Certificate IV in Ageing Support

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based
environment. 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.

Course Duration / Work Placement

Course duration: 52 weeks

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must complete 120 hours of work placement (1 day per week) to perform the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Employment opportunities

Job roles and titles vary in different industry sectors. Possible job opportunities relevant to this qualification include:

  • Aged Care Activity Worker
  • Care Service Team Leader
  • Care Supervisor (Ageing)
  • Support worker
  • Personal care worker

Course Information

Entry Requirements

Students must be 18 years of age or over, completed Year 10 or equivalent and are required to provide evidence demonstrating English Language competence by any of the following:

  • Completing our Language Literacy &
    Numeracy test;
  • Providing evidence of English Language Skills test (IELTS 5 or above);
  • Satisfactorily complete a pre training interview to determine academic suitability
    for the course.
Delivery Mode

Face-to-face classroom workshop. Minimum 20 hours per week

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Course Outline

Units of competency: Core units: 15 | Elective units: 3

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCCCS021 Respond to suspected abuse
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medications

Licensing / Regulatory Requirements

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification. All students will be required to have a working with vulnerable people and police check before commencing placement

Work Placement

Students who undertake work placement as a requirement for this course must indicate their preference of the following St Basil’s Homes’ locations: Lakemba, Miranda, Randwick, Annandale, Kogarah, Kensington

How to Enrol

You can submit your enrolment application any time at: or call Student Support on (+61) 2 9572 3555.

If your application is successful, we will send you a Letter of Offer, including all the enrolment conditions. When you accept it and return a signed copy, we will secure your place in this course.

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