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Certificate IV in Ageing Support (International)

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Certificate IV in Ageing Support (International)

A worker in ageing support works with people from vastly different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Mothers, fathers, grandparents and great grandparents who need support from others to live with care or in care facilities.

Job prospects

+ Residential Care Worker

+ Residential Care Officer

+ Care supervisor

+ Day Activity Worker

+ Personal Care Worker


+ Duration: 39 weeks

+ Work placement: 120 hours

Local students No

International students Yes

How can I study?

This course is available on campus. Call us to discuss your study options.

There is high demand for skilled and qualified aged care support workers throughout Victoria and Australia. This nationally recognised course is ideal if you are looking to develop your career in the highly rewarding aged and community care industry.

Ageing support workers provide a range of support services to people who require specialised assistance, based on individual needs to improve their quality of life.

  • National Code: CHC43015

  • CRICOS Code: 102279J

  • Units: 18 units (15 core + 3 electives)

  • Location: Levels 8 & 9, 250 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 3000

  • Delivery Mode: This qualification is delivered through a blend of formal face to face classes at MCIE campus and online self-paced learning. (15 hours classroom delivery and approximately 5 hours online learning per week)

  • Assessment: Methods for assessment include written Q&A, observations, research assignments or projects

  • Duration: 39 weeks (including 9 weeks holidays)

  • Prior Experience: Recognition of Prior Learning & Credit Transfer are available

  • Tuition Fee: $12,300

  • Materials Fee: $300

  • Administration Fee: $200

  • RPL Application Fees: $145 per hour

  • Duration may be less if the candidate has credit transfers from another qualification such as Certificate III in Individual Support.

A nationally recognised qualification in Ageing Support is about gaining the skills and knowledge to work in aged care environments supporting older people in services or in their own homes. You could become a…

  • Residential Care Worker

  • Residential Care Officer

  • Care Supervisor

  • Day Activity Worker

  • Personal Care Worker

  • Care Team Leader

  • Aged Care Supervisor

  • Community Program Coordinator

There are no pre-requisites for this qualification.

An English Language proficiency level of one of the below:

  • IELTS band score of 6 or equivalent internationally recognised exam result in line with DHA regulations or

  • Satisfactorily completing ELICOS at Upper Intermediate level from a NEAS endorsed English Training Centre or

  • Completion of secondary studies equivalent or higher to an Australian Year 12 qualification from an English-speaking country or

  • Completion of MCIE English Placement Test with an overall score of 6 or above

  • Other tests like PTE, TOEFL and OET are also considered equivalent for direct entry into MCIE VET courses

Other entry requirements include:

Academic: Completion of senior high school or equivalent to the Australian Year 12 of education

Regulatory: A current and valid passport. A valid study visa that covers the duration of study for the course

Age at Commencement: MCIE will not accept overseas students who would be under 18 years of age at the time of proposed commencement

Special Consideration: Students who have completed one year of study in Australia (Cert III, AQF Qualification or above) are exempt from submitting Year 12 qual or equivalent + IELTS results

Training is delivered using a combination of 2 days in class face-to-face and half a day of self-paced directed online learning. Students are required to attend each scheduled class. The trainer will moderate the learning pace, method and sequence appropriate to student learning needs. Learning methods will vary and can include case studies, project-based learning, multimedia presentations and instruction, group discussion; and online discussions and participation using social media groups.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) are available. Please click here for more information on fees, terms and conditions.

Core Units

CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for 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
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a pallative approach
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disabilities
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

Nationally Recognised Training

This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.

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April 23, 2021

I would definitely recommend this training service

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