In Australia, over 20 years, the population has grown significantly from 12.3 percent to 15.9 percent. Based on the statistics, the growth was seen between 1999 and 2019 of the people aged 65 years and above. Over the next decade, the elderly population is projected to grow notably. Furthermore, the ageing population is supposed to rise with rising life expectancy in Australia.

The aged care sector faces challenges of managing an ageing population and addressing a projected aged care worker shortage. In a recent study, the Australian Government’s Productivity Commission has projected an increase in care service recipients’ number in coming years.

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The first step toward becoming a care worker is to enroll in an aged care-related course at Advance College. These aged care courses deliver the skills and the knowledge they need in order to be able to access jobs in an aged care facility.

We offer qualifications to meet specific needs; we can help individuals competitively prepare for the opportunity to work as an aged care worker. Completion of the course helps one understand:

  • How to navigate the complex world of aged care
  • The different types of services
  • The people you will meet and work with
  • How to assess each client’s needs

At Advance College, training is delivered in an interactive environment to strengthen practical skills. We also train for real-life situations. After completing specific aged care courses, one can compete for various rewarding career opportunities in personal care, respite care, and household and community care.

FAQs about Aged Care Courses

1) What aged care courses do we offer?

At Advance College, we currently offer CHC33015 – Certificate III in individual support (Ageing) and CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support.

The (CHC33015) Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) course provides the required training to work in a community and residential workplace, offering support to people with disabilities. The program provides students with all the skills they need to support individuals with disabilities in their day-to-day lives. The skills and knowledge you learn in this course are essential.

The CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support is a nationally recognized qualification that identifies the role of support workers undertaking specialized tasks and functions in aged services. They work in residential, hospital, or community-based environments and must take responsibility for their work within defined organization guidelines.

2) What will I learn from aged care courses?

In aged care training, one learns to understand the care process’s role and the expectations of aged care workers who care for the aged ones. Additionally, these courses prepare for the more complex care situations, which are becoming more frequent, such as dementia or a severe injury.

Besides, these courses introduce students to potential issues when caring for an aged person. These situations may include nutrition, behavioral issues, personal care, communication, and making sure that they are comfortable and not in pain.

3) What to expect from aged care courses?

Over the past few decades, as the population has become increasingly aged, the need for aged care professionals has increased exponentially. Growth in the aged population has brought about an increasing need for aged care workers to fulfill the rising demand for aged care services.

The field of aged care services is a broad one, and it can encompass several different occupations that are incredibly diverse and fulfilling in their way.

The aged care services include helping older people live independent lives in their homes with the assistance of family, friends, and neighbors and providing care for older people who require residential care.

After completing the aged care courses, the aged care worker can opt to work at the frontline to support the elderly or work in the management behind the scenes. Listed are some of the work areas the carer can choose to work in:

  • Team Leader
  • Medication Nurse
  • Case Officer
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • In-home respite giver
  • Community care worker
  • Community support worker
  • Disability support worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Individual Support Worker
  • Community Support Service
  • Aged care Nurse
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Care Team Leader
  • Care Support Worker

Nevertheless, these are not the only areas where one can work.

4) How long does it take to complete the Aged Care course?

It is a one-year course in which the duration depends on how the course is delivered and the students’ respective experiences.

5) What is the cost of the Aged Care Course?

The tuition fee at Advance College is AUD 950.00 for Certificate III in Individual Support in Ageing and AUD 1350.00 for Certificate IV in Ageing Support.

6) What is the difference between certificate three and Certificate 4 in aged care?

There are different aged care courses available through a wide range of aged care courses in Sydney. However, the ideal qualification in aged care course that students often ask us about is certificate 3 in aged care and certificate 4 in aged care.

Both courses are part of the aged care qualification and require students to complete various aged care placements. Certificate 3 is the entry-level qualification for aged care and requires a practical skills assessment. Certificate 4 is a more advanced qualification for people who wish to work or supervise in aged care homes.
They are both essential qualifications for those who work in aged care. However, certificate 3 is more relevant to aged care workers employed as team leaders in most cases. In contrast, certificate 4 is vital to aged care workers in charge of an entire department.

