CHC40108 Certificate IV in Aged Care

Certificate IV in Aged Care (Superseded by chc43015 Certificate IV Ageing Support)


The Certificate IV in Aged Care offered through Care Training in partnership with Care Education and Training Services (RTO-41091) . This course is designed for people who are working in aged care or assisting the aged in their daily care.

You’ll gain the skills and knowledge required to care for older people and individuals with complex needs and work with older people in nursing home, hostel or home care environment. You’ll also be trained to help promote independence and community participation. Workers may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a limited number of other workers.

As the population in Australia is growing up day by day, the demand for personal carers who can give medication is highly increasing. To avoid, this Australian government is strongly encouraging the nurses who are currently working to pursue this course. This course will mould you to learn about the skills regarding giving the medications, managing the staff, and developing and reviewing the care plans.

You’ll be awarded with a nationally recognised qualification which makes you eligible to work as:

  • accommodation support worker
  • care supervisor
  • care team leader
  • day activity worker
  • hostel supervisor
  • personal care worker
  • program coordinator
  • support worker

There are 11 core units and 4 electives to be completed in this Certificate IV in Aged Care.

Core Units
CHCAC412A: Provide services to older people with complex needs
CHCAC416A: Facilitate support responsive to the specific nature of dementia
CHCAC417A: Implement interventions with older people at risk of falls
CHCAD401D: Advocate for clients
CHCCS400A: Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
CHCICS401A: Facilitate support for personal care needs
CHCICS402A: Facilitate individualised plans
CHCINF403C: Coordinate information systems
CHCNET404A: Facilitate links with other services
CHCORG406A: Supervise work
CHCWHS312A: Follow safety procedures for direct care work
Elective Units
CHCCOM403A: Use targeted communication skills to build relationships.
CHCPA402B: Plan for and provide care services using a palliative approach.
CHCCS305A: Assist clients with medication.
HLTHIR403C: Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers.
CHCICS407A: Support positive lifestyle.
CHCICS410A: Support relationships with carers and families

Delivery Methods

Certificate IV in Aged Care is available to start anytime with an option to choose between face-to-face classes or study at your own pace.

Course Duration : maximum  12 months

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL and CT is a process to acknowledge your previous achievements of competencies or learning outcomes that may count towards your qualification. RPL provides credit for relevant skills, knowledge and experience gained through working and learning, as well as formal and informal training. Credit transfer is a process that provides credit for a unit of competency previously achieved.

Applications for RPL should be received by the Course Coordinator prior to course commencement, and no later than the first week of the commencement of your course

To enrol in Certificate IV in Aged Care it is mandatory for the student to have completed Certificate III in Aged care which should include all the following subjects

Work effectively with older people
Provide support to people living with dementia
Work effectively in the community sector
Support individual health and emotional well being
Deliver care services using a palliative approach
Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

*If you have not done these subjects please let us know, we will guide you regarding the bridging course that you are supposed to do.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

As of 1 January 2015 all students enrolled into a nationally recognised VET course will need to register for a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI will make it easier for students to find and collate their VET achievements. Creating a USI is free.

To create your USI, please follow the link below:

Career opportunities include:

  • Accommodation support worker
  •  Care supervisor
  • Care team leader
  • Day activity worker
  • Hostel supervisor
  • Personal care worker
  • Program coordinator
  • Support worker


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