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What will I learn?

Students who have completed their Certificate III in Individual Support may choose to accelerate their learning with Imagine Education’s Certificate IV in Ageing Support (upgrade).

You will primarily work in residential facilities learning activities related to maintaining an individual’s wellbeing. You may provide services to individuals with complex needs, and work with groups of older people. You will report to service managers, liaise with professional and other service providers, and may be required to supervise other workers.

You will also complete at least 120 hours of work in a high-quality aged care centre (three weeks practical in a consecutive block), to gain the confidence and training to become another of Imagine’s success stories in this industry!

Career outcomes

Accommodation support worker; hostel supervisor; personal care worker; care supervisor; social programs coordinator; care team leader; residential care worker; day activity worker; support worker.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Community Services



Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (39 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$4,500.00 (2,44,831) per year
Aged care resources fee: AUD $200; Enrolment fee: AUD $250
Start date

4 July 2022, 1 August 2022, 15 August 2022, 22 August 2022, 29 August 2022, 12 September 2022, 10 October 2022, 24 October 2022, 7 November 2022, 14 November 2022, 21 November 2022


Ashmore Campus

151 Currumburra Road,



4214, GOLD COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Students need to be 15 years old and are required to have reading, writing and comprehension skills equivalent to Year 10 pass level to successfully complete the Certificate level courses.

Overseas students English Proficiency Level will be tested prior to the commencement of Vocational Education and Training Courses. Imagine Education Australia requires an IELTS 5.5 with no band less than 5, or equivalent (as determined by Imagine Education Australia).