Certificate IV in Ageing Support (Traineeship)
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.
+ Home Care Assistant
+ Community Care Worker
+ Personal Care Attendant
+ Residential Care Worker
+ Care Team Leader or Supervisor
+ Duration: 52 weeks
Local students Yes
International students No
Is this funded?
Yes - Government funding (including JobTrainer) is available to eligible students. Click here to see if you qualify.
How can I study?
This qualification is delivered as a Traineeship. It is also available as classroom delivery.
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. Ageing Support workers:
support the elderly at home and in regulated care services
plan support activities to enhance socialisation, good mental health and physical condition of residents and clients
setting up indoor and outdoor activities and entertainment
supporting residents and clients exercise their mental agility
preparing and managing medication intake
Students must have access to a computer or laptop to complete the course.
National Code: CHC43015
Units: 18 units delivered in 13 sessions over 52 weeks. A summer break of 4 weeks is included.
Location: Delivered at the employers workplace.
Delivery Mode: Traineeship
Duration: 52 weeks
Assessment for this program includes written tasks, long and short answer questions, multiple choice quizzes, group tasks, oral presentations, role plays, scenarios, case studies, work placement journals, logbooks, portfolios and projects. Most assessments are delivered online via the Canvas LMS.
This program is delivered in the workplace with approximately 6 hours of structured workplace training per month.
Government Funded: $200
Full Fee: $7,950
Materials fee: $100
The fees listed above include additional resources required for the program and student ID charges. For additional service fees, such as Re-assessment fees or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), please refer to the Domestic Student Handbook. This program is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding to eligible candidates. Eligibility criteria apply. If you are not eligible for a government-funded place, you will be required to pay the self-funded fee.
Home Care Assistant
Community Care Worker
Personal Care Attendant
Residential Care Worker
Care Team Leader or Supervisor
Students must complete a Pre-Training Review, meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill standards for this program level, have completed a year 11 level at school, and confirm that MCIE has ensured that the program is suited to their career aspirations and needs.
Age at Commencement
It is recommended that students have attained the age of 18 by the course commencement date.
MCIE welcomes people with disabilities to apply. Approval will be subject to the person being able to undertake all tasks and requirements of the course.
All candidates require a Unique Student Identification (USI) number. If you do not have a USI number you can apply for one online at https://www.usi.gov.au/students, or you can give MCIE administration staff permission to apply on your behalf.
Students must have sufficient digital literacy skills to access online content, enter answers to written questions and communicate with trainers via email, the student portal and the learning management system. We recommend that students have access to a laptop or tablet to submit their assessments. MCIE provides access to Microsoft Office.
Students with disabilities
MCIE welcomes all people with disabilities, learning differences and medical conditions. Acceptance in this program is subject to candidates’ ability to undertake all program requirements as discussed in the Pre-Training Review, with reasonable adjustments where applicable.
It is recommended that students have attained the age of 18 by the program commencement date.
There are no formal pre-requisites for this course.
Credit Transfer (CT) and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) are available. Credit Transfer is free of charge. RPL application fees are $145 per hour. Please click here [https://www.mcie.edu.au/rpl/] for more information on RPL fees, terms and conditions.
National Police Background Check
Working with Children Check
Flu or COVID-19 vaccinations
Other: Individual employers’ entry requirements may vary.
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.
Loved studying this traineeship with MCIE
Thanks to MCIE I was able to turn my passion into a career. The trainers were really wonderful. This is a great college to study a traineeship with.