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Australia’s Leading Childcare and Aged Care Courses

All courses are fully approved and accredited by the Government of Australia

Want a career where you can make a real difference?

Of course you do - who wouldn’t?

When it comes to making an impact, there are few professions as impactful as childcare and aged care.

Academia's school of Community Services offers accredited training that will help you become a competent worker in either childcare or aged care facilities.

Start a long and rewarding career in childcare or aged care with Academia. We offer courses that allow you to turn your passion for caring both the young and old into a long-term and rewarding career.

Taught by qualified and experienced trainers, you will enjoy a mix of in-class lectures, workshops and on-the-job training that will prepare you for work in either industry.

Government funding exists for eligible students by the Commonwealth Government of Victoria as does income contingent loans through VET – Fee Help by the Commonwealth Government of Australia.

Aged Care Courses

Thanks to Australia’s aging population, there’s increasing demand for aged care services

And with that comes plentiful job opportunities!

Aged care offers a rewarding career option with plenty of opportunities. Of course, you’ll need to become certified, first.

And that’s something Academia’s aged care courses in Melbourne can help with!

Certificate III in Individual Support

Code: CHC33015

Learn the skills that you need when you work for residential and community aged care facilities.

Meet the personal support needs of the aged and elderly, as well as how to provide support to people living with dementia, disabilities and other special medical conditions.

You’ll learn how to apply safety work practices for client care and comply with infection prevention and control policies needed for you to know when you work in an aged care facility.

Certificate III in Individual Support at Academia provides you with a supportive learning environment where there are theoretical-based lectures, tutorials, workshops, and practical training by our highly qualified staff.

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Code: CHC43015

Want to take your aged care career to the next level?

Grow in your career in aged care as you take leadership and management roles in a residential or community aged care facility.

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.

With a focus on more advanced roles in aged care such as legal and ethical compliance, fall prevention strategies and coordinating services, our Certificate IV in Ageing Support helps you strive for leadership roles.

Enter the aged care industry with a more comprehensive set of skills and greater promotion potential.

Academia’s Childcare Courses

Leave a positive impact on young children and set them up for life

Child care workers are more than just babysitters. What happens during early childhood sets the stage for the rest of a child’s life.

A healthy home environment is key to healthy, well-rounded adults - and so too is a childcare centre or facility that nourishes children and promotes healthy childhood development.

This puts a lot of weight on those who operate and work in childcare centres - are you up for the task?

If so, you’ll need to start by finding the best education possible.

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Code: CHC30113

Jumpstart your career in childcare!

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care gives you all the tools and skills you’ll need to start your career in childcare.

You won’t just learn how to care for children, either - as part of our childcare courses in Melbourne and Brisbane, you will also learn about what you can do to help children achieve key developmental milestones and promote healthy childhood development.

Upon completing this Certificate you’ll know all there is about the basics of childcare, as well as how to deal with all the challenges and demands you’ll face on a day-to-day basis in the childcare industry.

This holistic approach towards childhood development teaches you how to set children up for life, as well as identify and respond to children at risk and build the safest, healthiest environment.

Apply approved learning frameworks and provide support for the holistic development of children, even in their early childhood development.

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Code: CHC50113

Feel like you’re management material? The Diploma in Childhood Education and Care can help you turn those dreams into reality!

Planning to start your own childcare facility or lead a team of childhood educators?

Managing a team of people while simultaneously providing high-quality care to young children requires an entirely different skill set.

And that means a different certification is needed.

As part of the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, you’ll learn how to plan, create and implement programs for early childhood services.

In addition to everyday childcare responsibilities, as part of this Diploma, you will also learn how to:

  1. Design and implement curriculums to foster a child’s learning and development
  2. Apply sustainable practices in service operations
  3. Practicing approved learning framework
  4. Providing mentoring support to colleagues

Learn everything there is about licensing, accreditation, duties and responsibilities that come with operating a childcare facility.

If you fancy yourself as a leader, manager or even director, then this is the Diploma for you!

Why Study At Academia?

Why Study At Academia?

Study at Academia and experience the world

In addition to our Australian Students, Academia has on average over 50 nationalities attending our Vocational and English courses at any point in time.

Connect with other students all over the globe when you study in our Aged Care and Childcare courses.

That isn’t the only way we allow you to see the world - our prime campus locations in Melbourne and Brisbane’s CBDs allow you to see everything both cities have to offer.

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Education and Industry Awards

Academia is acknowledged as an industry leader, providing quality tuition that’s recognized by both industry bodies and the Australian Government - just take a look at our awards to see for yourself.

Academia guarantees to meet the global standard for education and training so you’ll be competent wherever you are.

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Campuses Location & Facilities

Our campuses are situated in the central business districts of Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia.

Study Aged Care or Childcare Early Childhood Development and Care courses at either of our campuses in Melbourne or Brisbane and enjoy everything these two world-class cities have to offer.

You’ll experience fully-equipped classrooms, computer labs, commercial kitchens, and simulated aged and child care labs with free WiFi available to all students.

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mid-sized tertiary institution

We aren’t a large institución - and that’s a good thing!

As a medium-sized institution, Academia is able to provide you with an individualised training plan and support should you encounter difficulties in your certain subjects.

And since we aren’t a small institution either, we can provide more resources and better facilities to support your learning!

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Where can our Childcare Courses take you?

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care opens many doors in the childcare industry.

Not only that, but Academia is committed to helping its students find fulfilling work immediately after graduating.

Some of the career opportunities waiting for you include:

  1. Early childhood educator
  2. Childcare centre manager
  3. Early childhood teacher
  4. Out of school hours care (OSHC)
  5. Family daycare operator
  6. Children’s services director
  7. Program leader
  8. Centre Manager
  9. Playgroup supervisor
  10. Residential care worker

Get your start with our aged care courses

Make a difference in people’s lives and take care of the elderly - completing the Certificate III in Individual Support or the Certificate IV in Ageing Support qualifies you for countless rewarding positions in the aged care industry, including:

  1. Home care worker
  2. Personal care assistant
  3. Aged care worker
  4. Respite aged care
  5. Specialist aged care
  6. Community support worker


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Nationally Recognised Aged Care Courses

Nationally recognised training (NRT) consists of Training Package Qualifications and Skill sets, Accredited Qualifications and Courses, Unit of Competency, and Accredited Modules that leads to vocational qualifications and credentials that are recognised across Australia