The most crucial difference between certificate III and Certificate IV in aged care is that certificate IV is the highest qualification an individual can get in aged care. Certificate III in aged care qualification is also known as a special care assistant certificate, whereas certificate IV in aged care qualification is known as a disability support worker certificate.

7) What are the benefits of getting an aged care qualification?

The aged care industry is on a positive, upward trend in Australia. According to the Australian Aged Care Workforce Survey 2014-15, the workforce grew by 10.4 percent between July 2014 and March 2015. The growth in the elderly population is an assuring sign that the aged care industry is in steady hands. It shows that aged care is a viable career choice.

With the number of people over 65 years old living in Australia to proliferate in the coming years, the demand for aged care services will increase in proportion.

It also means that those currently working in the aged care sector need to be replaced at some point, and new aged care workers to be recruited. To fulfill the gap in a work placement, aged care provider ensures they have the best possible aged care workers available to them. The aged care industry offers some of the best-paid entry-level and training positions and better job security for care workers in Australia.

An aged care professional who has completed an aged care course and joined an aged care sector will possess a range of skills and practical experience that will allow them to enjoy the quality of life in their career. The relevant interpersonal skills can eventually lead to leadership roles in the career path, opening doors to several key positions in the service industry.

8) Can I study aged care online?

With the increasing popularity of online learning courses, aged care courses are also offered online. However, at Advance College, we currently provide blended and Practical/Simulation study modes for both courses, i.e., CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) and CHC43015-Certificate IV in Ageing Support, respectively.

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Sarala Acharya
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anshu chauhan
anshu chauhan
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Advance college is a great College for everyone who is looking for a career in aged care and disability sector. They provide good support to each and every student individually and provide help with all the things needed. They really do have well trained staffs, mentor and supportive team members. So, I highly recommend this institution foe every person who want to choose his/her career in aged care and disability field.
Mallika Kc
Mallika Kc
May 24, 2021.
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had a good experience joining with advanced college. Teacher were friendly and help us in every manner
Ranjeet Ghising
Ranjeet Ghising
May 21, 2021.
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Advance college is a great platform for everyone who is looking for a career in aged care and disability sector. I myself found a well trained staffs, mentor and supportive team in advance college from helping to find placement to getting my certificate in a very short time.
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Vishal Panta
Vishal Panta
May 20, 2021.
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I highly recommend Advance college as they have very friendly, skilled, highly knowledgeable and helpful teacher/staff like Jerusa and Mishuta who are always ready to support you whenever you need them. I had a very great experience with Advance college. I enjoyed and learned a lot during my course. Thank you so much Advance college team for everything.
Ayushi Dhungana
Ayushi Dhungana
May 20, 2021.
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I am a student of Certificate IV in Ageing support course in Advance college. This college has delivered a great environment to learn and provided all the supports to achieve my goals and pathway. They have amazing staff and experienced trainers to help you throughout the journey. I recommended this college for disability and age care courses.
Suvekshya Dhungana
Suvekshya Dhungana
May 13, 2021.
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I had wonderful experience in advance college. They are friendly and have peaceful environment. I highly recommend to those who wants to pursue career in Aged care, Disability or Child care to choose Advance college in Burwood.
Kedar Adik
Kedar Adik
May 11, 2021.
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I'm glad I got to be a part of this institute. The staff are friendly, accommodating and facilitators ensure that you get the best training services offered.specially thanks to jerusha subedi who always support me and mishuta dahal to always support me .you rocks guys
Rubisha Shrestha
Rubisha Shrestha
May 10, 2021.
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I had wonderful experience in Advance College. The staffs were very friendly and helpful. They provide great service and motivate us to achieve our goals. Trainers are outstanding and I highly recommend everyone to be the part of Advance College.