Certificate IV in Ageing Support


Certificate IV in Ageing Support suits those already working in the community or a residential aged care setting who wish to advance their skills and qualifications. This course teaches both academic and practical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to further your career within the aged care sector.

Upon successful completion of all course requirements of Certificate IV in Ageing Support, students receive a nationally recognised Certificate IV in Ageing Support. Graduates may be suited to leadership roles within the aged care industry and be qualified to administer medication. Job titles they may qualify for include roles like aged or disabled carer, aged supervisor and home and community carer or home and community supervisor.

The course is made up of 18 units, of which 15 are mandatory units and three are elective units. These can be taken at our campus in Granville in the classroom over 34 weeks, or as a distance or mixed mode learning course over 12 months or as a traineeship over 18 to 24 months.

h&h Accredited Training offers weekday and weekend classroom study options. Smart & Skilled funding is available for eligible students, which is subsidised by the NSW Government for students who qualify. Our college is committed to supporting our students success and also offers easy weekly or fortnightly payment plans if you are not eligible for government funding.

Some students may qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer.

  • Facilitating the interests, rights and empowerment of clients
  • Coordinating services for aged people and clients
  • Implementing interventions with older clients at risk
  • Providing support to people living with dementia
  • Supporting relationships with carers and families
  • Managing legal and ethical compliance
  • Delivering care services using a palliative approach
  • Following safe work practices for direct client care
  • Implementing falls prevention strategies
  • Mandatory 120 hours work placement
  • Administering and monitoring medication

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“With very professional, friendly staff, I would recommend this college to anyone needing an aged care course. Thanks for providing the important material that I needed to complete the course.”

Sandra Elliot

Former student, Certificate IV in Ageing Support, CHC43015

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