CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Course summary

The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support (Release 3 )will develop your skills for practice as a support worker, completing specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community-based environments.

The course is designed for domestic students studying in Australia.

You will graduate in just 5 months with a nationally recognised qualification and a diverse range of practical skills ready for a rewarding career, enabling you to make a difference in the lives of others.

On successful completion of the Certificate IV in Ageing Support, you may progress to the HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing*.

*Subject to meeting entry requirements.


This course is only offered face-to-face at the University of Wollongong main campus in Wollongong. Course delivery will occur in UOW classrooms and the UOW College Simulated Nursing Lab.

Delivery: Wednesday-Thursday, 11 hours per week (9am-3pm) 

This course is also available as a traineeship.

How you’ll Learn

You will learn a range of practical and technical skills, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide aged care support services.

Units of Study

You will be required to successfully complete 18 units of competency including 15 core and 3 elective units and a minimum 120 hours practical work placement to complete this qualification. They are as follows;

Core Units
Unit Code Unit Title
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
Unit Code Unit Title
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTHPS007 Administer and monitor medications
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

This course is delivered by UOW College (CRICOS: 02723D; RTO: 91159). UOW College is a registered business name of UOWC Ltd (ABN: 14 105 312 329).

Course information

Study area

Nursing, UOW College Vocational Pathways


UOW College Wollongong

Course Code



1 session over 5 months


On Campus


UAC Code


Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions Policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Entry Requirements

  • Available to Domestic students only

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to be granted admission to this VET Course:

  • Achieve a minimum result of exit Level 2 in both Literacy and Numeracy online assessment;
  • Minimum age 16 years at course enrolment
This program is not available to international applicants.


* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. The fees outlined in your Letter of Offer of Admission to the University are correct at the point of offer, but are indicative and subject to change without notice. The indicative total course tuition fee is an estimate, based on normal course length and progression and current course fees.

Admission Profile



This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW College for this course. It provides data on students that commenced the program, and continued study beyond the census date at UOW College in 2023.

Applicant background

2023 intake

2023 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.



Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.



Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.



Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.



ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).



Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).



International students All other students.



All students



< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2023

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer



Median rank to receive an offer



Lowest rank to receive an offer



< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW College admission pathways, see UOW College Admission Information.

Key Dates




2024 UOW College VET February Session

UOW College Wollongong

Key dates for UOW College courses are available on the UOW College website.

2024 UOW College VET July Session

UOW College Wollongong

Key dates for UOW College courses are available on the UOW College website.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

Progression to further study

Upon successful completion of this course, you may progress into the following UOW College courses:

  • HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing*.

*Subject to meeting HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing entry requirements. Please refer to HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing for more information.

You can also use this qualification to apply for a range of other bachelor degrees at UOW.

This course is subsidised by the Government and if you’re eligible for the subsidy, the course fee will be substantially reduced.

All courses offered by UOW College require a minimum number of students enrolments to proceed. Where the minimum quota is not met, enrolled students will be notified prior to the scheduled course commencement to discuss alternative course options.