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 CHC40212 Certificate IV in Home and Community Care - School of Community Services

Delivered at Murrindindi Training Institute using Continuing Education and Arts Centre of Alexandra (CEACA) as the RTO, the Certificate IV in Home and Community Care is recognised as appropriate training for people wishing to improve their skills, knowledge/or employment opportunities in the field of Home and Community Care within the community services sector.

Students wishing to undertake this course will require a Unique Student Identifier (USI), unless exempt from the USI scheme. Students can obtain a USI at usi.gov.au (external link). 

Once completed, possible employment opportunities include;

  • Assistant coordinator
  • Assistant team leader
  • Care team leader
  • Community house worker
  • In-home respite care
  • Personal care worker
  • Senior community care worker
  • Support worker

Course Outline
The course is aimed at those who are intending to or already work within the aged care sector and are wanting to improve their skills and knowledge.  

Delivery: One day per week in face-to-face classes for 12 months
Location: Murrindindi Training Institute (MTI) on 20 Cooper Street Alexandra Victoria
Placement: 150 hours of practical placement to be done in 2 blocks of two weeks (if currently employed in the industry this can be used as practical placement)
Study time: Additional time needed to study outside of class times (Up to 5 - 10 hours per week)

Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS) - Coming soon.
The CEACA 2015 TAS for CHC40108 Certificate IV in Aged Care has comprehensive and highly detailed course information, currency of training package, target learners, duration and amount of training including the breakdown of hours, pathways, entry requirements, support services students can expect, resource list as well as a course structure and delivery plan. 

Delivery and assessment modes
Classroom based, practical with components of assessment include written work, projects, portfolio, on-job tasks, observations or combination of all. 

Entry requirements
  • 18 years old at time of enrolment
  • There are 3 entry requirement (ER) units which must be completed before commencing the Certificate IV in Home and Community Care (Credit transfers are accepted - must provide evidence). View the course flyer below to see the entry requirement units. 
  • Prospective students must have completed a pre-enrolment interview and short assessment to determine the course suitability
  • Satisfactory police check*
  • Basic computer skills incorporating internet and Microsoft Word skills 
  • Language, literacy and numeracy skills

*or be willing to obtain at enrolment at own expense. 

2015 Course Fees
The current 2015 course fees are below *fees are subject to change in later years.

Fee for service $3,800
Eligible funded* $1,580   
Eligible concession*    $795

Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG)
*In order to be eligible for funding participants must meet the requirements of the Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG). Eligibility is determined by CEACA on enrolment once an enrolment form has been completed. 

Payment Plan
CEACA provides a payment plan to participants for paying off their course fees during the duration of the course and/or year.
A mandatory $400 deposit must be paid on enrolment which is deducted from the total course fee. The remaining fees are then divided into three instalments for payment. 

There is no VET-FEE-HELP available for this course.     

Accessing the VTG may impact students wishing to undertakew further government subsidised training.

Further information
The home and community care course flyer with more comprehensive information is available, click here

CEACA Policies and Procedures
To view CEACA policies please view student information for details. 

Credit transfers and recognition of prior learning are available for this course, please view student information for details. 


This training and delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. 

Should you have any further questions please call us on 03 5772 1238

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