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Certificate IV in Ageing Support


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.

Course Duration

48 Weeks including 12 weeks holiday

Pathways from the qualification

Education pathways exist depending on the college/university, courses include:

• Diploma of Nursing
• Diploma of Community Services
• Bachelor of Nursing

Job Roles

Job roles and titles may vary across the community services sector including:

• Aged care activity worker
• Care service team leader
• Care supervisor
• Disability officer
• Disability support worker
• Accommodation support worker

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification however it is recommended that individuals should:

• be 18 years or older;
• have completed Year 12 or its equivalent with suitable English language skills. International Students are also required to have an English ability at the IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
• A working with children check and National Police check is required for work placement and for gaining employment. This should be done during orientation so that approval is provided prior to the first industry placement

Course Structure

This qualification is made up of 13 units of competency -7 core units and 6 electives

CHCADV001 Facilitate the interest and rights of clients

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk

CHCAGE003 Coordinate service for older people

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 relationship with carers and families

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

CHCPAL001 Deliver care service 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

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