Course outline

This qualification focuses on 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.

Course Overview

Who should do this course?

People pursuing a career in a facility such as a Nursing Home, Hostel, Residential Care Facility, Aged Care Facility, Retirement Village and Community Health Care Centre.

Graduates may seek employment in the following jobs:

  • Personal care worker
  • Hostel supervisor
  • Day activity worker
  • Assistant hostel supervisor
  • Care supervisor
  • Accommodation support worker
  • Care team leader
  • Residential care worker
Entry requirements 

There are no academic prerequisites for the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support. But you need to have reasonable English language, literacy and numeracy to successfully complete the course (LLN). In addition a Police Clearance Certificate is mandatory prior to your work placement. Therefore you must undertake a Federal Police Check (AFP) or NSW Police check (it must be no less than12 months old).


*Note: As part of work placement, the students must be physically be able to do moderate amount of lifting using the appropriate equipment. The students should not have any mobility, hearing, and vision problems to carry out duties efficiently in aged care, acute care and community care settings whilst at placement.


Students who have completed the Certificate III in Individual Support will have a number of units that they will receive credit for (these are indicated with an asterisk in the table of units that make up this qualification – see below). In addition on successful completion of this qualification; the Certificate IV in Ageing Support, will provide credits to units that make up the Certificate IV in Disability , Mental Health and Leisure and Health.

Course Duration

This course is 28 weeks. The structure is as follows:

  • Two days of workshops a week (8 hours each) over 24 weeks
  • Work placement of 120 hours in total (15 days) to be spread over 3-4 weeks
  • Commencement dates. See the website for our intake dates or ring the office for details.

Course Location

  • All training is held in both of our premises.

Premises 1: Suite 106-108, 3 Railway parade. Burwood. NSW 2134 (Head office)

Premises 2: Suite 6 132 - 134 Burwood rd,Burwood. NSW 2134


As this is a nationally recognise qualification, you will be required to successfully complete all units to a standard to ensure that you are job ready. Each unit contains assessments which include:

  • Practical demonstrations where you will be observed by one of our assessors in a simulated environment and in your work Placement
  • Knowledge based tests which contain written short answer questions
  • Small projects which contain written tasks for you to investigate and complete in your own time.

Note: You must be deemed competent with each unit in order to receive your qualification.

Course Delivery

Delivery is a combination of methods to cover the theory and practice requirements:

  • Workshops for developing your theory (maximum of 20 students)
  • Demonstrations, instructions in a simulated environment to give you that valuable practice (maximum of 10 students) Self-paced study and support to embed your learning
  • Work placements to apply your skills
  • You will be trained in the use of Manual handling techniques and other equipment such as:
    • Lifting hoist
    • Stand up Lifter
    • Pelican Belt
    • Slide Sheet
    • Electric bed
    • & Wheelchair.
  • Blood sugar testing equipment, Blood Pressure, Pulse Oximeter etc.
  • Medication Trolley, Medications (Dummy), & Dressing Trolley.

Our course has been designed to meet the requirements for the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support. It contains 18 Units; 15 Core units and 3 Elective units:

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people*
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems*
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care*
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people*
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia*
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs*
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well-being*
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families (HACC)*
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach*
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
HLTHPS007 Administer and monitor medications
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

*Indicates units from the Certificate III in Individual Support



Recognition of RPL and Credit Transfer

  • You may have developed a number of skills in aged care, through previous employment opportunities, life experience or formal studies. If this is the case then you should ask about recognition of prior learning. This may shorten your course. If you hold a current First Aid Certificate from a recognised RTO you will be given credit for the first aid unit.

Work Placements

  • The Work placement is a mandatory component in Cert IV Ageing support, where ALL students should complete 120 hours of clinical work experience in different aged care facilities. Work placements can be challenging, yet rewarding component of the course.
  • During the work placements students, can contextualise the clinical skills learnt in the simulation environment and integrate the knowledge obtained in the theory units to the practice setting.
  • Work placement is organised by NTA and happens at set times in the terms as per course time table.
  • We collaborate with many leading nursing homes and community services that offer ongoing work placements for students, and in many instances, employ our students after completing their course requirements.
  • Detail description about work placement like duration, requirements, dress code and others can be given to you in your clinical portfolios before commencement of placements.
  • Work placements locations are spread throughout Sydney which are managed and supported by NTA.

Course Fees

Course Fees: 2,400

Note: The RTO will decide the course fees based on the credit transfer and units of competency to achieve the qualification. Fees are payable by Cheque, Money order, Cash, Internet or Bank Deposit (See Enrolment Form for details). Other arrangements may be made based on individual needs.

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