*Domestic students are only required to attend practical & lecture sessions.
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:
Minimum age of 18 years
Year 11 Australian Senior High School Certificate or equivalent with full academic results
Upper-Intermediate English (equivalent to 5.5 academic IELTS)
Photo ID and evidence of citizenship (international students must provide copy of passport)
Basic computing skills including use of Microsoft Office programmes, in addition to hardware requirements of a portable computer with keyboard, pointing device, speaker, camera and microphone, and a broadband internet connection.
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.
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:
|Certificate IV Ageing Support 2023 Intake Training Plan|
|Date||Duration (week)||Unit Code||Unit Name||Assessment Due Date|
|02 Jan-22 Jan||3||CHCPRP001||Develop and Maintain networks and collaborative Partner||22-Jan|
|23 Jan- 12 Feb||3||CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people||12-Feb|
|13 Feb-26 Feb||2||CHCAGE005||Provide Support to people living with dementia||26-Feb|
|27 Feb-12 Mar||2||CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||12-Mar|
|13 Mar-26 Mar||2||CHCCCS015||Provide Individualised Support||26-Mar|
|27 Mar-09 April||2||CHCPAL001||Deliver Case Services using a Palliative Approach||9-Apr|
|10-16 April School Break|
|17 April-30 April||2||CHCAGE002||Implement falls prevention strategies||30-Apr|
|01 May- 7 May||1||HLTAID011||Provide First Aid|
|08 May- 21 May||2||CHCDIV001||Work with Diverse People||21-May|
|22 May-11 June||3||CHCAGE004||Implement interventions for older people at risk||11-Jun|
|12 June- 25 June||2||CHCLEG003||Manage Legal and Ethical Compliance||25-Jun|
|26 June- 09 July||2||HLTWHS002||Follow Safe work practices for direct client care||9-Jul|
|10 July-23 July||2||HLTAAP001||Healthy Body System||23-Jul|
|24 July- 13 Aug||3||CHCCCS023||Support independence and well being||13-Aug|
|14 Aug-27 Aug||2||CHCCCS025||Support Relationships with carers and families||27-Aug|
|28 Aug-17 Sept||3||CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients||17-Sep|
|18 Sept- 24 Sept||1||CHCAGE003||Coordinate Services for Older People||15-Oct|
|25 Sept- 01 Oct School Break|
|02 Oct- 15 Oct||2||CHCAGE003||Coordinate Services for Older People||15-Oct|
|16 Oct-05 Nov||3||CHCCCS006||Facilitate individual Service Planning and Delivery||5-Nov|
|06 Nov- 26 Nov||3||CHCPRP001||Develop and Maintain networks and collaborative Partner||26-Nov|
|27 Nov- 17 Dec||3||CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people||17-Dec|
|18 Dec – 31 Dec Christmas Break|
2023 Academic Calendar & Intake Dates:
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Note: information provided for guidance only, may change without notice.
|Domestic / Permanent Resident||Campus
|Certificate IV in Ageing Support||52 weeks||$5,000||HBT||Monthly|
Enrolment Fee: $250
Material Fee: $250
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.
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.
Our low fees are designed to make education accessible to all students, and we provide a range of funding options, and customised payment schedules.
We offer more than 200 different package and pathway options to award-winning Australian universities, like Griffith and UTAS.
Our college caters to learners of all academic backgrounds and English levels, with a huge range of free study support and tutoring options.
Our hyper-focused training programmes are designed to get students out into industry, with exactly the skills that industry demand.
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.
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.
I received a job offer from Goodstart Early Learning after my work placement. This is not possible without my trainer-Adam’s guidance!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.”
“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.”