Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Ageing support is all about empowering mothers, fathers, grandparents and great-grandparents in our communities. With a fulfilling career in ageing support, you’ll work with ageing people from a range of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
+ Home Care Assistant
+ Community Care Worker
+ Personal Care Attendant
+ Residential Care Worker
+ Care Team Leader or Supervisor.
+ Duration: 52 weeks
+ Work placement: 120 hours
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 course is available to study on campus, in Melbourne CBD, Werribee or as a traineeship. Call us to discuss your options.
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: 15 core + 3 elective
Location: MCIE CBD Campus, Level 9, 250 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Delivery modes: Class-based or traineeship
Duration: 52 weeks
Assessment: Written, simulated and workplace-based practical observations
Work placement: 120 hours
Students must have access to a computer or laptop to complete this qualification.
Government Funded: $200 (Concession $40)*
Traineship: $250 (Concession $50)^
Full Fee: $7,950
Eligibility criteria applies.
^ Eligibility criteria applies. Trainees may be eligible for State and/or Federal Funding.
Enrolment fees include additional resources required for the course and student ID charges. For information about additional service fees, such as re-assessment fees, please refer to the Domestic Student Handbook.
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
Assistant Hostel Supervisor
Personal Care Assistant
Residential Care Officer
Day Activity Worker
Care Team Leader
Students must complete a Pre-Training Review, meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill standards for Certificate III 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.
MCIE welcomes all people with disabilities, learning differences and medical conditions. Acceptance in this course is subject to the candidate being able to undertake all course requirements as discussed in the Pre-Training Review, with reasonable adjustment where applicable.
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.
Students are required to have sufficient digital literacy skills to access online content, enter answers to written questions and communicate with trainers via email, the student portal or the learning management system.
There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer are available. Fees apply. Refer to the Domestic Student Handbook or contact us for more information on fees, terms and conditions.
MCIE Work Placement Officers facilitate work placement for students to complete mandatory placement hours in an aged care environment.
Requirements vary between host employers, but to complete work placement in an aged care environment, you may be required to provide evidence of:
Working with Vulnerable People Check
National Police Check
Current First Aid Certificate
NDIS Worker Screening Check
Flu vaccination, COVID-19 vaccinations and COVID-19 test
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
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
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disabilities
HLTHPS006 Assist with medication
This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.
Great course to have a career in aged care
The trainers are really fantastic and know what they’re doing, I highly recommend MCIE!