Certificate IV in Ageing Support


This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.

Start Date
Start any time
8 - 12 months
Delivery Options

Course details

This qualification comprises of 18 units of competency of which the following 15 are core units:

CHCADV001 Provide individualised support
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
CHCAGE003 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCAGE004 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCAGE005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCCCS006 Work with diverse people
CHCCCS011 Work legally and ethically
CHCCCS023 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Students choose 3 elective units at time of enrolment.

For more information, please contact the College or visit training.gov.au

Every individual is different. While there are no entry requirements for this course, NV College may interview you to determine suitability and provide advice on the most suitable study pathway.

The most common pathway into the Certificate IV is our Certificate III in Individual Support.

As part of the student entry procedure, we require students to undertake a standardised Language Literacy and Numeracy (LNN) assessment. The results help us to identify a student learning needs prior to training starting.


Depending on your chosen mode of study, this course can be completed within 8-12 months.

At NV College students commence their study or training ongoingly. Depending on your chosen mode of study, you may be able to enrol and start within days. Please contact us to discuss your options.

Mid-North Coast: Kempsey to Coffs Harbour

NV College is a Smart & Skilled provider and can offer some of its course fee-free. The training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Eligibility criteria apply. Please contact us and we will help you check your eligibility.