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