This qualification addresses the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. Workers may be able to work independently within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans. Workers will carry out activities related to maintaining an individual’s wellbeing through personal care and /or other activities for living and may provide services to individuals with complex needs, and/or work with groups of older people.
Once qualified you are able to provide personal, holistic care to the elderly in various settings, which can encompass home and community care, residential aged care facilities, retirement villages and hospitals. This allows you to supervise and/or coordinate a limited number of other workers.
The Certificate IV in Aged Care will combine classroom training with on the job training by our highly qualified training staff. Students will be able to put into practice the skills that they have learnt in the classroom through placement at a registered aged care facility. Resources and equipment used to train students are to industry standards.
Course Name:Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CRICOS Duration:38 Weeks registered on CRICOS, including tuition and course breaks
Work placement:This course includes 120 hours placement in an Aged Care facility.
Course Delivery Location:Melbourne Campus (399 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000)
Brisbane Campus (41 Raff Street, Spring Hill QLD 4000)
Units of competency for the Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Coordinate services for older people
Implement interventions with older people at risk
Provide support to people living with dementia
Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
Meet personal support needs
Support independence and well being
Support relationships with carers and families
Work with diverse people
Manage legal and ethica compliance
Deliver care services using a palliative approach
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Recognise healthy body systems
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Show leadership in the workplace
Confirm physical health status
Administer and monitor medications
Job Roles (Possible Careers)
This qualification will enable you to work as a
Care team leader
Personal care assistant
Residential care worker
Community support worker
Study, Assessment Methods and Facilities
The Certificate IV in Ageing Support will combine classroom training with on the job training by our highly qualified training staff. Students will be able to put into practice skills that they have learnt in classroom through placement at a registered Aged Care Facility. Excursions to Aged Care facilities, Trainer demonstrations on specific areas of Aged Care and guest speakers will enhance the learning experience. Resources and equipment used to train Students will be to industry standards.
This course is delivered face-to-face, through a combination of tutorials and workshops. You will be assessed through written tests, assignments and work placements.