Certificate IV in Aged Care

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Course Description

Health Service Training Australia (HSTA) is taking enrolments into our popular Certificate IV in Aged Care qualification. If you are motivated and love people, then this course offers a great opportunity to gain a supervisory role within a health services environment.

The Certificate IV in Aged Care has been designed to get you working in a supervisory role. In this course you will undertake practical classes 2 days per week for 18 weeks at our training centre located at Level 6, 250 Collins Street, Melbourne.

This course will asist you to develop competence to be able to:

  • Carry out activities related to maintaining an individual's well being through personal care and/or other activities of living
  • May provide services to individuals with complex needs, and/or work with groups of older people Work may include training and support to promote independence and community participation, which may be provided as part of activities and programs in a variety of settings including residential and centre-based programs
  • Report to service managers and liaise with professionals and other service providers
  • May be required to supervise and/or coordinate a limited number of other workers.

Occupational titles may include: Accommodation support worker ; Assistant hostel supervisor ; Care supervisor ; Care team leader ; Day activity worker ; Personal care worker ; Program coordinator - social programs ; Residential care worker.

During your course you will be entitled to our Training Guarantee, which enables participants to complete the following short courses at no extra charge: Basic Life Support, CPR, Provide First Aid, Food Safety, and Responsible Service of Alcohol.

USI: The Commonwealth Government have recently introduced 'Unique Student Identifier' numbers. It's mandatory that all students attending this course register for a free USI prior to commencement. Registering only takes a few minutes.

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Course Information

Current intake is full, please contact admissions for next intake or a link for the next intake.

Current Intakes

Current intake is full, please contact admissions for next intake or a link for the next intake.


Melbourne Training Centre
Level 6, 250 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Phone: 03 9654 3000
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Trainer Profiles

Pamela Taylor is a qualified Registered Nurse/Perioperative Nurse with 35 years experience in the private, public Health sector, the insurance industry and training and development.Pamela holds a TAE40110 and Certificate in Perioperative Nursing.  
Strutts Psyridis holds a Certificate III in Aged Care and TAE40110. Strutts draws on knowledge and skills in the practice of the Aged Care Worker, forged from over 25 years as a practical, hands-on Aged Care Worker in a variety of aged care facilities, both in Australia and the United Kingdom....
Simon is a Registered Nurse with many years experience within the Aged Care setting. He also has experience working in Palliative Care and loves training the next generation of Aged Care workers.     
Gaileen Heard is an enthusiastic and professional trainer specialising in Aged Care Certificate III and IV plus HACC. Gaileen has a TAE40110, Certificate III in Aged Care Work and Certificate III in Home and Community Care.  
Amanda started as a PCA in a private residential aged care facility where she gained experience and knowledge for 2 years. While working as a PCA she completed her Diploma of Nursing and is employed by Royal Melbourne Hospital as a Division 2 Nurse also known as a Endorsed Enroled Nurse. She special...
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Course Cost

Course Costs & Inclusions

The course cost is $105.00 or $21.00 with a Health Care Card and entitles each eligible participants to receive:

  • Full participation in all training and assessment activities;
  • Workbooks for all study modules;
  • Certificate IV in Aged Care, a statement of results;
  • Compliance Short Course in: Basic Life Support; CPR; First Aid; Food Safety; Responsible Service of Alcohol certification;
  • Resume development, Facebook application linking you with employers for integrated job placement and post training support sessions with participants.

Course Outline

Course Outline

This course will include these nationally recognised units of competence:

  • CHCAC412B           Provide Services to older people with complex needs. Prerequisite: CHCAC318A
  • CHCAC416A           Facilitate support responsive to the specific nature of dementia
  • CHCAC417A           Implement interventions with older people at risk of falls
  • CHCAD401D           Advocate for clients
  • CHCCS400C           Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
  • CHCICS401B          Facilitate support for personal care needs
  • CHCICS402B          Facilitate individualised plans
  • CHCINF403E          Coordinate information systems
  • CHCNET404B         Facilitate links with other services
  • CHCORG406C        Supervise work
  • HLTHIR403C           Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • CHCWHS312A        Follow safety procedures for direct care work
  • CHCDIS410A          Facilitate community participation and inclusion
  • CHCCS305C           Assist clients with medication. * Pre-requisite: HLTAP301B
  • CHCDIS301C          Work effectively with people with disability
  • HLTAID003              Provide First Aid

Entry requirements

To gain entry into CHC40108 Certificate IV in Aged Care a candidate must be recognised as competent, through a recognised training program or recognition process, against the following core units from CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care (or equivalent):

  • CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people
  • CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCS411B Work effectively in the community sector
  • CHCICS303A Support individual health and emotional well being
  • CHCPA301B Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context



Put your Resume at the Top of the List

Health Servies Training Australia assists particiapants to strengthen their resume and employability. Trainers work with students on personal grooming, interview skills, provide them a resume and they receive short course certification at no extra charge: Basic Life Support, CPR, Apply First Aid, Food Safety, and Responsible Service of Alcohol to boost their resume.

Participants are then directed towards applying for well paid, meaningful jobs within the health services industry.



Job Placements Opportunities

Integrated Job Placement

Our course participants are sought after and you will have access to 120 hours work experience, casual and part time employment opportunities within Aged Care facilities across Victoria, but local to where you live.

Our experienced Human Resource department builds for you a resume via our Resume Facebook Application that links you to Nursing Homes and other Aged Care facilities across Melbourne so that you can complete the 120 hours of work experience necessary to complete the final assessment of this qualification.