Please note, National College Australia cannot accept a Subclass 500 Student Visa as we are not CRICOS (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students) registered.
- This course is 100% Online with 120 hours of work placement
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 and/or residential setting, it is made of units of competency designed for work roles within an aged care facility or providing care to clients in their home. You will learn how to follow an individualised care plan to provide support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.
To complete this course, you’ll need to deal with the physical demands of personal care and be able to demonstrate genuine compassion and empathy towards others.
It’s a wonderful opportunity to expand your employment opportunities after you graduate. For more information on specialities within this qualification, get in touch with a Course Advisor.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Assistant in Nursing
- Personal Care Assistant
- Home Care Worker
- Community Care Worker
- Community Support Worker
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration and Study Load
- 12 month duration
- Online learning and assessment +120 hours of work placement in a community services-based organisation
Unlike many other registered training organisations, we don’t have different educators marking different subjects. You’ll have one educator from start to finish. They’ll be in regular contact with you via phone and email throughout your course, to monitor your progress and give you the support you need.
Well also track your performance to make sure you don’t fall behind. If we notice that you haven’t logged on in a while, well get in touch to see if everything is ok and help you resolve any issues that are making it difficult to complete your course.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
This course requires a minimum of 120 hours of work placement.
Work placement is a structured program that will give you real life, on-the-job experience and the opportunity to practice what you learn. It’s mandatory for anyone who isn’t already working in the job role which means that if you’re in the industry but not working in the actual job, you’ll still need to provide evidence of having completed the minimum number of placement hours.
At NCA, we’ll give you the opportunity to find a placement but if you get stuck, we’ll step in and work with you to organise a suitable host. We take care of the administrative process in setting you up for placement and we prepare you so you get the most out of it.
Recognition of Prior Learning
If you have related prior qualifications and professional experience, you could be eligible for RPL (recognition) which means you could be exempt from having to study part or all of a qualification.
It’s a smart way to move up and remain current by holding the most updated qualification. RPL is a process which starts with a simple self-assessment questionnaire so we can advise you to proceed with the application or suggest some further training or experience.
- Short answer questions
- Observation of practical skills
- Third party reports
- Supplementary evidence from the workplace
About National College Australia (NCA)
National College Australia (NCA) is a respected Registered Training Organisation (RTO), with a range of online education courses that provides the opportunity to secure a future in community services, aged care, allied health, mental health, disability care and leisure and health. Our qualifications are nationally accredited so they are recognised by employers right across Australia.
We offer Certificate and Diploma level courses whether you are new to the industry or looking to move into a management role. Courses are delivered online via a Learning Management System, so you can fit study in around your work and lifestyle. Our online courses are available to anyone in Australia and include qualifications in the following areas:
- Aged Care
- Allied Health
- Community Services
- Mental Health
- Leisure and Health
National College Australia Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organization (RTO 91000)