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Certificate IV
in Ageing Support

As someone working in the aged services environment, developing and maintaining specialist skills is paramount for continually offering personal client support.

Completing a Certificate IV in Ageing Support from Novaskill offers industry best training practices covering core aged care skills and procedures.

Get real world skills

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support has been developed to offer participants skills with practical applications in the aged services either in residential, home or community based environments.

This course covers all aspects of working with the aged from quality service delivery through to the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.

Novaskill’s Ageing Support program brings together the very best training materials with highly experienced trainers and career coaches to ensure your qualification and experience have immediate real world application.

Who is this for?

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support was developed for people who have completed at least 120 hours of work placement or are working in direct care within the aged care industry and require additional formal qualifications as an advanced patient care assistant.

Students must undertake an initial pre-enrolment assessment to determine their suitability for this level of study. International students require IELTS 5.5 (min) or equivalent.


BUSINESSES       Payment plans available You may be eligible to receive up to $4,000 per person in government training assistance to upskill your staff

EMPLOYEES       Payment plans available

VET FEE-HELP       Not applicable


  • 6 months full time classroom based
  • Part time courses available
  • Traineeship – 24 months by direct entry
  • – 18 months if trainee holds Certificate III
    (or until relevant competency is achieved)

Training and Assessment is available by mixed mode, combining online theory with face-to-face seminars and classroom courses either one day per week or per fortnight. See website for further details.


160 industry placement hours.


  • Classroom
  • Online


  • Face to face
  • Phone
  • Online


Successful completion provides opportunity to study other unit of competencies offered by Novaskill.

Students complete 18 units.


  • Support Worker – Aged Care
  • Team Leader – Residential care


CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care


CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
CHCAGE006 Provide food services
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
CHCCCS018 Provide suicide bereavement support
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCCS021 Respond to suspected abuse
CHCCCS022 Facilitate independent travel
CHCCCS026 Transport individuals
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centered approach
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
CHCEDU002 Plan health promotion and community intervention
CHCHCS002 Coordinate and monitor home-based support
CHCINM001 Meet statutory and organisation information requirements
CHCLLN001 Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs
CHCMGT001 Develop, implement and review quality framework
CHCMGT002 Manage partnership agreements with services providers


CHCMGT006 Coordinate client directed services
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPAL002 Plan for and provide care services using a palliative approach
CHCPAS001 Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care
CHCPAS002 Provide pastoral and spiritual care
CHCSET001 Work with forced migrants
CHCSOH001 Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTAHA013 Provide support in dysphagia management
HLTAHA018 Assist with planning and evaluating meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelines
HLTAHA019 Assist with the monitoring and modification of meals and menus according to individualised plans
HLTAHA021 Assist with screening and implementation of therapeutic diets
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
HLTFS207C Follow basic food safety practices
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
HLTHPS007 Administer and monitor medications
HLTOHC002 Inform and support patients and groups about oral health
HLTOHC003 Apply and manage use of basic oral health products
HLTOHC004 Provide or assist with oral hygiene
HLTOHC005 Use basic oral health screening tools
HLTOHC006 Apply fluoride varnish
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety B
SBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBFLM306 Provide workplace information and resourcing plans
BSBINM201 Process and maintain workplace information
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace
BSBMGT406 Plan and monitor continuous improvement
BSBWOR204 Use business technology
TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
TAEDEL404A Mentor in the workplace


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CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation
HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support

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