Certificate IV in
Ageing Support

Quick Facts


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Course Overview

Enhance your role in aged care with our Certificate IV in Ageing Support, designed for those in residential, home, or community care settings. This course empowers you to manage specialised tasks, focusing on individualised service planning and delivery within organisational guidelines. You’ll learn to ensure quality care for each client, tailoring services to meet their unique needs.

Develop leadership skills and gain practical experience with a required 120 hours of work placement, readying you for responsibilities in overseeing others’ work within limited parameters. This qualification, not requiring specific licensing or certification, prepares you for advanced support roles, making a meaningful difference in the lives of the elderly.

Career Outlook

After completing a Certificate IV in Ageing Support, here’s what you can expect:

What types of job roles could I pursue?

Aged Care Team Leader
Home Care Coordinator
Aged Care Supervisor
Residential Care Officer
Care Service Team Leader

What might my employment setting look like?

Residential Aged Care Facilities
Community Based Support Services
Home Care Organisations

What types of skills are important for these roles?

Leadership & Supervision
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Interpersonal Skills
Knowledge of Aged Care Regulations

Course Description

Course Delivery

Our Certificate IV in Ageing Support is available as workplace-based training for individuals enrolled in a traineeship program. This course is delivered by Gateway Training Academy, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID: 32305).

Student Resources Provided

Participants can expect the following tailored resources to enhance their learning experience:

  • Online access to computers and relevant software to support your learning, applicable for remote or on-site tasks.
  • A personalised student training plan, designed to align with individual learning goals and workplace scenarios.
  • Direct guidance from dedicated and qualified trainers.
  • Specialised assessment tools designed for practical application in the workplace, ensuring an effective learning experience.


Please note, the provision of specific resources will be adapted to suit the workplace-based training environment, ensuring a seamless integration of theoretical knowledge with practical skills

Entry Requirements

This course has no specific academic prerequisites. Students are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI) – assistance available – along with photo identification, and meet the necessary language, literacy, and numeracy standards.

Certification Upon Completion

Successful completion of this qualification results in:
– A Nationally Recognised Certificate & Transcript, or
– A Statement of Attainment for competency in at least one unit.

Course Structure

This program requires you to complete 18 units of competencies: 15 core units and 3 elective units.

Core Units
Unit Code
Unit Name
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 well being
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
Elective Units
Unit Code
Unit Name
Use communication to build relationships
Recognise and respond to crisis situations
Demonstrate leadership in the workplace

Government Subsidies

Smart and Skilled is a New South Wales government initiative that enables eligible students to access affordable, government-subsidised training courses. Gateway Training Academy (RTO Code: 32305) is a Smart and Skilled provider, offering a range of qualifications under this program.

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What our students are saying

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Amanda R

I am learning so much but I am thoroughly enjoying the training I am receiving. The whole organisation of staff including the teacher are absolutely wonderful.
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Emma T

They were so helpful and understanding!! Gateway Training Academy has taught me so much of what I needed to know for my job, and were so considerate when I was struggling to finish before the deadline. The whole team was so amazing! Thanks to all who helped me during my course!!
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Tarek E

I am extremely grateful to Gateway Training Academy for their exceptional professionalism throughout the training program. Their dedication, expertise, and attention to detail have greatly contributed to my personal and professional growth.
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Mhel M

It’s great. The course is very interesting for me. They have wonderful instructor and specially Ms. Shireen she is very good trainer. The staff are great and nice very approachable. Thank you ❤️
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Glynda M

I am very pleased to be part of the training it is very encouraging and a friendly invironmentand I really enjoyed the training
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