Certificate IV in Aged Care

If you are looking to enhance your career in aged care, cert 4 ageing support is the right choice for you. This course will help you hone your aged care skills to next higher level thus assuring you a rewarding career in health care and nursing industry. You may get opportunities to showcase your leadership skills and may a limited responsibility of the organization in supervisory roles. You will be working at an advanced and specialized level after learning the necessary skills within the legal and ethical standards of the health care industry.

You will be responsible for completing specialized tasks and functions of elderly care in home based or residential settings or in a community environment.Through this course, you will obtain the skills of facilitating individual service planning and delivery and supporting independence and wellbeing of clients. Cert iv ageing support course mandates completion of at least 120 hours of work placement in health service industry.


This particular qualification is regarding the work that is based in residential facilities in respective company guidelines and various service plans.

One needs to do the various activities associated with maintenance of the well-being of the person through individual are and other activities of living. The workers may facilitate services to the person who has got complicated requirements and work with groups of older people. The work may have active support and training in order to actively promote participation of the community and independence and that may be an integral aspect of the programs and activities in many settings that include the center based programs and also the residential programs.

The results of the graduates have been observed within the six months after completion of their training for Certificate IV in aged care.

In order to gain entry into the Certificate IV in aged care, a candidate must be known to be competent through a certified training program.

Mode of Study: Class/workshop based (15x workshops with additional activities such as readings, online lectures and other tasks completed on non-class days).

Class start dates: We have new group starting every month.

Government subsidised fees: Yes

Nationally recognised: Yes

Work placement: 3-4 Weeks, as required by government regulations in an aged care facility

Maximum enrolment period: 6 Months (extensions can be purchased)

How to enrol: Online enrolment form or printable enrolment form

Main entry requirements: Suitable English skills, reside in WA, suitable demeanour to work in aged care


Average fee for certificate IV in ageing support is not available

Duration for certificate iv in ageing support is 9 months


Please contact our admissions consultant ( (08) 6245 1212) to confirm fees.

Funding is available for eligible students

15 units are required for award of this qualification including:

10 core units
5 elective units

  • A wide range of elective units is available, including:
  • Group A WHS electives, of which one must be selected for this qualification
  • Group B electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
  • Other relevant electives as listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 3 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the TGA or other public listing
  • Core units
  • Provide services to older people with complex needs (Note pre-requisite CHCAC318B)
  • Facilitate support responsive to the specific nature of dementia
  • Implement interventions with older people at risk of falls
  • Advocate for clients
  • Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
  • Facilitate support for personal care needs
  • Facilitate individualised plans
  • Coordinate information systems
  • Facilitate links with other services
  • Supervise work
  • Group A WHS electives - one unit must be selected for this qualification
  • One of the following WHS units must be selected for for this qualification.
  • Contribute to OHS processes
  • Follow safety procedures for direct care work
The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice

All workers undertaking work in the aged care sector need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.

Group B electives - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:
• Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
• Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Other relevant electives

Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The following grouping of relevant electives is provided to facilitate selection and does not necessarily reflect workplace requirements. Electives may be selected from one or more groups. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

  • Client support
  • Collect technical data to support client health care plan (Note pre-requisite HLTAP301B)
  • Undertake case management for clients with complex needs
  • Use targeted communication skills to build relationships
  • Provide support and care relating to suicide bereavement
  • Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately
  • Provide support and care relating to loss and grief
  • Conduct individual assessment
  • Plan and provide advanced behaviour support
  • Facilitate groups for individual outcomes
  • Support client self management
  • Support positive lifestyle
  • Provide support to people with chronic disease
  • Recognise and respond to suspected abuse of vulnerable people
  • Support relationships with carers and families
  • Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively
  • Plan for and provide care services using a palliative approach
  • Confirm physical health status
  • Medication and health professional support
  • Assist clients with medication (Note pre-requisite HLTAP301B)
  • Administer and monitor medications (Note pre-requisites CHCCS305C, HLTAP301B)
  • Support health professional
  • Apply first aid
  • Apply advanced first aid (Note pre-requisite HLTFA311A)
  • Working with people with disabilities
  • Work effectively with people with a disability
  • Support people with disabilities who are ageing
  • Facilitate skills development and maintenance
  • Provide services to people with disabilities with complex needs
  • Facilitate community participation and inclusion
  • Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
  • Working with people with mental health issues
  • Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes
  • Work with people with mental health issues
  • Working with people with alcohol and other drug issues
  • Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector
  • Leisure and health
  • Work effectively in the leisure and health industry
  • Undertake leisure and health programming
  • Plan, implement and monitor leisure and health programs
  • Information and technology
  • Process and maintain workplace information
  • Use business technology
  • Comply with information requirements of the aged care and community care sectors
  • Meet statutory and organisation information requirements
  • Team coordination and supervision
  • Show leadership in the workplace
  • Establish effective workplace relationships
  • Use targeted communication skills to build relationships
  • Facilitate adult learning and development
  • Maintain an effective community sector work environment
  • Maintain quality service delivery
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Organisational support
  • Undertake administrative work
  • Participate in networks
  • Outreach work
  • Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • Undertake outreach work
  • Oral health
  • Use basic oral health screening tools
  • Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health
  • Support and encourage clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care
  • Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues
  • Provide or assist with oral hygiene
  • Apply and manage use of basic oral health products
By pursuing cert 4 ageing support, you will be eligible to take up any of the below roles:
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Assistant Hostel Supervisor
  • Care Team Leader
  • Carer
  • Day Activity Worker
  • Support Worker (Community Services)
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