Certificate IV in Ageing Support

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Course Description

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support enables you to empower and encourage seniors and older individuals in the community, to live more productive and satisfying lives associated with positive ageing. The valuable skills and knowledge you will obtain from this course, will enhance your career in caring for clients in their own homes or in aged care facilities. This qualification is ideal for existing workers in the aged care industry who are looking at upskilling.

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this course; however, it is recommended that learners:

  • are at least 18 Years old
  • have sound language and literacy skills
  • must be employed in a regulated aged, disability or community centre
  • must be able to obtain a federal police check
Possible Career Outcomes:
  • Community Program Coordinator
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Support Worker (Community Services)
  • Care Supervisor
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Day Activity Worker
Course Delivery Structure:

Delivery Method:

  • Classroom Delivery
  • Workplace Delivery
  • Online Delivery

If you believe you already have the skills and experience and you would like to formalise it, you can apply to be considered for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Please contact us for more information.


The duration of the course will depend on your unique situation. The typical duration is 5-7 months.

You will have a total of 12 months to complete the course from the date of commencement.

You must be employed as a support worker at the time of commencing your course.

Course Structure:

UNITS OF COMPETENCIES – 18 Units to be completed

No Unit Code and Name
1 CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
2 CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
3 CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
4 CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
5 CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
6 CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
7 CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
8 CHCCCS023* Support independence and wellbeing*
9 CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
10 CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
11 CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
12 CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
13 CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
14 HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
15 HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
No Unit Code and Name
1 CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
2 CHCCCS017Provide loss and grief support
3 CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Fee Structure:

Queensland Government Subsidised Students:

All Queensland government subsidised students are required to pay a co-contribution fee. Our co-contribution fees are as following:

Concessional Fee (if you’re getting centrelink benefits)

$15 per unit of competency. Total of $270 for 18 units.

Non-concessional Fee

$20 per unit of competency. Total of $360 for 18 units.

No payment for credit transfers.

Fee Paying Applicants:

$2700 ($150 per Unit)

$160 (Admin fee – Non-refundable once course starts)

Total: $2860

Please note:

  • Sage Education Australia will not accept fees in excess of $1500.
  • No fee associated with Credit Transfers
  • Required book purchase: The Disability Support Worker by Geoff Arnott

All Aged and Disabled Carers

  • $1,265 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment
  • 175,800 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 33% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 80% female Gender Share

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a government subsidy?

Yes, you can. We currently deliver this course under the Higher Level Skills Program funded by the Queensland government.

To be eligible, you must be employed in the industry and you must have a Certificate III in Individual Support or equivalent course.

Who will organise my vocational placement?

If you’re not employed in the relevant industry, we will organise your vocational placement. However, if you’re already employed in the relevant industry then you may not need to complete the vocational placement. We will assess your circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Do you guarantee a job?

No, we do not guarantee a job. However, there is a huge demand for workers in this industry and it is likely that you will secure employment.

How long does it take to complete this course?

The total duration of this course is 16 weeks. However, the duration may change based on your employment status.

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