This course in ageing support provides the essential skills and knowledge to work in aged care completing specialised tasks and skills in either residential or home and community based environments.

The course is designed for applicants currently employed in residential aged care.

You’ll learn ageing support topics such as:

  • supporting people who may be living with dementia and/or other illnesses
  • palliative care
  • falls prevention
  • service planning and delivery

To meet the requirements of this course you will complete a mandatory 120 hours of work placement.




National Code CHC43015
Study Areas Community Services
Study Level Certificate IV
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 1 year

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Free TAFE^ $0.00
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $4,800.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $960.00
Full Tuition Fee $15,000.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $270.00
Retain Course Items*** $100.00

^ This course is on the 2019 Free TAFE list - find out more.

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

February and July

Full time: 1 year (1 evening and 1 Saturday per week)

Box Hill

You will need: 

  • to be currently employed in aged care
  • to attend an interview
  • a current National Police Check 
  • to provide evidence of immunisations as per the Government’s ‘Category A’ Health Care Worker
  • provide a signed letter of support from your workplace authorising Box Hill Institute assessors to attend the workplace as required to observe and complete assessments

Successful completion will enable you to apply for further studies in related health or community services courses including Certificate IV in Disability, Certificate IV in Allied Health or the Diploma of Nursing.

Direct entry

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

After successful completion you may wish to apply for a range of aged care employment opportunities in local government, community organisations and aged care facilities and private nursing homes.

Completion of 18 units of competency (15 core units and 3 electives).

120 hours placement. (It is anticipated this will be completed in your current age care workplace as part of your regular employment situation).

Last updated: February 18, 2019 02:01pm