Certificate IV in Ageing Support Course Code: CHC43015

Certificate IV in Ageing Support Course Code: CHC43015

Get the qualifications and skills you need to become an aged care worker

Want to work in ageing support? You’re in the right place. We’ll help you get qualified for a job in one of Australia’s fastest growing and most in-demand sectors.

Our Certificate IV in Ageing Support will equip you with skills in planning, creating, and setting up services for older people. And with access to qualified and experienced course trainers and practical placement, you’ll be able to put your skills into practice right away. After you graduate, you’ll be qualified to apply for a variety of roles, including support worker, personal care assistant, care supervisor, and more.

Australia needs more qualified aged care workers, especially at the supervisor level. Study the Cert IV in Ageing Support with Field and you’ll be ready to work in a fast-growing industry with in-demand skills.

Get job ready in months

Get job-ready in 44 weeks*

This course qualifies you to apply for jobs in aged care in just 44 weeks*.

Hands on experience

Hands-on experience

120 hours of on-the-job training means you get highly sought after, real-life skills before you graduate.

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally recognised training

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Course code
Nationally recognised
44 weeks*
Study load
  • Camberwell
  • West Footscray
  • Geelong
Next intake
Now taking enrolments
  • In-person
  • Practical placement
Practical placement
120 hours (we'll help you get this sorted)

Why study Cert IV in Ageing Support with Field?

  • We understand the industry – we’ll equip you with in-demand skills for the aged care and support industry (it’s what we know and do best)
  • We offer flexible training options – with multiple locations, you can design a training plan that fits with your family and work commitments
  • You’ll get complementary training – this course gives you access to First Aid, CPR, Manual Handling, and Infection Control training at no extra cost
  • You’ll get skills for life – and the confidence to deliver support and care that meets your clients’ and employer’s expectations
  • You’ll get job ready – 55% of our students are offered employment or are employed before they even get their certificate (source: 2017 Field student statistics)

When you finish your training, you’re going to be in demand! With your new skills, here are some of the job opportunities open to you.

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Aged care facility manager
  • Assistant hostel supervisor
  • Care service team leader
  • Care supervisor
  • Care team leader
  • Community program coordinator
  • Day activity worker
  • Hostel supervisor
  • PCA (Personal care assistant)
  • Personal care worker
  • Program coordinator – social programs
  • Residential care officer
  • Support worker
  • Volunteer coordinator

Certificate IV in Ageing Support includes a total of 18 units (including 15 core and 3 electives).

Core units

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 wellbeing
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

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and inclusion

Our course fees vary depending on your circumstances at the time of enrolment. You may be eligible for government funding. Payment plans are also available.

Please call us on 1300 360 185 to confirm whether you’re eligible for funding.

Type Tuition Fees* Material Fees**
Government funded  $153 $315
Concession*** $30.60 $315
Full fee $5130 $315

Remember these aren’t your final fees. When you enrol, your fees will be calculated individually. Other fees may also apply (for example, if you need your certificate printed or mailed, or if you need to reschedule training or assessment). For more information on fees, funding, refunds, and more, head to our Student Info page.

* The student tuition fees published here are subject to change based on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Please consider these fees an indication of what you can expect to pay.

** Material fees are an additional cost on top of your tuition fees. They may change, depending on individual circumstances.

*** Government funded concession.

There are no prerequisites for enrolling in this course. But you will need basic language and literacy skills. We’ll do an LLN (Language literacy and numeracy) assessment to make sure you can read instructions and write basic reports.

Before you start your practical placement, you’ll also need a clear and current Police Check (within 1 year of issue) and a Working with Children Check (WWCC). Don’t worry, we’ll help you get these sorted.

We deliver the Certificate IV in Ageing Support with a combination of in-classroom teaching from experienced trainers, and practical placement to help you put your skills into practice. As a result, you’ll graduate with the qualification and skills you need to start work right away.

*Duration is indicative only and may vary dependent on individual circumstances.

This course includes at least 120 hours of practical placement. After you enrol, we’ll help you find and secure suitable practical placement.

You’ll be assessed on competency using a range of measures, which may include:

  • Demonstrations (for example, role playing, simulations, scenario, face to face or on-the-job observation)
  • Supplementary evidence (for example, signed letters, references, or log books from your supervisor)
  • Multiple choice questions (includes multiple choice, true/false and tick a box questions)
  • Written assessments (includes short answer questions, case studies, reports and projects)
  • Oral discussions and interviews with your trainer (either on the phone or face-to-face)

If you can provide evidence of relevant experience working in the industry or you’ve completed some of the units previously, you may be able to get credit or RPL towards this qualification. This might accelerate your qualification and reduce your fee. You can ask us about RPL or credit transfer when you enrol.

Your trainers are industry experts and still work in the industry. This means that you get up-to-date training and expertise that’s relevant right now. You can expect your trainers to be professional, friendly, and supportive.

Although this qualification will equip you for a range of jobs, you don’t have to stop here. After you graduate, you can choose to continue your study and grow your skills with:

  • Diploma of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing

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