Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Do you want to take the next step as a support worker and specialise in Ageing Services?

Care Supervisors are employed in residential facilities where they undertake work related tasks to maintain an individual’s wellbeing through personal care and/or other activities of living. They may also provide services to individuals with complex needs, and/or work with groups of older people. Work includes supervising others and may include training and support to promote independence and community participation, which may be provided as part of activities and programs in a variety of settings including residential and centre-based programs.

This course qualifies support workers to supervise a group of older people and manage/ coordinate a number of support workers in a team leader role.

This qualification includes:

  • Helping to promote independence and community participation for the elderly
  • Completing specialised tasks in residential or community based environments

Employment opportunities with this qualification are:

  • Care Supervisor/Team Leader
  • Community Program Coordinator
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Residential Care Officer

What will you achieve from completing this course?

  • A nationally recognised CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • Skills and knowledge required to support, develop, facilitate and review individualised plans
  • Skills to apply and follow legislative requirements in the care industry
  • Skills to supervise and/or coordinate a number of aged care workers in a team leader role

What you need to know about this course:

  • New students are expected to attend a mandatory college orientation before course commencement. Orientation times and dates will be advised after enrolment.
  • Classes commence at the beginning of week 1 of each school term
  • Students will be accepted into the class throughout the term
  • You will need to plan for approximately 5-8 hours a week at home to complete assessment tasks
  • There is no training during school holidays
  • Private Facebook groups are used to share resources and learning
  • Resources are provided by SGSCC
  • Student lounge available
  • WiFi is available

What resources do you need to study from home?

  • A computer with internet access
  • Email access
  • Facebook account

Course entry requirements:

  • There are no formal educational requirements for entry into this course
  • You are not required to have a Certificate II or Certificate III level qualification to enter this course
  • Students must be working in the industry to enrol in this course as it requires workplace assessment to be conducted
  • Recognition for units of competency may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences
  • Current National Police Check (arranged through SGSCC)
  • Complete an SGSCC English language, literacy and numeracy assessment to determine that the student has sufficient skills to successfully complete the course
  • Access to computer/internet
  • Facebook account for private class communication and access to learning resources (assistance creating an account can be arranged through SGSCC)
  • Note taking materials
  • Unique Student Identifier (can be arranged through SGSCC)

Do you need to complete any work placement hours?

  • Yes, you need to complete 120 hours (15 days) in a care service facility, such as aged care home or home and community service.
  • SGSCC also offers a simulated learning environment.
  • Before commencing work placement, you will be required to obtain a current national criminal record check to allow you to work in a care service facility. SGSCC will assist you with this application process.

Will you need to sit for any exams?

  • No. This is a competency-based course
  • Tell us, then show us you understand and are able to implement the learning you have received
  • You will be required to competently complete assessment tasks for all 18 units of learning

Assessments are made up by a range of:

  • Case studies
  • Demonstration
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Presentation
  • Questions & answers
  • Research report

To be deemed competent:

  • You will receive clear assessment instructions
  • You must complete all assessments to a satisfactory standard as set by your trainer
  • These are assessed by your trainer
  • Opportunities will be provided for trainers to support students and to resubmit their assessments if required

When you have completed and been deemed competent you can:

  • Progress with SGSCC to the CHC42015 Certificate IV in Commmunity Services or CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.

Fee and Payment options:

  • $2,320 (maximum Smart and Skilled student fee)
  • $4,000 (fee for those who are ineligible for Smart and Skilled)
  • Pay in full or interest-free monthly payment plan available
  • By Cash, EFTPOS, Visa or MasterCard

Delivery Overview:

  • Duration: 4 term course
  • Days: Mondays & Tuesdays 9am-4.30pm
  • Units of Learning: 18
  • Requirements: 15 days of work placement at the end of the course
  • Monthly Intake: Yes

Time for you to enrol:

  • The WorkSkills team are available to take your enquiry or enrolment on 02 8543 7412 during business hours
  • At the Jannali Office Reception (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm)

Eligibility for Subsided Training under the Smart & Skilled Training Program:

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart & Skilled Training Program. To be eligible you must be

  • an Australian Citizen/Perm Resident/NZ citizen/humanitarian visa holder
  • aged 15 years or older, and
  • live or work in New South Wales, and
  • no longer be at school or equivalent

See Smart & Skilled page for further information.

Eligibility for “Skilling for Recovery” - Fee-Free nationally accredited training:

Skilling for Recovery is a NSW Government initiative to deliver JobTrainer funding in NSW. It provides free certificate, diploma and short course training to eligible applicants. If you meet the Smart & Skilled Program eligibility above and one of the following you could complete this course fee free:

  • Unemployed (with or without a benefit); or
  • At risk of unemployment; or
  • 17-24 years old (employed or not)

See Skilling for Recovery page for further information.

Time for you to enrol:

  • The WorkSkills team are available to take your enquiry or enrolment on 02 8543 7412 during business hours
  • At the Jannali Office Reception (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm)

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Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015.
  • Support relationships with carers and families (CHCCCS025)
  • Implement interventions with older people at risk (CHCAGE004)
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships (CHCPRP001)
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance (CHCLEG003)
  • Meet personal support needs (CHCCCS011)
  • Coordinate services for older people (CHCAGE003)
  • Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
  • Assist clients with medication (HLTHPS006)
  • Support independence and wellbeing (CHCCCS023)
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people (CHCAGE001)
  • Provide support to people living with dementia (CHCAGE005)
  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients (CHCADV001)
  • Deliver care services using a palliative approach (CHCPAL001)
  • Facilitate individual service planning and delivery (CHCCCS006)
  • Administer and monitor medications (HLTHPS007)
  • Use communication to build relationships (CHCCOM002)