International Course Info

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

  • National Code: CHC43015
  • CRICOS Code: 090192G

This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services, either residential, home or community based environments and is designed for people who work or who wish to work in aged care work within a residential facility or have prior experience in aged care work who want to develop their knowledge and skills in this area.

When you finish this course you will be able to work independently and undertake team leadership within aged care residential and centre-based services. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.

Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quality and quantity of outputs of others within limited parameters.

This qualification requires students to be able to physically support older adults which will include tasks such as lifting, bathing, dressing, showering, toileting, facilitating movement etc. HLTAID003 Provide first aid is included as an elective unit. Successful completion of this unit will require the learner to be able to perform CPR on the floor.

Work Placement Requirements:

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed a minimum of 248 hours of work placement to ensure you receive the required level of skills and knowledge reflective of the complexity of this course. Students will be expected to successfully undertake 240 hours work placement plus additional 8 hours work placement orientation over 6 x 40 hour weeks. (3 weeks per semester)

Students will be required to complete a current National Police Check prior to commencement of the work placement components

You should be aware that to complete the clinical placement hours in a public or private hospital, aged care facility or medical facility which is part of this course, you may need to undergo occupational screening and be vaccinated against infectious diseases. Your teachers will give you further advice.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Subject area: Aged Care

Course code:
Course fee:
1 Year


  • Academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or English Language Programs (Beginner to Advanced) at TAFE NSW or equivalent
  • If English is your primary language and you have attended and satisfactorily completed at least three years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries, including at least one year between years 7 and 12. (Recognised countries are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA)
  • OR Completion of two years of secondary, vocational or tertiary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries above
  • OR achievement of PTE Academic: minimum overall score of 42 and a minimum score of 42 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking)
  • OR achievement of a minimum pass at 'C' level in each of the four components (reading, writing, listening and speaking)of the Occupational English Test (OET) OR Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English scale of 162.
  • It is recommended that participants would be best equipped to achieve the course outcomes if they have a literacy and numeracy (LLN) of at least a level 3, additionally should the student not be from a technology rich environment their pre assessment should also include a digital literacy component to ensure if there is a gap it is identified early.


FOR 2020

Bankstown Total course fee: A$12,430 Enrol: Feb
Kingswood Total course fee: A$12,430 Enrol: Feb
Meadowbank Total course fee: A$12,430 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Ultimo Total course fee: A$12,430 Enrol: Feb , Jul

FOR 2021

Meadowbank Total course fee: A$12,430 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Ultimo Total course fee: A$12,430 Enrol: Feb


To receive the Certificate IV in Ageing Support students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit.





Course fees and duration can vary based on the Institute you want to study at, the entry requirements for the course, and the year you will begin study.

Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


The employment pathways to students who complete this Specialist Stream or industry identified stream include Community Program Coordinator, Accommodation Support worker, Residential Care worker, Day Activity worker, Personal Care giver, Personal Care worker.