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Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015

The aged and home care sector is one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing service industries. In 2015, 130,200 persons were employed as Nursing Support and Personal Care workers and it estimated that up to another 250,200 more workers will be req...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Personal Care Worker +8
Kirana Colleges -  Course

Dual Certificate III in Individual Support & Certificate IV In Ageing Support CHC33015/CHC43015

Package the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) and Certificate IV in Ageing Support to save time, whilst gaining vast industry knowledge with 240 hours of work placement. Once completing the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), i...

Study Method Online
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Job Outcomes Accommodation Support Worker +11
Kirana Colleges -  Course
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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) CHC33015

The aged and home care sector is one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing service industries. In 2015, 130,200 persons were employed as Nursing Support and Personal Care workers and it estimated that up to another 250,200 more workers will be req...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Assistant in Nursing +8
Kirana Colleges -  Course
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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) CHC33015

This course will prepare you for a job in the disability sector. It’s an entry-level qualification for working in disability services, which can mean working in a residential facility that services people with disabilities or for a community services o...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Disability Support Worker +1
National College Australia (NCA) -  Course
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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) CHC33015

This course will prepare you for work in a residential aged care facility and for the home care sector. A double specialisation is made up of units of study that target two related work settings. This course will prepare you for work in the community a...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Assistant in Nursing +4
National College Australia (NCA) -  Course
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Aged Care Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

As people age, their needs change. But the need for community connection, companionship and care stays the same. For aged care providers, everyday is a chance to give dedicated help and support. And maybe hear a fascinating story or two along the way....

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Aged Care Worker +5
Future Courses -  Course
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Certificate IV in Ageing Support (VIC Only) CHC43015

This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community-based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined or...

Study Method Online, Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Personal caregiver/ worker +3
Angel Institute of Education -  Course

Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015

This course will prepare you for a job as a support worker in a residential aged care facility or home care environment. It’s designed for people who hold a Certificate III qualification or have sufficient experience in the industry. People working at...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Assistant in Nursing +2
National College Australia (NCA) -  Course
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Certificate III in Individual Support (VIC ONLY) CHC33015

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work invol...

Study Method In-class, Virtual
Location Melbourne Victoria
Job Outcomes Accommodation Support Worker +5
Angel Institute of Education -  Course

Certificate IV in Ageing Support (VIC Only) CHC43015

Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015) reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Online, Virtual
Location Melbourne Victoria +3
Job Outcomes Care Team Leader in Aged Car... +3
Hammond Institute -  Course

Certificate III in Individual Support (VIC Only) CHC33015

Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing,...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Online, Virtual
Location Melbourne Victoria +3
Job Outcomes Personal Care Worker +3
Hammond Institute -  Course

Certificate III in Individual Support (NSW only) CHC33015

This course is for people who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing or disability. It will help learners develop the knowledge and skills to effectively work in a facility or hom...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Care Support Worker +9
Acacia Education & Training -  Course

Certificate IV in Ageing Support (VIC Only) CHC43015

This program will help you specialise in the booming Aged Care industry. Invest in your future developing the key skills and knowledge needed to become a valued asset to Australia’s ageing population. With a care focussed approach, we will help you to...

Study Method Blended, Virtual
Location Melbourne Victoria +2
Job Outcomes Accommodation support worker +5
TMG College Australia -  Course
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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing OR Disability) (PER Only) CHC33015

If you have a passion for helping those most in need, this qualification is one way you can utilise your knowledge for the benefit of others. Package the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing or Disability) (CHC33015) to save time and gain know...

Study Method Blended, In-class
Location Perth Western Australia +3
Job Outcomes Care Assistant +3
Insight Training -  Course
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Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care) (QLD ONLY) CHC33015

Get started in a career in aged care with the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support. This entry-level qualification is for anyone who wants to work in the aged care sector. This course is suited to those who want a career change, are re-enteri...

Study Method Blended
Location Brisbane Queensland +1
Job Outcomes Personal care worker +5
Royal College of Healthcare -  Course

Certificate III in Individual Support (VIC Only) CHC33015

Are you compassionate and wanting to make a difference? Our CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support is a course designed for those wanting to help care for vulnerable people that need assistance. To be an individual support worker, you should po...

Study Method Blended, In-class
Location Melbourne Victoria
Job Outcomes Personal Care Assistant +3
Melbourne College of Further Education -  Course

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) (VIC ONLY) CHC33015

We offer this course with the one specialisation, being ageing. The Certificate III in Individual Support reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to pe...

Study Method Blended, In-class
Location Melbourne Victoria +2
Job Outcomes Personal Care Assistant +2
All Health Training -  Course

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing or Home and Community) (VIC & SYD METRO ONLY) CHC33015

VIC Only

Gain the skills and knowledge you require to start in the rewarding Aged Care sector by commencing your Aged Care training with Selmar. The Certificate III in Individual Support is an entry-level qualification for those who want to work in Aged Care. B...

Study Method Blended
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accommodation Support Worker +10
Selmar Institute of Education -  Course

Certificate III in Individual Support (VIC ONLY) CHC33015

 Do you have a compassionate nature and good people skills? A career in aged care, disability, or home and community care could be for you. This is a new qualification that replaces the Certificate III in Aged Care, Certificate III in Home and Communit...

Study Method In-class
Location Geelong Victoria +1
Job Outcomes Personal care worker +2
The Gordon Institute of TAFE -  Course

Certificate IV in Ageing Support (QLD ONLY) CHC43015

Advance an aged care career and get qualified to take on specialised tasks in residential, home or community-based care environments. This qualification reflects the role of support workers who provide personalised care to clients. Learners will work w...

