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Aged Care & Community Services Courses

All aged care courses in Melbourne are fully approved and accredited by the Government of Australia

Are you an Australian Citizen; a holder of a Permanent Visa or a New Zealand citizen?

You may be eligible to study under Government Funding

Learn about Government funding here

Study Aged Care & Community Services either in class or partly online

Covering a broad range of topics, our online aged care & community services courses give you all the knowledge you need to get started in this industry.

From day-to-day tasks to higher level activities such as providing dementia care, our aged care & community services courses cover everything there is to know about working in aged care.

And like most of our other courses, we offer the option of either in class or online studies of our aged care & community services courses, allowing you to receive a quality education without the commute!

Learn more about our in class or online aged care & community services courses and what they involve by getting in touch with our friendly course advisors today - we’ll help you understand what your course involves, as well as how it’s the essential first step to building the career of your dreams.

When you provide support to people in need, you have a direct impact on their quality of life.

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 aged care training services in Melbourne 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.

Government Funding

  1. Government Funding is available for eligible students by the Commonwealth Government of Victoria
  2. Income contingent loans are also available for eligible students through VET - Fee Help

Academia’s aged care & community services courses in Australia

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home & Community)

Code: CHC33015

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.

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Code: CHC43015

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

Code: CHC52015

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.

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 & 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.

Care Assistant or Worker

Growing old can often result in impaired mobility, and in turn, a reduction in freedom and independence.

As a Care Assistant or Worker, you’ll be providing assistance to the elderly by helping with daily living.

In addition to helping them maintain their previous routine and habits, this may include personal care, dressing, eating, and taking medication.

Personal Care Assistant or Worker

Empowering the elderly to live independently, a Personal Care Assistant or Worker helps encourage a person’s capability while also providing care and assistance where needed.

As a personal carer, you’ll help the elderly during their day-to-day activities, run errands, or perform light housekeeping tasks.

Personal Caregiver

Similar to a Personal Care Assistant or Worker, a Personal Caregiver helps with personal care including bathroom functions, hygiene, and dressing.

Your role may also include monitoring and reporting health and behaviour.

It isn’t just physical care, however - as a personal caregiver, you are also a key part in looking after their mental health, providing emotional support and companionship for the older people in your care.

Residential Care Worker

This role is most often performed in residential care facilities or hospitals.

Work alongside professionals such as assistants in nursing and dieticians to provide support for older people who may no longer be able to support themselves.

Your main role is to provide assistance to those in your care, promote their health and safety, and improve their lives. You may also be responsible for organising activities to enhance social and emotional wellbeing.

Career Pathways After Studying Diploma of Community Services

An community services course in Melbourne can open up a world of opportunities

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!)

Career Pathways

  1. Community Care Manager
  2. Coordinator of Volunteer Work
  3. Team Leader
  4. Care Team Leader
  5. Family Services Coordinator
  6. Support Facilitator (Community Services)
  7. Community Housing Resources Worker
  8. Community Development Worker for Social
  9. Community Worker
  10. Aboriginal Housing Worker
  11. Community Services Coordinator
  12. Senior Youth Worker
  13. Disability Team Leader
  14. Support Facilitator (Disability)

Aged Care Courses Melbourne

As our ageing population grows, the demand for qualified aged care workers is soaring, too.

Get the right training and qualification to deliver care and support to those who need it most. Our aged care training services in Melbourne will teach you to become a competent aged care worker eligible for career opportunities across the entire industry.

Study aged care & community services in Australia

Our Melbourne campus offers some of the best aged care & community services courses in Australia

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.

Why Study At Academia?

Nationally Recognised Aged Care Courses

Study at Academia and experience the world

Unlike other institutes, Academia organises and manages your mandatory work placement for you, taking away stress and effort of you trying to find aged care & community services centres by calling or personally visiting on many aged care centres to allow you to undertake work placement with them.

We deliver through a mix of blended online and class-room training to ensure students have flexibility of study whilst receiving 1:1 instruction during class tuition.

Academia is a multi-award winning institute giving our future students certainty that they will receive quality training that leads to real job outcomes.

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Education and Industry Awards

Academia is known as a leader in quality tuition, with our aged care & community services courses recognized by the Industry and the Australian Government.

See for yourself - click below to read our accolades and see our long history of awards.

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Campuses Location & Facilities

Our campuses are situated in the central business district of Melbourne, one of Australia’s most lively and dynamic cities.

Study Aged Care & community services courses at our Melbourne campus. You’ll enjoy a fully equipped campus complete with classrooms and practical labs like a computer lab and Simulated Aged Care lab to give you an authentic, hands-on education.

Finally, free Wi-Fi is available to students across campus.

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Mid-sized institution

We’re a mid-sized institution, and proud of it!

Our size gives you the best of both worlds. You will be treated as an individual at Academia with personalized care and a tailored training plan for students who encounter difficulties in progressing in certain subjects.

At the same time, you’ll enjoy resources that a smaller institute simply won’t be able to offer!

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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 & 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!

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