Aged care courses in Melbourne: why you should choose Academia!

aged care courses in Melbourne

Sure, you want to make a difference in other people’s lives.

You’re excited to meet different people.

The idea of helping others as part of your everyday work life thrills you.

Aged care offers all of this and more, making it the perfect career for those who are keen to make a positive difference in others’ lives.

Before you dive into the career of your dreams, you’ll need the right training and qualification!

Academia offers certified aged care courses in Melbourne for local and international students alike who are interested in making a true difference in the lives of the elderly.

If you’re looking for an educational institution that will kick-start your career in aged care, Academia is the best. And here’s why!

You’ll have the opportunity to study in Melbourne

Are you an interstate or overseas student that dreams of living, studying, and working in Melbourne?

We don’t blame you – we are one of the world’s most liveable cities, after all. We’ve got arts, events, an amazing food culture… everything you need for a great lifestyle.

And you can enjoy all of this when you choose to study aged care with Academia.

Our aged care courses in Melbourne are held in our Lonsdale Street campus, in the middle of all the city life action (and close by to all our excellent public transport services!)

This allows you to enjoy everything Melbourne has to offer. You’re free to pop off to one of Melbourne’s cafes, go on a quick shopping trip or simply take in the atmosphere between classes.

We know moving cities can be hard – luckily, our student welfare services offer support with all those details, including accommodation and employment for the duration of your studies.

Hands-on aged care training

Your interest, passion, and character may well fit a career in aged care, but without hands-on training and skills, you might find yourself struggling in the workplace.

In many cases, theory and classroom lessons don’t exactly translate into practical application.

We understand that – that’s why in addition to classroom lessons taught by qualified trainers who have an average of 10 years’ experience in the field of aged care, you’ll also experience a mix of in-class and on-the-job training too.

Our workshops replicate real-world situations you might face during your career.

This gives you the opportunity to put theory into action, as well as figure out how to use specialist equipment such as supports.

Additionally, you’ll also be placed into a real-world aged care facility, exposing you to a variety of unique scenarios you may experience in the aged care industry.

Certified and trusted by our previous students

Academia offers high-quality training to every student who wishes to pursue a career in aged care.

You don’t just have to take our word for it, however – check out what previous students have to say about our aged care courses in Melbourne!

With hundreds of students who studied aged care with us, we can truly say that we are good at what we do. Many of our aged care alumni are now thriving in their careers.

Not only that, but we’re also a multi-award winner!

We’ve been recognised on multiple occasions as one of the best mid-sized training institutions in the industry, with multiple awards for the outcomes we offer international students in particular.

Aged care courses that prepare you for your career

Aged care is a broad industry, with a variety of career paths and specialisations open to students, including:

  • Home care worker or personal care assistant
  • Aged care worker
  • Respite aged care
  • Specialist aged care

Academia provides comprehensive and accredited aged care courses that will prepare you for the career you’ve always dreamed of.

Our aged care courses in Melbourne give you a wide set of skills that prepare you for a career in aged care, no matter which direction you decide is perfect for you.

Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015)

Aiming to work in a community or residential aged care facility?

A Certificate III in Individual Support teaches you everything you need to provide personal care to the elderly delivered through face-to-face, workshops, and hands-on training by our highly qualified staff.

Additionally, your lessons and training will be supplemented by a 150-hour work placement with one of our aged care partners.

Learn more about Certificate III in Individual Support.

Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC33015)

If your goal is to enter a more specialised or niche part of the aged care industry, a Certificate IV in Ageing Support is the ticket for you.

In addition to all the competencies included in a Certificate III in Individual Support, you’ll also receive training in:

  • Developing and implementing strategies
  • Coordinating services
  • Managing interventions for at-risk clients
  • Palliative and holistic care
  • Management and supervision tasks

Through this course, you can learn how to lead a team and carry out activities and services for elderly clients with special needs.

Learn more about Certificate IV in Ageing Support.

Study aged care in Melbourne with Academia!

Unlike many other institutions, Academia is a mid-sized institute – and we’re keen to stay that way.

Why’s that? It’s simple: a smaller intake means smaller and more intimate classes, which means more individual focus and support and therefore, better educational outcomes for you!

If you have questions about our aged care courses, feel free to get in touch with us today, and we will be happy to help!