Certificate IV in Ageing Support (Local Students ONLY)


  • Course Code CHC43015
  • Duration 52 weeks (40 weeks of study, 12 weeks of holiday)
  • Location Perth Campus
  • Timetable Monday and Tuesday (8.45 am—5.00 pm)
  • Self Directed Study 4-6 hours
  • Next Intake Date Monthly

Course Outline

This qualification is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of working in a supervisory role within the aged care sector, in facilities such as aged care homes and hostels.

Successful completion of this course can lead to employment in occupations such as:

  • Hostel Supervisor
  • Support Worker
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Day Activity Worker
  • Care Supervisor
  • Care Team Leader
  • Program Coordinator – Social programs

*Please note this course is only offered to local students.

**All WAIFS courses are offered via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

  • Entry Requirements

    Successful completion of Year 11 (or equivalent).

    IELTS score of 5.0 (or equivalent).

  • Work-Based Training

    All students of Certificate IV in Aged Care undertake 240 hours in a work placement, linked to a number of units of competency in the certificate. You would undertake the practical components of their course in the health sector and work alongside qualified professionals, supervised by WAIFS’ trainers and designated supervisors at the host employer.

  • Pathways/Articulation

    Successful completion of this qualification gives you a pathway into other Certificate IV and Diploma level qualifications in the Community Services and Health Training Packages. You may be able to receive exemptions from some subjects based on this qualification.

    For more detailed information about this course, please contact admissions@waifs.wa.edu.au.

  • Domestic Fees

    Tuition Fee: $5250.00

    Materials Fee: $750.00

    A one off $230.00 Enrolment Fee is applicable to process the Application.

    *Course fees may change. This is usually annually on 1 July and typically no more than 4%.

    **Fees quoted are in AUS Dollars.

    *** This course is eligible for funding. Please refer to Future Skills WA.