Certificate IV in Aged Care

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 16 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, Apply First Aid, Food Safety, Anaphylaxis, Manual Lifting and Responsible Service of Alcohol.

During the course we will assist you to create a resume and with our training and these short course certificates we will greatly enhance your employment opportunities.

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Course Information

Course : Certificate IV in Aged Care
Course Code : CHC40108
Duration : 2 days per week for 13 weeks
Price : $105
Enrolment Pack :

Current Intakes

Course : Certificate IV in Aged Care
Start Date : Monday, 4 August 2014
Induction Time : 9:30am
Course : Certificate IV in Aged Care
Start Date : Monday, 6 October 2014
Induction Time : 9:30am
Course : Certificate IV in Aged Care
Start Date : Monday, 1 December 2014
Induction Time : 9:30am


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

Bart Arundell is a First Aid trainer and Course Supervisor at the college who holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a Bachelor of Nursing, he currently works as a Registered Nurse in a busy Melbourne Emergency department. Bart has 10 years experience with the Army and Army reserve in...
Rory Barnes is an RN with experience in running Emergency Wards. He has a long history in the First Aid arena, beginning with St Johns Cadets as a young teen. In the United States he spent 3 years working with the American Red Cross. He holds TAE CERT IV, Level III First Aid, Anaphylaxis and As...
Judith Barnes holds a TAE Cert IV, First Aid level III, Asthma and Anaphylaxis, and Customer Contact Level III. Jude has over 25 years of experience training in both hospitality and first aid.
Richard joined HTA in 2012 as First Aid Trainer. He holds a cert IV in Training and Assessment and also a certificate of proficiency as Instructor from the Rural Fire Service. He has 19 years experience as paramedic in Ambulance Service. 
Sally has an extensive background in the education and training industry in both First Aid and Childcare. She is our First Aid trainer for the Chatswood Training Centre.
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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; Anaphylaxis; Food Safety; Manual Lifting; 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, Anaphylaxis, Manual Lifting 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.