Study Method Blended
Location Brisbane Queensland +1
Job Outcomes Care supervisor +3
Royal College of Healthcare -  Course

About the Aged Care Industry

The Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council says there is currently a huge demand for aged care workers. And this will skyrocket by 272% over the next 35 years. Studying aged care also gives you the opportunity to do something with your life that really makes a difference to other people’s lives – and few careers can offer a greater reward than that. Aged care courses give you the practical work placement skills you need, whether you’re just finishing school, looking for a career change, or want to get back into the workforce and do something meaningful.

Choose a nationally recognised TAFE or college certificate to study online or in class. You’ll learn how to provide personal, physical and emotional support to the elderly or disabled in their homes, at residential aged care centres, and as a community care worker.

career in Aged Care can be an incredibly fulfilling profession. Your days will be filled by helping those vulnerable members of society who often need it the most, our elderly. You will make a huge difference in the lives of many people, and there aren’t many careers that can offer that kind of intrinsic reward. It’s an attractive career for parents who are returning to the workforce, as well as young people who wish to work part-time while studying online.

Generally speaking an Aged Care worker will provide assistance for an elderly person in their home, or at an aged care facility. Duties can include helping them get dressed, assisting with their personal hygiene needs, providing social and emotional support, and accompanying them on outings. With Australia’s ageing population, not only will you enjoy a personally rewarding career, but you will always be in high demand for the foreseeable future.

What Are the Career Outcomes for an Aged Care Course?

A career in Aged Care can take you in many directions, from working on the frontline assisting the elderly, to behind the scenes in administration and management. Over 93.5% of Aged Care workers provide health care and social assistance. The remainder consists of Public Administration and Safety, Administrative and Support Services, and Education and Training. Here are a few of the opportunities that await you.

  • Aged Care Assistant
  • Aged Care Nurse
  • Assistant in Nursing (AIN)
  • Community Support Worker
  • Home Care or Personal Care Assistant
  • Care Supervisor or Team Leader
  • Residential Care Work
  • Respite Care
  • Aged Care Management

What Is the Job Outlook for Aged Care Professionals?

  • There are expected to be more than 179,000 new job openings created for Aged and Disabled Carers over the next 5 years.
  • The most common level of qualification level is Certificate III and IV
  • Average Full-Time Salary: $44,583 per year. 67% work part-time for an average hourly rate of $21.92
  • 80% of the Aged Care workforce is female

Types of Aged Care Courses

By far the most common courses taken by those wishing to enter the industry are Certificate III and IV aged care courses. Many Aged Care employees enter the industry with no qualifications, but may wish to formalise their education to progress further in their careers, or who want to work in aged care facilities and care for the elderly. Both Certificate III and IV qualifications can be taken online or in-class. The flexibility of online courses means they are increasing in popularity all the time.

Completion of your Certificate III and IV courses will provide you with enough knowledge and expertise for the majority of careers in Aged Care. However, should you wish to take the next step in order to become a nurse, step into managerial roles, or provide workplace training, further study will be required. This could include other Certificate and Diploma level studies, or an undergraduate university degree if you wish to become a Registered Nurse.

Certificate III

A Certificate III in Aged Care is an entry-level qualification that will equip you with the skills required to assist the elderly with their personal care and hygiene needs, provide social and emotional support, and help them to maintain independence where possible in their daily lives. You’ll learn how to understand healthy body systems and assist with medication administration and support people with dementia and other concerning behaviours. There are no prerequisites for this course and you can study at your own pace online. With a Certificate III qualification, you’ll be employed in roles such as Aged Care Assistant, Assistant in Nursing (AIN), Care Worker, Home Care Assistant, Personal Care Assistant (PCA) and in Residential Care Work.

Certificate IV

The Certificate IV in Aged Care is an extension of the education you will have received from the Certificate III course. It will further equip you with the skills to care for an elderly individual, including those who require complex management and special assistance. You will be able to work with groups of older people to promote independence and community participation and liaise with health care professionals about the individuals in their care. You may, under supervision, design and implement programs that will increase the quality of life for the elderly in residential or community environments. Upon completion of the course, you will be qualified to fill roles such as Accommodation Support Worker, Assistant Coordinator, Care Team Leader, Personal Care Worker and in Respite Care.

Can I Study an Aged Care Course Online?

Qualifications are not limited to studying in-class. Many education providers offer aged care courses online with interactive learning materials. To assist students with the practical, hands-on element of the job, some courses include a work placement to give students some experience before entering the workforce.

The flexibility of an online course means students can study at their own pace around other commitments like children or work. This makes it a popular choice for many.

Is Aged Care right for you?

Working in Aged Care can be emotionally and physically challenging. Every day you will be working with elderly individuals who face their own unique challenges. It will be your role to assist them as much as possible to ensure they have the best quality of life they possibly can. This challenge and the personal rewards you will experience from making a positive difference in their lives will be incredibly satisfying.

You need to be comfortable providing assistance with personal needs such as going to the toilet, showering and eating meals. Housework such as cleaning, making beds, washing dirty laundry and many other chores often come with the job. The information taught in aged care courses will ensure you are well equipped for the job.

You will build close relationships with many of your elderly clients along with their friends and family, so you may become emotionally attached. As such you will need to have good communication skills to work with everyone in their lives.

If you’re looking for a profession that is highly rewarding from a personal point of view, and where no two days are the same, then a career in Aged Care may be for you.

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