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Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Course Code: CHC43015 | CRICOS: 114911B

Course Duration: 12 Months

Course Summary

Begin your journey in the compassionate field of aged care with our Certificate IV in Ageing Support course. At South Sydney College, we provide comprehensive training to prepare you for diverse roles in supporting the elderly and individuals with disabilities.

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support equips you with the specialized skills and knowledge to provide high-quality support to older adults in residential aged care facilities, home care settings, or community-based services.  This course focuses on promoting the well-being, independence, and dignity of older adults.

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What You Will Learn

Ageing and wellness: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive changes associated with ageing.
Individualised care planning: Develop skills to assess individual needs, collaborate with clients and families to create personalized care plans, and deliver services accordingly.
Supporting daily living activities: Assist older adults with maintaining independence in activities of daily living (ADLs) such as mobility, showering, and dressing.
Promoting mental and emotional wellbeing: Learn strategies to support emotional well-being, social interaction, and cognitive stimulation for older adults.
Safeguarding and promoting rights: Understand legal and ethical frameworks to ensure the safety, dignity, and respect of older adults receiving care.
Effective communication and collaboration: Develop strong communication skills to build rapport with older adults, families, and healthcare professionals.
This course is ideal for:
• Individuals passionate about supporting the well-being of older adults.
• Those seeking a rewarding career in the growing aged care sector.
• People looking to expand their skills and knowledge in aged care.

Course Structure- CRICOS | CHC43015
• CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients (Core)
• CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people (Core)
• CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people (Core)
• CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk (Core)
• CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia (Core)
• CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery (Core)
• CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs (Core)
• CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing (Core)
• CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families (Core)
• CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people (Core)
• CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance (Core)
• CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach (Core)

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must hold a current Approved visa for study in Australia (at the time of course commencement)
  • Must demonstrate satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification*
  • Are required to provide evidence of any one of the following tests of upper intermediate proficiency in English: (see exemptions below)
English Language Tests
ItemTest NameAlso known asMinimum Test Score
1International English Language Testing systemIELTS Test

• Overall band score 6.0; or;

• Overall band score 5.5 if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• Overall band score of 5.0 if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

2Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) testCertificate in Advanced English

• 169; or

• 162, if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• 154, if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

3Pearson Test of English AcademicPTE

• 50; or

• 42, if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• 36, if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

4Occupational English TestOET• A score of at least B for each test component of the OET.

*On 26 July 2023 the TOEFL internet-based test (TOEFL iBT) stopped offering English language tests for Australian visa purposes. A score for a TOEFL iBT test taken on or after 26 July 2023 will no longer satisfy the English langauge requirement for Approved visa for study in Australia purposes. Only TOEFL iBT scores from a test taken on or before 25 July 2023 are accepted for Approved visa for study in Australia purposes.

* Under 18 students must have welfare and accommodation arrangements approved by the Department of Home Affairs.

Exemptions:

You do not need to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if one of the following applies:

  •  You are a citizen and hold a passport from the UK, USA, Canada, NZ, or Republic of Ireland
  • You are an applicant who is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES)
  • You are enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course
  •  You have completed at least 5 years’ study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • In the 2 years before applying for the approved visa for study in Australia, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a approved visa for study in Australia.

Note: You may be required to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if you hold a British National Overseas (BNO) passport.

Pathway

Study Pathway

  • Diploma of Mental Health or higher education

Career Pathway

Full-time share

 32%

Employment size

276600 workers

Average age

47 years

Weekly pay

$ 1382

Gender share

80% female

Future growth

28%

Jobs Roles

Jobs Roles Available Avg. Salary Offered Annual Salary Range Offered Weekly Salary Source of occupation and Salary Range
Senior Personal Care Assistant
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AUD 71864 – 77584
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Nurse’s Aide
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AUD 71864 – 77584
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Care assistant
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AUD 71864 – 77584
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Accommodation Support Worker
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AUD 71864 – 77584
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Residential Support Worker
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AUD 71864 – 77584
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Community Access Coordinator
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AUD 71864 – 77584
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Community care worker
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AUD 71864 – 77584
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Community House Worker
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AUD 71864 – 77584
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Residential Care Worker
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AUD 71864 – 77584
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Food Services Deliverer
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AUD 71864 – 77584
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In Home Respite Worker
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AUD 71864 – 77584
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Disability Service Officer
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AUD 71864 – 77584
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View source
Care Worker
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AUD 71864 – 77584
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Client Assistant
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AUD 71864 – 77584
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School Support Officer (Disability)
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AUD 71864 – 77584
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Family Support Worker
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AUD 71864 – 77584
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View source
Care Service Employee
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AUD 71864 – 77584
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Planned activity assistant
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AUD 71864 – 77584
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Residential aide
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AUD 71864 – 77584
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Field Officer (Community Services)
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AUD 71864 – 77584
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Job Role Descriptions

Upon completion of our certificate program, you’ll possess the necessary skills and knowledge for a variety of fulfilling positions, such as:

Senior Personal Care Assistant
Nurse’s Aide
Care Assistant
Accommodation Support Worker
Residential Support Worker
Community Access Coordinator
Community Care Worker
Community House Worker
Residential Care Worker
Food Services Deliverer
Transport Support Worker
In-Home Respite Worker
Disability Service Officer
Care Worker
Client Assistant
School Support Officer (Disability)
Family Support Worker
Care Service Employee
Planned Activity Assistant
Residential Aide
Field Officer (Community Services)
These roles offer significant opportunities to positively impact the lives of others while contributing to the well-being of our aging population and individuals with disabilities.

With an average salary range of AUD 71,864 to AUD 77,584 per year, you can pursue a financially stable and rewarding career in aged care and disability support.

Join us at South Sydney College and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in individual support. Enroll today and discover your potential!

Course Fee

Click here for the latest Price Guide

Special pricing is available for applicants currently applying within Australia.

Please contact our Education Advisors for details on specials that may be available for your country and course.

Latest fees and schedules are in the course infopack.

Intake Dates

To Be Announced

Campus Location

Surry Hills City Campus

Unit: 403, Level: 4
410 Elizabeth St,
Surry Hills, NSW 2010,
Australia
[email protected]
+61 2 8599 8866

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