The care industry particularly aged care one is one of the vibrant job markets in Australia. The statistics show a substantial increase in the Australian population, especially the people aged 65 years and above. Over the next decade, this trend is projected to be continued.

Likewise, the ageing population is supposed to rise with rising life expectancy in Australia. With the growing demand for care services, the aged care sector faces challenges of care workers shortage. The first step toward becoming a care industry worker is getting the qualification with the necessary skills and knowledge. We offer the qualifications to meet industry-specific needs to help individuals competitively prepare for the opportunity to work as an aged care industry worker.

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.

We offer the following aged care courses:

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 for Certificate III in Individual Support in Ageing is AUD 1200.00 (Sydney-based students) and AUD 1300.00 (distance learning). Similarly, the cost for  Certificate IV in Ageing Support for students inside Sydney is AUD 1600.00 whereas for Distance Learning (students outside Sydney) the fee is AUD 1700.00.

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.

9) Can I study at Advance College if I hold a primary student visa in Australia?

Being a domestic RTO, Advance College does not enrol the students holding the primary international student visa.

Based on 410 reviews
Mayusha Magar
Mayusha Magar
March 31, 2023.
Best college to study and good environment.
divya shrestha
divya shrestha
March 30, 2023.
Advance college is the best college to study aged care and disability courses. All the trainer and staffs are so friendly and always ready to help students. Highly appreciated
Maya Kunwar
Maya Kunwar
March 20, 2023.
Advanced college is one of the best college of study aged care and disability courses. The trainer and working staff are very helpful till the end my course . Thank you team for the service.
Nitika Shrestha
Nitika Shrestha
March 20, 2023.
Really satisfied with the courses provided and placement as well.
Priyanka Baral
Priyanka Baral
March 20, 2023.
Hi everyone, Advanced college is one of the most supportive college for students who are willing to peruse certificate III and certificate IV. You can once visit the college for best guidance. It can be little hectic at the beginning but that is all for the best.
Vijay Adhikari
Vijay Adhikari
March 17, 2023.
Best college for age care certification.
laxmi thapa
laxmi thapa
March 15, 2023.
I highly recommend Advance College for anyone looking to undertake the Certificate IV in Ageing Support course. The course was engaging, informative, and delivered to a high standard. Thanks to the team at Advance College for a fantastic learning experience
Lilybeth Ancheta
Lilybeth Ancheta
March 14, 2023.
My experience was great. All staff are very accommodating and friendly. Advance college is Excellent . They help and guide till course completed. More power and God bless.


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