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Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
On Campus
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Course Duration:
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
14/07/2024 Morwell Monday, Tuesday 9:00am-3:30pm

About this course

Enhance your career caring for clients in the aged care community.
Ideal for people working in the aged care industry who are looking to upskill, this course, created in consultation with the industry, will offer increased career opportunities in aged and community care.
You’ll learn to care for the interests, rights and empowerment of your clients and gain knowledge and experience in providing support to older people with complex needs and working with groups of older people.

Learn how to provide effective, person-centred care to people in aged services – either in residential, home or community-based environments – with a Certificate IV in Ageing Support.
This qualification will help further your skill set to work in a more senior role as a team leader or a supervisor in an aged care facility or with a respite/community organisation.
You’ll learn how to create an empowering environment and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.

Career Opportunities

Job roles or employment may include but is not limited to work in aged care facilities, home and community care environments and hospice facilities.

Opportunities for Further Study

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
Certificate IV Leisure and Health
Certificate IV in Disability
Diploma of Nursing

Skills or Knowledge gained

In addition to addressing personal support needs, students undertaking a program gain knowledge and skills in legal and ethical compliance, coordinating services, facilitating individual service planning and delivery, and performing specialised tasks and functions. Students in aged care services will be well-prepared to provide comprehensive and person-centred care to older individuals, promoting their well-being and enhancing their quality of life.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: Yes

Mandatory entry requirements:

Applicants under the age of 18 are encouraged to apply for upcoming intakes, however you must be 18 years of age at course commencement or have turned 18 years of age by 30 April 2024.
Provide Police Check in each year of placement (without disclosures)
Provide Working with Children’s Check (without disclosures)
Flu vaccination in current year of placement maybe required
COVID vaccination - triple dose (Exemptions will not apply)
# NDIS worker screening check might be required for placement
Must be able to attend class as per the timetable
Complete 120 hours placement as arranged by TAFE Gippsland unless under a traineeship model
Prospective student to complete online application form
Minimum ACSF level 3 in all levels

Recommended entry Requirements:

Moderate computer skills
Licence to travel to placement
The ability to stand with only short breaks for the duration of 8 hour period.
The ability to walk for extended periods as required for a clinical placement shift,
Maintain concentration levels in order to complete practical tasks and care at the high level required including for multiple residents per shift.
Complete multiple physical and mental tasks over the period of a shift with the stamina to provide safe care.
The ability to lift safety at least 20kg of weight.
Stable physical mobility in order to transfer and aid a client with walking.
The ability to assist clients /consumers to move from lying to sitting or to standing all while completing some weight bearing activities.

Limitations to course Entry:

Must be physically fit as the job role requires manual handling using industry equipment and 8 hour shifts on placement where the role involves physical work and long periods of standing. Refer to inherent requirements for this course

Minimum Industry Requirement

  • Working with children check
  • Police check

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Ageing Support.

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: Yes

120 hours of placement

Placement to be arranged by: Institute

Further Information - 2024


Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $750.00 $3,750.00 $15,000.00
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $117.00 $117.00 $117.00
Total $867.00 $3,867.00 $15,117.00
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with fees

Sample course 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
CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
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
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
HLTHPS007 Administer and monitor medications
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.