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Certificate IV in Ageing Support

  • National Course Code: CHC43015
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC43015-01V02-21WWY-040

Location – West Wyalong

Study Type

PTD Connected

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

25 Hours per week


36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Ageing Support will enable you make a difference in the lives of others and lead from the front as an aged care team leader. Gain a deep working knowledge of aged care, uncover your personal leadership style and get on-the-job experience in this high demand area.


Through a mix of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Provide person centred care and strengths based practice
  • Advocate for the interests and rights of your clients
  • Coordinate services and interventions
  • Deliver care services to palliative clients and clients with dementia
  • Lead teams of staff


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Empathy and patience
  • Great organisation and time management
  • Ability to effectively manage and resolve conflict


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • A pathway to a rewarding career or further study

Career opportunities:

  • Aged care team leader
  • Home care support worker
  • Community care worker
  • Aged care worker
  • Home care planner
  • Direct care worker


Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Nursing
  • Diploma of Community Services
  • Diploma of Mental Health

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.


TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate IV in Aging Support as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the aged care industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.


During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements to complete your course work.

You need to meet the following requirements to be able to undertake work placement. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • Australian National Police Record Check
  • Working with Children Check (WWCC) depending on your work placement
  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires


Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.

During your course you will attend a one-day workplace orientation, and complete one of the following levels of mandatory work placement hours:

  • 120 hours (15 days) of work placement - if you are already working in the industry
  • 240 hours (30 days) of work placement - if you are new to the industry

Depending on your mode of study, TAFE NSW will either arrange your work placement for you or support you to find one.


To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An interest in working with people
  • The ability to work independently
  • Empathy and patience
  • Good organisation and time management skills
  • A reasonable level of fitness and flexibility to carry out first aid and manual handling

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, students will need:

  • A competent level of literacy and English language skills (level 3 on screening during week one).
  • A computer with internet as assessments are completed online.
  • A beginning level of employability and life skills that will enable them to safely care for elderly people in a busy environment, on course completion.
  • To be responsible for providing appropriate clothing for work placement: white polo shirt, black/navy pants and black/navy enclosed shoes with non-slip soles and a fob watch.
  • To be responsible for any travel costs to complete on the job learning activities, work placement and field trips. Campus workplacement is held ONLY at held only at Wagga/Albury/Wollongong/Shellharbour/Queanbeyan/Moss Vale/Nowra.

Work placement is a requirement of this course. You will need to complete:

  • 120 hrs of supervised workplace experience, in a residential aged care environment. Teachers will organise student work placement and match students to relevant organisations . Depending on the type of organisation, some or all of the following advice will be required BEFORE commencement of work placement:

  • Satisfactory completion of a National Criminal Record (police) Check.

  • Secure a seasonal flu shot, with documentation of the batch number, and possibly a Covid vaccine, dependent on Government guidelines.

  • Some facilities require students to have a Working With Children Check.

Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.


This is a part time day connected course. You will need to attend approximately 4 hours of class via connected learning over 1 day per week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 21 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Self-study, revision, reading, library/learning hub.

There are 120 hours of required work placement required to be competent in this qualification. This work placement has been pre-scheduled as part of this course. Learners will attend 4 hours of online classes weekly and 10 x 5 hour workshops throughout the course.


This course offering is designed for people who are interested in caring for older people in an aged care facility. The delivery involves face to face teaching by qualified educators who will prepare you for a career in the aged care industry. Assessments are completed online, on placement, and in the practical teaching labs.

This course is offered by Connected Classroom.  This is just like a regular classroom, but teachers and students use the latest video conferencing technologies.

Your teacher can be in one TAFE location, and you can join the class from another TAFE location using video conferencing equipment or a mobile device. You can also join in from a venue in a participating regional community. You will be able to see and talk to your teacher and other students as though they were in the room with you. You will also have access to support to meet your learning needs.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This is a Connected Learning course. This means you will join your teacher and other students in a virtual classroom and will participate in learning activities via video or web conferencing technology. Depending on the course, you may be able to join the class from your local TAFE NSW campus, or from anywhere with a good internet connection, such as your home. Much like a regular class, you will have scheduled times of attendance. The specific attendance requirements for this course are below.

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday 10.00am to 2.30pm via connected learning and regular face-to-face workshops on Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


This course requires access to a core textbook which can be purchased online "Individual Support in Australia" online at Alternatively, this textbook can be accessed through the TAFE library subject to availability.


Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of 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
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
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
Elective Units
Number Title
CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
CHCCCS021 Respond to suspected abuse
HLTHPS007 Administer and monitor medications

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

West Wyalong
86 Wootten Street, West Wyalong
Phone 131 601

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