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:

  • Wentworth College primarily operates B2B, liaising with aged care, disability support and community services organisations.
  • Train and learn with classmates who are working in the same or similar job role, in Residential Aged Care, Group Homes and In-Home Care.
  • Timetabled classes represent an excellent opportunity to network, share knowledge and experience with other students working in aged care.
  • Our Trainers are RNs, industry professionals with extensive teaching experience.
  • One on one support available.
  • Support staff are readily available to respond to student queries.
  • Fast tracking options available

Flexible Course Delivery:

  • Mixed mode training and assessment for work-based students allows greater flexibility to balance studies, work routine and home life.
  • Convenient scheduling minimises impact on work rosters and travel time.
  • Part time delivery format includes timetabled fortnightly class attendance, self-directed learning, workplace hours and completion of assessment tasks.
  • Class attendance and participation is mandatory.
  • Credit transfer from CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support or any other relevant qualification, will reduce attendance requirements, study load and the course duration.
  • Course duration max 12-18 months.

Training and Assessment:

  • Interactive and high engagement live Zoom classes.
  • Train and learn with classmates who are work in aged care and have AIN experience.
  • Face to Face sessions at the workplace.
  • Self-directed learning (at home).
  • 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.

About Placement Hours

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

Student Portal:

Wentworth College is pleased to introduce our online student portal, Cloud Assess.
Cloud Assess is an easy-to-use tool designed to be a paperless solution for training and assessment.
Our students can access all training and assessment materials and submit all assessments via the portal.
And benefit from all the functionalities including streamlined efficiency, a resources library, live marking, results and feedback, paperless solution and more.

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


Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

For further information about this qualification, click here.

Course Entry Requirements

To ensure this is the right course for you, prior to the commencement of training, a Pre-Training Review will be conducted.

This starts with a conversation with our Training Manager who will provide comprehensive course information and answer your questions.

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).
Ideally be an Existing Worker in Aged Care, and/or Community Care, Health Care etc.
No criminal conviction that will appear on the National Police Check.
Be of at least 16 years of age and completed Year 12 or equivalent.
An Immunisation certificate or Vaccination card may be requested.
Must not have a criminal conviction that will appear on the National Police Check
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:

Training in priority qualifications is fee-free and fully funded by NSW and Commonwealth government.
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

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