Certificate IV in Ageing Support
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.
|Study Level||Certificate IV|
FT: 1 year
|Course Type||Victorian TAFE Course|
|Campuses||Box Hill Campus|
|Tuition Fee Type||Estimated Annual Fee|
|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.
February and July
Full time: 1 year (1 evening andÂ 1Â Saturday perÂ week)
You will need:Â
- to be currently employed in aged care
- to attend an interview
- a current National Police CheckÂ
- to provide evidence of immunisations as per the Governmentâ€™s â€˜Category Aâ€™ 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 forÂ further studies in related health or community servicesÂ courses including Certificate IV in Disability, Certificate IV in Allied Health orÂ the Diploma of Nursing.
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 andÂ 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 thisÂ will be completed in your current age care workplace as part of your regular employment situation).