Aged Care

Certificate IV in Ageing Support




52 weeks

Domestic Fee



120 hours






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What study modes are available?

  • Entirely On Campus
  • Entirely Online (Face to Face)
  • Entirely Online (Self-study)
  • Mixed Mode (Part On-Campus & Online)

*Domestic students are only required to attend practical & lecture sessions.

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From this qualification, you could get a head start on your career in ageing care services with the intermediate-level qualification. This course will set you up to work in a number of community services settings, or pursue further education at a diploma level or higher.

About this Course:

This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services. Workers will 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.

Students are required to attend 120 hours of work placement in aged care hour or community care facilities.

This course has a minimum of 15 supervised scheduled face to face course contact hours on campus per week as well as 5 distance / online education hours per week. This comes to a total of 20 hours per week. Students are also required to undertake reading, activities, research, assessments and homework.

What You’ll Learn:

  • recognising healthy body systems
  • understanding person-centred support
  • advocating for people with ageing
  • working to support people with age to meet their goals

Career Outcomes




Minimum age of 18 years

Education & Experience Requirements

Year 11 Australian Senior High School Certificate, or equivalent (e.g. completion of Year 12 or High School in the students home country) with full academic results.

English Language

Upper-Intermediate English (equivalent to 5.5 academic or general IELTS)

Required Identification

Photo ID and evidence of citizenship (international students must provide copy of passport)

Computer Skills & Equipment

Students on this course require computer access for learning purposes and to complete course assessments. As such, learners must have beginner/intermediate computing skills including use of Microsoft Office programmes, in addition to hardware requirements of a desktop or portable computer with keyboard, pointing device, speaker, web camera and microphone, and a broadband internet connection.

Additional Requirements

Applicants for this course must be able to make themselves available to undertake the industry placement that forms part of the training and assessment activity. Students must be fully vaccinated against COVID19 prior to undertaking placement.

Further Information

Students who are unable to meet the academic or English language criteria may in some cases be eligble to undertake our Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test. Criteria may change at any time without notice. Additional English language requirements may apply to international applicants from non-English speaking backgrounds wishing to articulate on a visa package into a university programme.


The training package does not have any entry requirement, but NIET’s specific course entry requirements are:


  • 16 years old or above
    Completion of Year 12 / High School overseas or Australian
    Year 11 or equivalent


  • IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent
    Pass NIET LLN test



Fortnight 1-20

  • The students will be learning how to support aged care clients such as implementing safe work practices including infection control, understanding care plans and writing case notes, supporting the clients’ independence and wellbeing and communicating and collaborating effectively with clients, families and co-workers. They will also learn how to empower the client, maintain their duty of care and meet the personal support needs of older people.  

Fortnight 21-26

  • The students will be completing their 120 hours of work placement at a suitable aged care facility or with a respite/community organisation.  
Certificate IV Ageing Support 2023 Intake Training Plan
DateDuration (week)Unit CodeUnit NameAssessment Due Date
02 Jan-22 Jan3CHCPRP001Develop and Maintain networks and collaborative Partner22-Jan
23 Jan- 12 Feb3CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people12-Feb
13 Feb-26 Feb2CHCAGE005Provide Support to people living with dementia26-Feb
27 Feb-12 Mar2CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs12-Mar
13 Mar-26 Mar2CHCCCS015Provide Individualised Support26-Mar
27 Mar-09 April2CHCPAL001Deliver Case Services using a Palliative Approach9-Apr
10-16 April School Break
17 April-30 April2CHCAGE002Implement falls prevention strategies30-Apr
01 May- 7 May1HLTAID011Provide First Aid
08 May- 21 May2CHCDIV001Work with Diverse People21-May
22 May-11 June3CHCAGE004Implement interventions for older people at risk11-Jun
12 June- 25 June2CHCLEG003Manage Legal and Ethical Compliance25-Jun
26 June- 09 July2HLTWHS002Follow Safe work practices for direct client care9-Jul
10 July-23 July2HLTAAP001Healthy Body System23-Jul
24 July- 13 Aug3CHCCCS023Support independence and well being13-Aug
14 Aug-27 Aug2CHCCCS025Support Relationships with carers and families27-Aug
28 Aug-17 Sept3CHCADV001Facilitate the interests and rights of clients17-Sep
18 Sept- 24 Sept1CHCAGE003Coordinate Services for Older People15-Oct
25 Sept- 01 Oct School Break
02 Oct- 15 Oct2CHCAGE003Coordinate Services for Older People15-Oct
16 Oct-05 Nov3CHCCCS006Facilitate individual Service Planning and Delivery5-Nov
06 Nov- 26 Nov3CHCPRP001Develop and Maintain networks and collaborative Partner26-Nov
27 Nov- 17 Dec3CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people17-Dec
18 Dec – 31 Dec Christmas Break



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


Unit Code
Unit Name
Implement falls prevention strategies
Provide first aid
Provide individualised support


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Schedule & Campus

Hobart Intake Dates

2023 Academic Calendar & Intake Dates:
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Hobart Tuition Fees

Course NameCourse
Domestic / Permanent ResidentCampus
Certificate IV in Ageing Support52 weeks$5,000HBTMonthly

Additional Fees:

Enrolment Fee: $250
Material Fee: $250

Hobart Study & Schedule

Lecture (F2F Online)
Lecture (On-Campus)
Practical (Offsite)
Practical (On Campus)
Supervised Training (Online)
Tutorial (F2F Online)
Tutorial (On Campus)
Session Recorded

Group A

aXcelerate Online
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sherwin Thiarhia
Room 4
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sherwin Thiarhia
Room 4
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Sherwin Thiarhia
Room 4
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sherwin Thiarhia
Room 4
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Sherwin Thiarhia

Hobart Course TRAINERS

Sherwin Thiarhia

Sherwin Thiarhia is currently working as the Coordinator of the Health and Community Services faculty at National Institute of Education and Technology (NIET) Hobart.He is also training and assessing Diploma of Community Services, Certificate IV in Ageing Support, Certificate III in Individual Support and First Aid.

