Open Colleges

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43015Open Colleges
Up to 18 monthsself-paced
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Why study this course

  • Learn to provide quality care and support to older Australians in their home or in a residential care setting
  • Prepare to enter the aged care industry or to take the next step in your career by learning to supervise others
  • Study online and at your own pace before putting theory into practice and gaining practical skills through a dedicated work placement


This course meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualifications Framework

Entry requirements

  • Be over 18 years of age; AND
  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to completion of Year 12; AND
  • Have access to a computer with high speed internet; AND
  • Have basic computing skills and the ability to make a short video; AND
  • Have a level of physical fitness that would allow you to undertake tasks in an aged care settings

Where is this course offered?

This course is delivered entirely online, so you can:

  • Study from anywhere and choose when you want to fit study into your week
  • Access all study materials, assessments, and student support services
  • Achieve the same qualification as someone studying in a classroom

Find out more about online courses and the benefits of studying online.

What you’ll learn

In this course you will learn to:

  • Support people living with dementia
  • Assist with medication
  • Respond holistically to client issues
  • Provide services to clients with complex needs
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance

Enquire with Open Colleges to find out more about the course content, units, and what you’ll learn.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Open Colleges to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Open Colleges can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

As part of this course you must complete 120 hours of work placement. This must be undertaken in a registered aged care facility, respite care facility, day care centre, home care environment or community support setting.

Enquire with Open Colleges to find out more about credit, RPL, or work placement.

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Support and delivery

When you study online with Open Colleges, you will have access to:

  • A Student Support Team who are available via phone, live chat and email to help with any administrative issues. They can provide assistance with enrolment, updates on your course progress and help with work placement queries.
  • A Learning Support Team made up of former teachers, trainers and academics who can provide study tips and tricks, advice on research strategies and help you use OpenSpace, your online campus
  • Academic assistance from your trainers who are available to help with any course content questions and will provide feedback on your assessments
  • Career support via a range of resources including resume tips, a career change guide, quizzes and information on career pathways

Find out more about this course

Open Colleges

Certificate IV in Ageing SupportCHC43015

You may wish to discuss the following with Open Colleges:

  • Course price
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
  • Support with sourcing placements

Submit an enquiry direct to Open Colleges.

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Certificate IV in Ageing SupportCHC43015

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