CERT IV in Aged Care

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CERT IV in Aged Care

The Certificate IV of Aged Care is an esteemed program that generally offers a comprehensive range of knowledge concerning community care and services provided within medical settings to target audiences such as aged persons, or individuals suffering from physical or psychological impairment, etc. It is outlined accurately for overseas students who aspire to gain basic understanding and expertise in the elderly support and assistance industry. This program is chosen by aspirants from around the globe as it works towards the welfare of elder candidates, sick people, and communities backed with dignity, care, and proficiency. It deals with sections like empowerment, interest, and rights of the patients suffering from any kind of illness, aging, disability, and dementia.


52 Weeks

Delivery Mode

Face to Face Delivery


Melbourne, Sydney, Perth

Course CRICOS Code


The basic criterionof course comprises performance of tasks within household under recognised institution policies and facility regulations. Such programs assist applicants to practice roles concerned with the maintenance of patients' wellness through individual support and numerous other residential activities. The overseas workers might offer services for aspirants involving their intricate requirements, and practice within a community centre of aged individuals. A potential aged care specialist must engage in activities like work apprenticeship and backing to advertise empowerment and social contribution which might be furnished as a fragment of activities and courses in various situations including household and community-based occasions.

This program has a crucial part in producing aspirants to deliver a prominent range of support to the aged people and provide vital significance as competent elderly support experts. It promotes professionals who mainly focus on tailoredcare following individualistic based approach and enhance the standard lifestyle for elders. The course of Aged Care Certificate majorly aims at various aspects such as:

  • It provides a comprehensive method of education, combining theoretical and research-based assessments through virtual or physical classroom learning.
  • This program offers a well-organized pattern focussing on basic concepts of aged support.
  • Creative and Communicative training approach with constant engagement and motivation of potential students.
  • Opportunities for practical exposure and skill progression by working in the healthcare employment sector.
  • Focus on research and specialized field skilled understanding and proficiency.
  • A rigid emphasis on individualistic and occupational progression ensuring the competence level of applicants within their professional prospects in elderly support homes.

The Certificate IV of Aged Care program outlines various professional pathways for aspirants who have completed this course successfully. The following are considered esteemed occupational roles for international applicants seeking job opportunities in Australia after completion of such program.

  • Aged Support Specialist: This job positionrequires overseas aspirants to perform various tasks like furnish required care concerning aged people by helping them with individual activities and outline work. Such professionals are mandated to prepare healthy and hygienic food, manage patients’ medication, and feed clients from time to time. The specialized workers are obligated to operate in varied situations which comprise rehabilitation hubs, household services, and medical settings. It focuses mainly on furnishing customers need withsupport in everyday roles such as feeding, providing therapeutic baths, and maintaining patients’ personal hygiene, dressing, etc.   Such experts also administer overall backing data and communicate queries, problems, and concerns to family relatives of patients and healthcare facilitators in case of any inconvenience. Applicant should create friendly bonds with their clients and establish personal connections by displaying compassion and empathy. Moreover, deliver quick responses in scenarios like health and security concerns and lead personal or community-based events to entertain clients and create a positive environment.
  • Household Support Assistant: This career pathway supportscustomer for carrying out day-to-day residential activity, lifestyle proficiency, and individual progression. It practices employment as a fragment of a multifaceted workforce with an emphasis on customer-oriented training allowing clients to settle from previous sufferings. Regular work practice might comprise preparing meals, housekeeping, arranging schedules, engaging in varied activities, and residential tasks with assurance of good care concerning their general health condition. The Household Support Experts furnish 24-hour extensive support within overwhelming shifts. Such workers operate their role with a helpless section of the community which requires interaction in both transcribed and verbal form being a necessary aspect of this profession.  It mandates potential aspirants to possess compassion and kind personality, understand patients' concerns, be non-critical, and build an encouraging and supportive atmosphere for their customers.
  • Workforce Support Manager: The support controller is responsible for various tasks in a leading occupational unit. It usually varies depending on the scale of their business with major obligations and roles to supervise ormanage everyday operations involving a daily evaluation of their workforce performance, make sure that certain tasks have been finished within the fixed time limit, administer expenses, and maintain a valuable standard level of their services. The manager should join hands with distinct departments of its organization to regulate competent and operative functions. Moreover, such supervisor shall also be obligated to design project, create assignments missions, and make sure that such operations are carried out efficiently. Henceforth, managers must furnish valuable feedback concerning their workforce presentation and draft statement addressing senior supervisors on team concerns, growth, and performance.

The key entry requisites for overseas aspirants who aspire to apply for Certificate IV in Aged Care program must meet the following entry prerequisites such as:

An international applicant should be above 18 years old during commencement of the course.

