes: Every Monday (Weekly)
Suitable for Student Visa Holders: Yes
ELICOS Brochure
Qualification Code : CHC43015
Qualification Name : CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Duration : 44 weeks
Volume of Learning : 1 year
Amount of Training : 875 hours
AQF Level : 4
Course Delivery : Face-to-Face
RTO ID : 21985
Campuses : Melbourne (Heidelberg), North Melbourne, Perth and Sydney
CRICOS Code: 092899A
Fees : Click here for more details



    Regular Assessment

    Regular in-class assessments with your teacher ensure that you get regular feedback regarding your ability and areas of improvement you need to focus on.

    Level Classes

    As a student, you are placed in a class with other students at your English level.

    Placement Testing

    As part of their orientation, students participate in English testing to determine the best class for them.

    Flexible Study

    Morning or afternoon timetables are available, allowing students maximum flexibility. Students can start their course on any Monday (except Christmas holiday periods).

    Suitable for Student Visa Holders

    As an ‘intensive’ course with 20 class hours per week, this course is suitable for those that intend to study on a Student Visa.

    Small Class Sizes

    Small class sizes ensure the optimum learning environment. Less than 18 students to a class assists with language learning.

    Regular Homework

    Your class teacher will set regular homework activities to reinforce what you learn in class.

    Access to Online Resources

    Students are provided ongoing access to a wide variety of learning resources through our e-learning portal.

    Regular excursions and social events

    Your class teacher will take your class on regular off-campus excursions (field trips) of educational benefit. HCLA also hosts regular social functions on campus.


    Students have access to study spaces, computer labs and library resources outside of class hours.


    To be eligible for admission to the program an applicant will be:

    • Aged 18 years or over at the time of commencement
    • At a level of English proficiency of A2 or above in the CEFR (Elementary) based on placement test results
    • Meet current eligibility requirements for a student visa
    • The Course Coordinator is responsible for selection of candidates for admission in accordance with the Student Selection and Admission Policy and Procedure for Courses Delivered to Overseas Students and relevant guidelines.

    There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course.


    IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its ‘International Students Admission Policy and Procedure’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.
    Offshore International students who wish to apply for this course must meet the following requirements.

    • Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above.
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (Academic) with a minimum total band score of 6.0 and minimum score of 6.0 in each of the four components of listening, reading, writing and speaking or meets equivalent English language proficiency requirements;

    In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 3 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).
    It is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.


    Professional Experience Placements (PEP) is a compulsory component of this course and 100% attendance is mandatory. Students must complete all theory and simulation components satisfactorily prior to attending placements.
    The Professional Experience Placements will be 5 days a week. Students may be allocated a morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) shifts. Morning shifts usually start at 7 am and evening shifts can finish at 10.30pm. Each shift is 8.5 hours long (including 30 mins meal break).
    PEPs are undertaken in partnership with a wide range of placement providers. These providers are located throughout metropolitan, regional and rural areas, and in some cases interstate. Students must consider that they may be required to travel or relocate for the duration of the placement to the facility location. Students must attend as per schedule; no special arrangements or changes will be made on the allocated placements. PEPs may be cancelled without prior notice by the facility.
    Additional Requirement for professional experience placement.

    • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP)/ NCC will be required for all PEPs
    • IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunisation.


    While IHNA will work with you to make “reasonable adjustments” in the campus lab and classroom, there are work place practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA’s control.
    The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the healthcare facility and/or community setting. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable adjustments. Our courses cater to a range of candidates. The candidates are required to be physically fit to manage tasks.
    Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:

    • Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a client, 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 client 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 or disorder or on any longer medications that will require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements, then please declare in your course application.

  • How is the Course Assessed?

    Assessment strategies are implemented for collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competency has been achieved by the learner.
    The assessments confirm whether an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed unit of competency.
    Students will be assessed in both a formative and summative way. These assessment methods and strategies are consistent with the Training Package Assessment Guidelines.
    Assessment tools used include :

    • Theory Assessments (TA)
    • Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)
    • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
    • Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Book


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