Sherwin has a shared passion for teaching and supporting people in aged care and disability. Apart from teaching, he is working as a casual support worker and volunteering in the community services.
Previously, he has worked as Registered Nurse overseas and exposed in Emergency room, Intensive Care Unit and Medical ward.

Sherwin has achieved qualifications in Australia such as Certificate III in Individual Support, Diploma of Community Services, Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management.
Sherwin is a member of Australian Resuscitation Council.
His goal is to create a safe and inspiring learning environment for the students that fosters inclusivity and motivation.

Hobart Campus & Facilities

Your Campus

Getting settled in Hobart

Based right in Salamanca Place, NIET Group Hobart Centre is a regional campus delivering one of Tasmania’s largest private vocational offerings. Located high on the fourth floor, views reach out across the Derwent river, with the campus affording study spaces tailor designed for learning & study. Hospitality students also benefit from proximity to outstanding venues located nearby.

Built for Diverse Learners

The facility offers functional classrooms, modest breakout spaces, and equipped massage clinic and training facility, with the capability to offer walk-in massage therapy.

Session Locations

  • Online Learning Portal

Our online learning portal, aXcelerate, is where you will find your assessments and study materials – it’s a fun environment to complete your “Supervised Hours” online as part of your self study.

It’s also the place where you connect with your trainer, ask any questions and get help with your studies! 🥳

Hobart Room 4
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • TV

Here's what our Certificate IV in Ageing Support students think

See why more than 8000 students have chosen NIET

Kellen Yang
Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Thanks to my trainer Sherwin, he is very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful to students. Walking distance from the campus to Salamanca place, lots of nice cafes and restaurants there, very convenient location.

Why study with ?

Very Affordable.

Our low fees are designed to make education accessible to all students, and we provide a range of funding options, and customised payment schedules.

Lots of Pathway Options.

We offer more than 200 different package and pathway options to award-winning Australian universities, like Griffith and UTAS.

Accessible Entry Requirements.

Our college caters to learners of all academic backgrounds and English levels, with a huge range of free study support and tutoring options.

Just the education you need.

Our hyper-focused training programmes are designed to get students out into industry, with exactly the skills that industry demand.

How do I apply?

Our application process is free, easy & there’s no obligation.


Submit an Application

It’s free, takes around 5 minutes, and helps our team make sure you’re eligible. If you have any questions, for example around how to pay, funding, schedule, placement etc, ask them at the same time.


Accept your letter of offer

Our team will send you a letter of offer for you to accept. Send it back, pay your enrolment fee, then our incredible Admissions team will send you an onboarding pack, and schedule in your classes. Welcome onboard!

Great learning experience! A very welcoming environment with a great location in Hobart City! Huge thanks to trainer Jean for his enthusiasm and dedication.

Rajitha Pathum

I received a job offer from Goodstart Early Learning after my work placement. This is not possible without my trainer-Adam’s guidance!

Sunny Yang

I enrolled in NIET while starting a new life in Tasmania. I received lots of help from the administration and teachers. I used to struggle a lot to do my assignments. Dimpy has helped me with one-on-one consultations after classes. Classes were very engaging and interactive. Overall, I had an amazing experience with NIET.

Pragati Koirala

This course is well tailored and provides me with a good understanding of community service industry. Rhea is knowledgeable and provides excellent assistance. NIET provides students with excellent facilities and resources. Highly recommend NIET Hobart!

Olivia Mathews

I highly recommend Advanced Diploma of Translating. Da Teng is very helpful and supportive to all students and thanks to him, I passed NAATI and became a certified translator. I also improved my English a lot from this course. It was a great learning experience.

Michy W.

I am really happy to share my thoughts on my Trainer Dimpy Rani. She is approachable and informative when teaching students. She puts so much effort for every student to thrive professionally. She is not only a trainer, but also a motivational speaker, who knows how to boost the confidence in her students. I am thankful to the whole NIET STAFF for their support and services during the course.

Faisal Shehzad

Great experience with a great teacher, Mr. Alvin. When classes were online, despite the time differences, Alvin still managed to bring everyone together and maintain an engaging class. He’s always open for discussions and dedicated to help students achieving their goals.

James Bastos

I’m very grateful to Yanna, Jess and Bri for always helping and pushing be to be better! Going to campus was always so amazing that it never felt like studying, it was something I really enjoyed to be part of. I’m gonna miss so much the trainers and everything. Thanks for creating an amazing environment to us. I had great moments and I learned so much that I will never forget.


“NIET offers flexible classes for me so I could still meet my family responsibilities while getting my certificate. Now I started my dream jobs so I and my family are very happy that I started my study at NIET.”

Sarah T

“I can utilise the skills gained from my business study course. I have met wonderful people throughout my study journey – from my study group and trainers to very helpful student services staff. My experience with NIET has been a very rewarding one. I have applied my knowledge and skills to real world experiences, and can really see the benefits it brings to my own business.”

Sarah R
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