A career in supporting the elderly
Certificate IV in Ageing Support reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community-based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.
Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters.
Please note that students are strongly encouraged to contact a host organisation and arrange their work placement as early as possible.
In the event that students are not able to secure their own work placement, please contact breakthru College so that we can assist you to secure work placement.
Students will also be required to obtain a number of clearances as listed below. Please note it is the student’s responsibility to check with their work placement host organisation regarding what screening is required, as some organisations have different policies and procedures.
• National Police Certificate
• Working with children check
• Vaccination record check
• Code of Conduct check
6 to 12 months depending on mode of delivery & prior experience
Total Number of Units
Aged Care Activity Worker, Care Service Team Leader, Care Supervisor (Aged Care).
Please select your enrolment type:
NSW Government funded enrolment
QLD Government funded enrolment
Units of competency
The course consists of 18 units of competency and is delivered within a period of 6 months (for face to face mode) or 12 months (for online delivery mode). A work placement of 120 hours is also required.
|Code||Title||Core or Elective|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients||Core|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people||Core|
|CHCAGE003||Coordinate services for older people||Core|
|CHCAGE004||Implement interventions with older people at risk||Core|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia||Core|
|CHCCCS006||Facilitate individual service planning and delivery||Core|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||Core|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing||Core|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families||Core|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||Core|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance||Core|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach||Core|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships||Core|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||Core|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||Core|
|CHCAGE002||Implement falls prevention strategies||Elective|
|HLTHPS006||Assist clients with medication||Elective|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability||Elective|
Code | Title | Core or Elective
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
Implement falls prevention strategies
Assist clients with medication
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
Doing the Individual Support course through breakthru led me to regular employment in the disability sector. Since completing my course I have moved up two levels in pay rate, supported co-workers passing on and sharing the knowledge I obtained. I am no longer on benefits, which was the most important thing I wanted to achieve thanks to the breakthru teams dedication and support this has been possible. I am very grateful to the staff there for there help and support.
The staff and trainers went 'above and beyond' to support and encourage all of us with the necessary knowledge and understanding to successfully complete the course. Personally, I found nothing was too big or small for breakthru to assist and the three weeks of practical training gave me the extra confidence and skills needed to find employment. I have been employed as a Personal Care Worker/Support Worker in the community since completing my course, the team at breakthru are truly worth their weight in GOLD.
The course trainers delivered each course perfectly. We were well prepared and equipped with exactly what we needed to carry out our roles as support workers. breakthru even went to the extent of finding workplace placements once we completed the theory work. I was oﬀered employment right where I did my work placement.