CHC40108 Certificate IV in Aged Care Coursenrtlogo

This qualification addresses work primarily in residential facilities within defined organisation guidelines and service plans.

These workers:

  • Carry out activities related to maintaining an individual’s well being through personal care and/or other activities of living.
  • May provide services to individuals with complex needs, and/or work with groups of older people Work may include training and support to promote independence and community participation, which may be provided as part of activities and programs in a variety of settings including residential and center-based programs.
  • Report to service managers and liaise with professionals and other service providers.
  • May be required to supervise and/or coordinate a limited number of other workers.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Hostel supervisor
  • Assistant hostel supervisor
  • Personal care worker
  • Care supervisor
  • Program coordinator – social programs
  • Care team leader
  • Residential care worker
  • Day activity worker
  • Support worker

This course can be delivered via face to face classroom, group workshops or in the workplace. Hope Institute offer support to students and supervisors through workplace trainer visits and administrative support.

Course Structure

Course Structure – CHC40108 Certificate IV (4) in Aged Care

In order to gain the certificate, 15 units must be completed for this qualification, 10 Core units and 5 Electives

Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
CHCAC412B Provide services to older people with complex needs Core
CHCAC416A Facilitate support responsive to the specific nature of dementia Core
CHCAC417A Implement interventions with older people at risk of falls Core
CHCAD401D Advocate for clients Core
CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework Core
CHCICS401B Facilitate support for personal care needs Core
CHCICS402B Facilitate individualised plans Core
CHCINF403E Coordinate information systems Core
CHCNET404B Facilitate links with other services Core
CHCORG406C Supervise work Core
HLTFA311A Apply first aid (superseded by HLTAID003 Provide first aid) Elective
CHCWHS312A Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work Elective
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and Co workers Elective
CHCCS305C Assist clients with medication Elective
CHCDIS301C Work effectively with people with a disability Elective

Students will be provided with all the learner and assessment guides for each unit of competency required to complete the course.

Entry Requirements


  • Photo Identification
  • Completed enrollment form
  • Genuine interest in the Community Services, Health and Disability Sectors
  • The need to read, write and communicate in English to a level required to perform the job (All students will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN) prior to enrollment.)

To gain entry into CHC40108 Certificate IV in Aged Care a candidate must be recognised as competent, through a recognised training program or recognition process, against the following core units from CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care (or equivalent):

  • CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people
  • CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCS411B Work effectively in the community sector
  • CHCICS303A Support individual health and emotional well being
  • CHCPA301B Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context



Assessments that you will undertake may include:

  • Short Questions
  • Case Studies
  • Research Activities
  • Projects – Portfolios
  • Observation by a trained assessor in a simulated environment
  • Third party by workplace supervisor



The students will complete the institution based face to face class component in 20 weeks if meet the course entry requirements otherwise 26 weeks followed by compulsory vocational placement of 100 hours. Some students may take more time to complete the course. We suggest everyone complete the course within 12 months of enrollment.

It is expected that the program would be of less duration for students who have completed components that can be identified by the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), the Recognition of Current Competency, Credit Transfer, RPL for Overseas Equivalence


This qualification has a minimum of 100 hours of vocational placement. Hope Institute will assist you in arranging a suitable placement for you. Vocational placements involve observation tasks that will be conducted by an Institute Assessor.

Please note that in order to work in any federally funded aged care service facility (or NSW Health facility)in Australia; you will need to undergo a criminal record check.