Aged Care Courses
All courses are fully approved and accredited by the Government of Australia
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When you provide support to the elderly, you have a direct impact on their quality of life.
Make a difference to the lives of older people - enrol in one of Australia’s leading aged care courses with Academia.
Aged care 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 making a real difference to their day-to-day life, Academia’s aged care 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 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 courses today.
- Government Funding is available for eligible students by the Commonwealth Government of Victoria
- Income contingent loans are also available for eligible students through VET - Fee Help
Academia’s aged care courses in Australia
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 to 150 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 120 hours of placement in an aged care facility.
Career Pathways After Studying Aged Care
An aged care course in Melbourne can open up a world of opportunities
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 could be for you! Discover some possible career outcomes after studying the Certificate III or IV in aged care with Academia.
Study aged care in Australia
Our Melbourne campus offers some of the best aged care courses in Australia
With aged care 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 course in Melbourne that combines classroom learning with more hands-on activities designed to replicate real-world aged care centres, as well as the type of work you’ll do.
Not only that, but we also have partnerships with countless aged care 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 course in Melbourne and possibly even find work afterwards!
Learn more about our aged care courses in Melbourne.
Australia’s Ageing Population
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 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 sector. Academia is excited to guide you along the next stage of your journey!
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