Certificate IV in
Ageing Support (092052D)

Course Description

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. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency description.

Course Entry Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Satisfactorily completed Year 12 or equivalent
  • Be able to read and comprehend course requirements
  • Have an intermediate understanding of computers and the internet to assist with
  • conducting research and complete assessments


Duration 26 weeks including holidays and 120 hours of work placement
AQF Level 4
Course Delivery Face-to-Face

Areas of Study

  • Healthcare Management

Work Placement

All students undertaking this qualification are required to undertake work placement as part of this qualification. Work placement provides the student the opportunity to put into practice the skills learning in the classroom. Prior to undertaking work placement all student must undertake a Working with Children’s Check and must have this in place at the commencement of work placement.

Students may also be required to undertake a National Police check depending upon the organisation’s individual requirements where they are undertaking the work placement. Additional information on work placement and work placement requirements are outlined at student orientation.

Work Placement Requirement

Immunization Form, National Police Check (less then 12 months old), Working with Children

Core units

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

Elective units

HLTAID011 Provide first aid
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

Career opportunities

Possible career opportunities relevant to this qualification include:

  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Aged Care Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Assisting in Nursing
  • In-home Respite Worker

Pathways for Further Education

This qualification provides a pathway for students to continue their studies and enhance their skills through CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

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