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Certificate IV in Ageing Support (WA Only)

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    29 weeks inclusive of 3 weeks work placement

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Open Colleges School of Health (RTO 40049)

  • Location:


  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Personal Care Assistant | Community Care Worker | Aged Care Worker | Personal Care Worker | View all

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This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Course Rundown

About this course

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to care for older people and make a difference in their lives.

Students will learn the fundamentals of providing care within the aged care sector. This includes key areas like effective liaison with other healthcare professionals, supervising fellow workers, responding holistically to client issues, providing services to older people with complex needs, and assisting with medication.

The course consists of one full day or two evenings of attendance per week for theory and practical sessions. Face-to-face attendance is supplemented through completion of self-directed learning packages, workbooks and assessment materials, and valuable on-the-job experience is gained through 120 hours of practical work placement.


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • You must be an Australian citizen or have a permanent humanitarian visa or visa with study rights; AND
  • You must reside in Western Australia; AND
  • You must complete the Core Skills Test; AND
  • You will also need to:
    • Have successfully completed Year 12 or its equivalent in Australia, OR
    • Apply based on your work and/or life experience.

Areas of study

In this aged care course, the subjects you may study include:

  • HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
  • CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCCCS023 - Support independence and wellbeing
  • HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia
  • HLTHPS006 - Assist clients with medication
  • CHCCCS009 - Facilitate responsible behaviour
  • CHCAGE004 - Implement interventions with older people at risk
  • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCCCS006 - Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
  • CHCCCS025 - Support relationships with carers and families
  • HLTAAP002 - Confirm physical health status
  • HLTHPS007 - Administer and monitor medications
  • CHCCCS017 - Provide loss and grief support
  • CHCPAL001 - Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • CHCAGE003 - Coordinate services for older people
  • CHCADV001 - Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • CHCPRP001 - Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Open Colleges Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
Open Colleges School of Health is all about putting their students first, allowing you to confidently navigate and complete your studies!

Their support systems will ensure you get the most out of your learning journey. Turn to expert trainers who will discuss course content and assessments; talk through any issues and maintain a positive mindset with their student counselling services; and get help with finicky admin and organising your further study with their student support.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

  • Western Australia: Perth

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Certificate IV in Ageing Support from Open Colleges.

Graduates are equipped with a broad range of skills to facilitate the care of older people, enabling them to pursue a diverse range of roles within the aged care sector, including supervisory and leadership positions.

Where could a career in health take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Open Colleges School of Health offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

  • Upfront payment
  • Eligible students may be able to apply for the WorkReady SA Funding to cover part of their fees
  • Payment plans may be available for eligible Open Colleges School of Health students, depending on course selection and state funding availability

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