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Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Certificate IV in Ageing Support is designed to provide you with the skills required to work as a qualified aged care worker. The course instils the right skills and safe work practices to work in aged care residential facilities. These academic skills as well as practical skills provides a foundation for future employment opportunities within the aged care sector.

Throughout the aged care course, you learn about handling and taking care of elderly clients in different environments. After completion of the course you become one of the most sought manpower in the aged care facilities.

The course on aged care training (Certificate IV in Ageing Support) enables you to work for elderly people in the community. This includes providing effective support, communication, behavior management, industry information requirements, safety procedures and cultural sensitivity.

With the Certificate IV in Ageing Support, we prepare you to join the rewarding career in ever-growing aged care Industry. As an aged care worker, you will comfort and make lives better for elderly individuals.

Course Cost

Tuition Fee

Course CRICOS Code


Course Duration

52 weeks

Course Key Information

Delivery Method:

Face to face at Level 5, 85 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 (Melbourne Campus) and Office 101, 30 Cowper Street, PARRAMATTA, NSW 2150 (Sydney Campus)

Education Pathways:

Potential employment options are in a range of community services and ageing support roles.

Students who complete Certificate IV in Ageing Support may wish to continue their education into CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services or a range of other community services qualifications.

Career Outcomes:

After successful completion of the CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support you can join community services and ageing support roles in aged care Industry on various roles but not limited to:

  • 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
  • Aged Care Team Leader
  • Aged Care Carer
  • Aged Care Worker
  • Care Service Employee
  • Care Support Worker
  • Carer
  • Client Care Advisor
  • Community Care Worker
Course Duration:

This qualification will be delivered over 52 weeks, including 40 weeks of training and assessment spread over 4 terms of 10 weeks each and 12 weeks of holidays.

The qualification requires that a work placement of 120 hours will be completed.

Pre-requisites:There are no pre-requisites for Certificate IV in Ageing Support or any of the units of competency contained within it.
Admission Requirements:

Ridge International College has the following entry requirements for eligible students:
For enrolment into the course International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed the equivalent of Year 12.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 6.0 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
    • Successful completion of an English Placement Test

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 6.0.

Other Costs:

Material/Resource  Fee: $550
Application Fee : $200


Course Structure for Certificate IV in Ageing Support

To complete a Certificate IV in Ageing Support, you will need to complete 15 core units and 3 elective units. These course units are selected in accordance with the packaging rules and are relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and qualification level.

Core Units:

Unit codeUnit Name
CHCADV001Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE003Coordinate services for older people
CHCAGE004Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS006Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS023Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and families
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCPRP001Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care


Electives Units:

CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community service
HLTWHS003Maintain Work health and Safety
HLTAID011Provide first aid
Certificate IV in Ageing Support at Ridge International College

Delivery Arrangements

A face-to-face training and workplace mode are employed for this qualification. All classroom- based training will take place at the Ridge International’s training facilities.

Units of competency are delivered individually.

Students will be provided with learning and assessment materials that they will use to develop their knowledge and understanding. All students will be provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help them achieve competency.

Students can also be supported outside of face to face through e-mail and telephone contact with their trainer. Students are provided with their trainer’s contact details at their orientation. Students are encouraged to contact their trainer at any time and trainers will liaise with students regarding their progress and provide advice as required, including any relevant course content and concepts, learning opportunities, assessment requirements, feedback on assessments and any issues the student is experiencing.

Ridge International College uses a range of techniques during face-to-face delivery including trainer presentations and demonstrations, individual tasks, case studies, research, role plays, practical demonstrations, and group work. The context of the simulated workplace environment will be incorporated into delivery methodologies and students will complete tasks to appropriate workplace standards.

Delivery methodologies employ terminology, equipment, resources, materials, contexts, practices, and activities associated with the business (or related) role in the workplace.


Students need to attend 20 hours of classroom training per week and homework is expected to be approximately 5 hours a week.

Students are assessed through a variety of methods, including projects incorporating role-plays, case studies, observations, and short answer questions. Assessment Conditions will ensure that a simulated workplace environment is provided for classroom-based assessments.

Assessment will occur through a variety of methods, including projects incorporating role-plays, case studies, observations, and short answer questions.

Assessment conditions will ensure a simulated workplace environment for classroom-based assessment.

Assessment methods:

  • Knowledge questions
  • Projects
  • Portfolio
  • Observations
  • Work Placement
  • Simulations
  • Presentation
  • Supervisor report

Assessment tasks:

  • Reflect real life work tasks.
  • Are required to be performed within industry standard timeframes as specified by assessors in relation to each task.
  • Are assessed using assessment criteria that relate to the quality of work expected by the industry.
  • Are performed to industry safety requirements as relevant.
  • Utilise authentic workplace documentation.
  • Require students to work with others as part of a team.
  • Require students to plan and prioritise competing work tasks.
  • Involve the use of standard, workplace equipment such as computers and software.
  • Ensure that students are required to consider workplace constraints such as time and budgets.
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RPL/Credit Transfer

Students can apply for recognition of prior learning, and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life, you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments, and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.

You can also apply for course credit if you have completed the same unit previously. To apply for RPL or credit transfer indicate your preference in the application form or speak to our staff at the time of enrolment. Refer to RPL/Credit Transfer policy for details.