  • The candidates must complete and submit evidence concerning Certificate III of Individual Support which is a foundational entry-level program for overseas applicants to gain skills and knowledge for ensuring care of aged patients with application of secure employment standards for successful customer support. Subsequently, competent individuals who have not finished their Certificate III of Individual Support can also register for varied professional training hubs in several streams on a virtual platform. However, candidates can complete Individual Support of Certificate III within ten weeks of face-to-face classroom sessions. In addition to lecture hall appearance, aspirants should complete 120 hours of workforce apprenticeship.
  • An applicant should also qualify for various forms of English Language Assessment with 5.5 to 6.0 bands in IELTS, 42 points within PTE, under Cambridge Advanced English Test positioning 162 marks, and TOEFL Assessment scoring 46 score or qualify exams like OET with succeeding points up to Grade C and so on. It is a basic requirement as potential candidates are obligated to read paperwork, write reports, and interact with aged patients or various industry specialists. This English Linguistic Proficiency criterion is a mandatory step for the completion of enrollment process being valuable evidence submitted to the apprenticeship organization.
  • Applicants must complete their academic qualification up to Year 10 as per Australian Education Guidelines or finish equivalence level of education. In case aspirants are unable to satisfy academic requisites then they can complete Certificate I within Common Training of Adults where overall span of the program is at least 6 months with detailed understanding concerning interpretation, writing, and analytical reasoning with technical skills.
  • The foreign candidates should furnish valid passports and accurate identification proof of candidates with the latest passport-size photograph to the apprenticeship institution for verifying their character. Otherwise, an overseas candidate shall be mandated to attach proof of residential address to lay evidence concerning individuals’identity including paperwork like financial statement, etc.
  • Before, training and employment stage a potential applicant must finish Domestic Police Verification. An individual should complete the general police authorization credential virtually and furnish hard copies of the document. It can be easily provided to aspirants by visiting the web page of the Federal Police of Australia. On the other hand, candidates can also gather printed copies from postal agencies. Once applicants’ documentation and screening process are complete then individuals can register their application by visiting the postal office or submitting through a virtual platform on their official website.
  • Various apprenticeship centres might demand aspirants to furnish proof of immunization and submit their soft copy of the document as evidence before attaining admissibility for admission. It is anessential step in this industry as aged applicants are prone to acute danger of severe ailmentsor contract a virus to avoid such situations adult patients are required to take vaccination for the health and safety of workers and visitors. An aspirant shall book a slot for taking the vaccine within a contributing vaccination treatment centre in their native region.

Additional Requirements

  • The LLN Assessments must be cleared which includes interpretation, and undertake a variety of written examination with continuous engagement in group or roundtable discussion. Moreover, the delivered mode depends on widespread usage of non-verbal interaction. An applicant can enter Certificate IV of the Aged Care program after qualifying Linguistic, Literary and Numerical Competence [LLN] Test under the necessary ACSF [Skilled Central Framework of Australia] grade.
  • An individual must hold physical well-being as such professionals are required to operate a broad range of roles which demand bodily strength to engage in several physical exercises like equipping direct individualised support comprising therapeutic baths, delivery and helping patients with flexibility, with varied labour-intensive working roles. It notifies team members during registration if applicants have any kind of physical disability or challenges as such medical situation restricts candidates from joining training organization in the hands-on unit of apprenticeship and examination. As per constructive recommendation, it enables individuals to create fair adjustments in their training and evaluation strategy.

The Certificate IV of Aged Care program has overall 18 components which is essential to qualify this course. It includes 15 core sections and 3 elective segments as per their course regulations.

Core Section Elective Segment
•    Support the concerns and rights of customers
•    Assist the empowerment of aged candidates
•    Manage the facilities for elder people
•    Aid and Participate with aged individuals in danger
•    Deliver Care to aspirants suffering from dementia
•    Administer personal facility preparation and transportation assistance.
•    Satisfy individual care and attention requirements
•    Care for independent and wellness matters of clients
•    Provide backing in relationships with caretakers and family members.
•    Engage in the workforce with varied aspirants.
•    Supervise legitimate and moral agreements.
•    Offer support facilities through the usage of relaxing tactic
•    Progress and Coordinate communication and collaborated partnership
•    Identify physical wellness structure
•    Monitor secure occupational standards and norms for direct customer support.
•    Help customers with treatment and medicine
•    Manage and Follow medication from time to time
•    Practice tasks effectively within older community support residences.


An overseas applicant who aspires to pursue Certificate IV of Aged Support program is required to make a prescribed payment overall to study this course certification. On the other hand, aspirants can also pay academic fees in instalments which helps candidates in varied settings. This option is available for individuals to complete payment on a uniform basis within the set duration of the entire program. The fee structure and deadline for completion of payments shall be determined by the recognized educational institution of the nation which may vary from course to course. If applicants wants to learn about Certificate IV of Aged Care session intake admission period and timeline of fee completion then they can contact the admission authorities of the respective academic establishment. Enrollment in esteemed university can be lodged by candidates as per their preference like virtual or non-virtual classroom sessions, check intake schedules and total duration of the program. However, certificate IV of Aged Care might require overseas applicants to pay tuition fees of up to $11,999 approximately which may differ as per guidelines of accredited institutions.

International candidates who hold relevant expertise and proficiency achieved through distinctive platforms where such pathway is accredited by the Prior Learning Recognition [RPL] procedure. In its furtherance potential applicant who has progressed the RPL application form package for the Certificate IV course of Aged Support shall be delivered with a specialized kit that gives additional details concerning the Prior Recognition Learning technique. Otherwise, eligible applicants can also communicate with the potential management workforce to acquire supplementary information.

A learner is not obligated to revise any section or component in which candidate has been beforehand monitored as eligible, unless a governing prerequisite mandates herein. If aspirants submit appropriate proof showing successful completion ofa segment or part of any RTO then applicants shall be qualified for specific component. Whereas, if the program of Certificate IV comprises any non-equivalence component of eligibility then a detailed observation shall be conducted to analyse the similarity of the academics with the required section furnished at Nurse Apprenticeship before approving accreditation.     

It has been mentioned specifically that acknowledgment for past academics shall not be considered as RPL [Prior Recognition Learning]. This pathway is an evaluation-based option for examining the eligibility of candidates. However, demonstrating credit is critically finding the equivalent ground in content and knowledge result among distinct forms of studies and prerequisites beforeinitiated and finished effectively.

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