Certificate IV in Ageing Support

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52 Weeks
CHC40213 - DC4403
This course is eligible for the Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG)

Working in Ageing Support

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


Qualification Details

  • National Code: CHC43015
  • Units: 18 units (15 core & 3 electives)
  • Location: Level 9, 250 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
  • Delivery Mode: Blended Delivery, Online Virtual Delivery plus 10 Face to Face Practical Workshops and Work-placement
  • Work placement: 120 hours
  • Duration: 52 weeks
  • Assessment: Students must successfully complete all assessment activities including written assessment, scenario, roleplay, portfolio, workplace-based tasks and assessor observations
  • Prior experience: if you have previously worked in care services, home care or in a similar role, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning and if you hold a certificate III in Individual Support or similar you may be eligible for Credit Transfer


Career Opportunities

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…

  • Community Program Coordinator
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Support Worker (Community Services)
  • Care supervisor Accommodation Support Worker
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Personal Caregiver
  • Assistant Hostel Supervisor
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Day Activity Worker
  • Care Team Leader


Domestic Pricing

Government Funded*/Concession Traineeship^/Concession Full Fee
$200 /$40 $250 /$50 $7,950
Textbook Cost
Textbook (MCIE will provide a hard copy after payment) $100

Enrolment fees include additional resources required for the course and student ID charges.  For additional service fees, such as re-assessment fees, please refer to the Domestic Student Handbook

This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding, to eligible candidates.
* Eligibility criteria applies.
^Eligibility criteria apply. Trainees may be eligible for State and/or Federal Funding. 



There are no formal pre-requisites for this course.


Entry Requirements

Education/Core Skills
Students must complete a Pre-Training Review, meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill standards for Certificate IV level study and demonstrate that they are a suitable candidate for this course.

Age at Commencement
It is recommended that students have attained the age of 18 by the course commencement date.

Special Needs
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 participants 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’s admin staff permission to apply on your behalf.

Digital Technology
Students are required to have sufficient information technology skills to access the online learning content, enter answers to the questions in the written assessment and communicate with their trainer via email, the student portal and/or through the learning management system.


Prior Experience

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) are available.


Work Placement Support

MCIE Work-placement Officers will facilitate the work placement for students into an aged care environment.


Industry Requirements

Candidates may be required to provide evidence of the following for work placement (requirements vary according to host employer policies):

  • Working with Vulnerable People Check
  • National Police Check
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Flu Vaccination and COVID-19 Test

Updated 22 February 2021 BD


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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.

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