Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Course Duration
12 months
Delivery Mode
Blended Face-to-face week in a classroom-based training and and structured online study
Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

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.

Fees and charges

Tuition Fee: 10,000
Enrolment Fee: 250
  Materials Fee: 400
Special 20% off for Onshore Students: 8,000


Redfern, Parramatta


120 hours


Career Pathway

This qualification may provide entry into employment in the following or related roles:
Community Program Coordinator
Residential Care Worker
Support Worker (Community Services)
Care supervisor
Accommodation Support Worker
Personal care worker
Personal care giver
Assistant Hostel Supervisor
Personal care assistant
Residential care officer
Day Activity Worker
Care Team Leader

Further Study

Students who successfully complete this qualification may progress onto Diploma of Mental Health or higher education

Learning Outcomes

Behavior management techniques
Assessment and Monitoring
Managing Complex Needs
Reflective practice and ongoing professional development

Delivery Mode

Blended Face-to-face week in a classroom-based training and and structured online study


There are no pre-requisite for this qualification.

Entry requirements

Be over the age of 18
Demonstrate good command of written and spoken English
Verified evidence of IELTS Level 5.5 overall (or equivalent). Other English language tests such as PTE (score 42) and TOEFL (score 46) can be accepted.
Have completed a Higher School Certificate (HSC)/Australian Year 12/ Certificate IV or above qualification/ equivalent work experience.

Additionally, all applicants are required to:

Complete Pre-Enrollment Interview – to assess suitability to undertake the course
Complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) assessment – a diagnostic process to identify if prospective student requires LLN support.

((Note: Any AQF qualification at the Certificate IV level or above in a relevant discipline area delivered and assessed in English only will be deemed as meeting both the academic and English language entry requirement)

Key Skills Developed

Advocacy skills
Risk assessment
Crisis management
Resource management *Personal care

Assessment Methods

Knowledge test
Practical Demonstrations
Case study Role-Play
Group learning

Units of CompetencyCore/Elective
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clientsCore
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older peopleCore
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older peopleCore
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at riskCore
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementiaCore
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and deliveryCore
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needsCore
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeingCore
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and familiesCore
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse peopleCore
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical complianceCore
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approachCore
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnershipsCore
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systemsCore
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client careCore
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safetyElective
HLTAID011 Provide First AidElective
HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitationElective