Certificate IV in Ageing Support


This nationally recognised qualification is suitable for Aged Care AINs and In-Home Community Care Workers, in a residential and/or community care setting.
Certificate IV in Ageing Support will empower students to gain or retain employment in the Aged Care and Community Care sectors, and importantly includes the Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set.
Students will undertake professional development, and added new skills to plan, implement and monitor care services for elderly residents and participants.
On completion of this qualification, students are prepared for a supervisory or team leader role in the aged care industry and can pathway into university RNs.

Employment Opportunities and Job Roles with this qualification include:

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Home and Community Care Worker
  • Group Home Carer
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Care/ Hostel Supervisor
  • Care Team Leader

Why Wentworth College:

Social learning:

  • Social learning represents an excellent opportunity to network, share knowledge and experience
  • Train and learn with classmates who are working in the same or similar job role

Flexible Course Delivery:

  • Our mixed mode training and assessment, gives students flexibility to balance studies, work routine and home life
  • Part time format, convenient scheduling minimises impact on work rosters and travel time
  • Training and assessment includes timetabled class attendance, self-directed learning, workplace hours and completion of assessment tasks
  • Students may use work hours as an alternative to undertaking a 120 hour work placement (suitability conditions apply)

Key Information:

  • This course is designed for students who are also working and require flexibility
  • Class attendance and participation is mandatory and all training requirements must be complete prior to commencing assessment tasks
  • Our assessment tools are developed in-house, easy to follow and contextualised to the Lifestyle job role
  • Credit transfer from Certificate III in Individual Support and any other relevant qualification reduce attendance requirements, study load and the enrolment fee
  • Max duration 18 months or 12 months with credit transfer

For Students:

  • Our students are: typically experienced and working in Aged Care
  • In-Home Carers and Disability Support Workers;
  • Employed in Group Home’s or Day Programs;
  • AINs pursuing a pathway to a career as a Registered Nurse
  • AINs seeking to undertake further professional development

Student Support:

  • One on one support available where required
  • Our Trainers are industry professionals with extensive teaching experience
  • Support staff are readily available to respond to your queries
  • Catch up classes may be offered in the unlikely event that a class is missed

Training and Assessment Includes:

  • Interactive and high engagement live Zoom classes
  • Face to Face sessions at your workplace or in a fully equipped simulated training environment
  • Self-directed learning (at home)
  • Workplace training hours/ Work Placement
  • Written Assessment Tasks – Question and Answer and Small Projects
  • Practical/Simulated Assessment Tasks
  • Workplace visits, to conduct assessments, observations and provide face to face support (one on one or small groups)

About Work Placement:

  • A minimum of 120 hours to fulfil the requirements of the qualification
  • Students may utilise work hours as an alternative to undertaking a 120 hour work placement (suitability conditions apply)
  • We can assist students to find a host for placement if required via our established network of Aged Care and Community Care industry partners
  • We visit you at work, to conduct assessments and workplace observations, to finalise workplace evidence requirements

Core Units (15)


Facilitate the interests and rights of clients


Facilitate the empowerment of older people


Coordinate services for older people


Implement interventions with older people at risk


Provide support to people living with dementia


Facilitate individual service planning and delivery


Meet personal support needs


Support independence and wellbeing


Support relationships with carers and families


Work with diverse people


Manage legal and ethical compliance


Deliver care services using a palliative approach


Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships


Recognise healthy body systems


Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units (3)


Assist clients with medication


Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Comply with infection prevention control policies and procedures

For further information about this qualification, click here.

Course Entry Requirements:

Prior to the commencement of training a Pre-Training Review will be conducted

This starts with a telephone or personal meeting with our Training Manager who will provide comprehensive course information and answer your questions to ensure this is the right course for you before you enrol

Learners must be assessed as meeting the following criteria:

LLN Robot levels – entry at ACSF Level 3 (core skills, reading, writing, listening, speaking, numeracy, digital literacy)
Be of at least 18 years of age
Have completed Year 12 or equivalent
Must be an Existing Worker in Aged Care, Community Care, Disability Support Services and/or Health Care OR
Have reasonable industry experience and be available to commence Work Placement early into the course
Must not have a criminal conviction that will appear on the National Police Check
An Immunisation certificate or Vaccination card may be requested
Must have basic computing skills and access to a standard computer or laptop
Driver Licence or Photo ID
Green Medicare card or evidence of residency
Unique Student Identifier

Course Fees:

Wentworth College is an approved Training Provider for NSW Smart and Skilled funding, this training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

The NSW Department of Education and Communities sets out Enrolment fees for Smart and Skilled funded training.

The fee/ student contribution is calculated based on your individual circumstances and ranges from $0 – $2,320

For example if you are in recipient of an eligible Commonwealth benefit or allowance, the fee is waived or the concession rate may be applicable.

For more information about your eligibility for funding and the enrolment fee please contact us on 1300 138 792 or email info@wentworth-college.com.

Alternately please express your interest by completing an online Candidate Eligibility Form, below:

Eligibility Questionnaire

Study at Wentworth College

For a positive learning experience with like-minded students Enrol at Wentworth College. Call 1300 138 792