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Make a difference to the lives of older and vulnerable people - enrol in one of Australia’s leading aged care & community services courses with Academia.
Aged care & community services workers are more than just caretakers - they also have a direct impact on people’s quality of life, freedom and wellbeing.
If you are passionate about caring for the elderly and the vulnerable and making a real difference to their day-to-day life, Academia’s aged care & community services courses are for you!
Our courses are fully approved and accredited by the Australian Government, and help you develop real skills that you can apply in the future.
With plentiful job opportunities thanks to growing demand for qualified carers and an ageing population, the aged care & community services sector is one that promises plentiful demand for qualified, well-trained staff.
Our courses are designed to offer a mix of in-class and on-the-job training, guided by qualified trainers with an average of 10 years’ experience in their respective fields.
Start your career with Academia: explore our aged care & community services courses today.
The Certificate III qualification enables you to provide care to individuals in need through residential aged care facilities or community settings (like home care).
Through classroom-based learning along with 120 hours of placement in an aged care facility, you’ll gain valuable skills to care for the elderly and enter the industry.
Future career roles may include home care worker, personal care assistant, or community support worker.
This course is offered at Academia’s Melbourne campus.
The Certificate IV in Ageing Support builds on the skills acquired in the Certificate III. It arms students with additional skills and knowledge to complete specialised tasks within residential or community-based aged care.
Strive for a leadership role with the right qualification: with your Certificate IV, possible job outcomes include team leader.
This course is offered at Academia’s Melbourne campus, and includes 160 hours of placement in an aged care facility.
Diploma of Community Services provides you with specialised skills in community services while working autonomously under broad directions from senior management.
Strive for a leadership role with the right qualification: with your Diploma of Community Services, you will maximise your employment potential and the best way to do this is through this course and its industry work placement.
This course is offered at Academia’s Melbourne campus, and includes 400 hours of placement in an community services facility.
As a rapidly-growing industry, your aged care course is the ticket into an industry full of rewarding and satisfying work, plentiful job opportunities and fantastic long-term career prospects.
Of course, you first need to get qualified!
The right aged care course can open doors for you.
If you have a caring attitude, a positive outlook, and a kind and nurturing personality, aged care & Community Services could be for you! Discover some possible career outcomes after studying the Certificate III or IV in aged care or Diploma of Community Services with Academia.
This qualification could help you to achieve your career goals in Community Services. It may help you advance to such job roles including (but certainly not limited to!)
With aged care & community services courses in Melbourne that are designed to give your career the best possible start.
We believe that the best way to learn is by “doing”. You’ll benefit from an aged care & community services course in Melbourne that combines classroom learning with more hands-on activities designed to replicate real-world aged care & community services centres, as well as the type of work you’ll do.
Not only that, but we also have partnerships with countless aged care & community services facilities around Melbourne, built up over the years.
Use our connections to the industry to gain experience, complete the placement part of your aged care & community services course in Melbourne and possibly even find work afterwards!
Learn more about our aged care & community services courses in Melbourne.
Australia is in the midst of an ever-increasing ageing population, with the number of Aussies aged over 65 and 85 heading in an upwards trajectory since 2007.
We’re living longer, and as a result, the aged care & community services sector is going through some changes.
For example, many older Aussies, in good health, wish to remain in their homes for longer. This has resulted in a demand specifically for community-based care, where carers work in a personal capacity with their client, in their client’s own home.
There’s no better time to enter the rewarding and booming aged care & community services sector. Academia is excited to guide you along the next stage of your journey!