Academic and English language requirements
You must provide evidence to demonstrate both academic and English language entry requirements as follows:
Students must be over eighteen years old.
English Language Requirements
IELTS 5.5 overall, no less than 5.0 in each band, or upper intermediate, or EAP from approved ELICOS/ESL centre.
Any AQF qualification at the Certificate III level or above in any discipline area delivered and assessed in English only will be deemed as meeting both the academic and English language entry requirements.
Participants must be able to undertake the physical tasks required in this role including manual handling using equipment in an aged care setting.
This qualification focuses on the role of an assistant in nursing or similar roles who provide person- centred care involving specialised tasks and functions in aged services. The service may be in a residential, home or community-based environment. At this level, the workers 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.
People pursuing a career in a facility such as a Nursing Home, Hostel, Residential Care Facility, Aged Care Facility, Retirement Village, and Community Health Care Centre.
Graduates may seek employment in the following jobs:
After achieving the Certificate IV in Ageing Support you the following pathway option:
CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services with Mercury Colleges
Delivery is a combination of methods to cover the theory and practice requirements:
You will be trained in the use of manual handling equipment and other equipment such as:
The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support duration is 52 weeks. The structure is based on 20 hours per week as follows:
You attend College two days a week for classroom learning, practice and assessment (7.5 hours each day).
You also study a structured study program unit by unit in the online learning platform for 5 hours per week.
To get the most out of your course you need to do some self- study in your own time. When you are ready there is a work placement of 120 hours timetabled into the program.
Course start dates are every term.
After achieving the Certificate IV in Ageing Support you have the following pathway option:
CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services with Mercury Colleges.
Level of Study Certificate IV
CRICOS Course Code 097496B
English Requirements IELTS Score UG
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