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  • Learning MethodOnline + Work Placement
  • IntakesStart anytime
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationMax 18 months

Course Overview

Accreditation: Nationally Recognised Qualification

Career Outcomes:

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Care Team Leader

If you are looking to start off in aged care or just looking to upskill, the Certificate IV in Ageing Support is the course for you. Develop all the skills and knowledge required to have a long-term career in aged care.

Subjects covered in this course include: facilitating the empowerment of older people, implementing interventions, and much more. See below for more information on the units covered.

There is a mandatory work placement requirement of a minimum of 120 hours for this course.

Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197) – a member of the Open Colleges Group. The testamur will be issued by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.

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Job Outcomes

  • Aged Care Carer
  • Aged Care Worker
  • Care Service Employee
  • Care Support Worker
  • Care Team Leader
  • Carer
  • Client Care Advisor
  • Community Care Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Worker

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

There are no mandated education entry requirements for this qualification, per the CHC Community Services Training Package.

Students must be 18 years of age to enroll in this course.

Please see the Course Guide for full details of the requirements for enrolment in the course.


Recognition of Prior Learning and/ or Credit Transfer may be available. Please enquire for more information.

Module 1: Meeting the needs of older people:

HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs

Module 2: Diversity and supporting independence and wellbeing

CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCCCS023 – Support independence and wellbeing

Module 3: Working safely

HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Module 4: Supporting people living with dementia

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

Module 5: Assisting clients with medication*
This module is applicable only if you are an existing worker in this field.

HLTHPS006 – Assist clients with medication*

Module 6: Facilitating responsible behaviour
This module is applicable only if you are a new entrant to this industry.

CHCCCS009 – Facilitate responsible behaviour

Module 7: Risk prevention and supporting older people legally and ethically

CHCAGE004 – Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCLEG003 – Manage legal and ethical compliance

Module 8: Individualised plans, relationships and physical health

CHCCCS006 – Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCCS025 – Support relationships with carers and families
HLTAAP002 – Confirm physical health status

Module 9: Administering and monitoring medications*
This module is applicable only if you are an existing worker in this field.

HLTHPS007 – Administer and monitor medications

Module 10: Providing loss and grief support
This module is applicable only if you are a new entrant to this industry.

CHCCCS017 – Provide loss and grief support

Module 11: Delivering care using a palliative approach

CHCPAL001 – Deliver care services using a palliative approach

Module 12: Coordinating, supporting, and facilitating services and networks for older people

CHCAGE003 – Coordinate services for older people
CHCADV001 – Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCPRP001 – Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships


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Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Open Colleges.

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.

About the Institution

Open Colleges (RTO 90796) is an Australian education market leader with over 125 years of experience. Now an online learning market leader, Open Colleges focuses on supporting individuals to learn at their own pace.