About this course
Give yourself the opportunity to empower and support the independence of our elders needing care and support, and join the fastest growing industry in the world.
When you complete this course you will be ready to start a rewarding career. You could be an aged care worker in the following settings: residential, home and community.
You will gain the skills to assist the aged with creating a positive lifestyle and with their daily living activities including basic hygiene and mobility needs, working with people from different cultures, the effects of dementia and the management of any related changes, how to empower or re-enable older people, the importance of consumer directed care, how to recognise age related changes to body systems and how to implement effective communication strategies.
This qualification has seven core units and six elective units. Follow this link to view an outline of this qualification.
Please note that you must complete all of the core units listed on the qualification outline, however the elective units you study may differ between TAFE colleges. You will be provided with a course outline at orientation which identifies the elective units you will be enrolled into at your TAFE college.
For Diploma of Nursing students only - An IELTS score (Academic) of 6.0 with no band score less than 6.0 or equivalent is required.
An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent is required.
Equivalent to Australian Year 10 is required for entry into this course
- Aged Care Worker
- Community Worker
- Nursing Assistant
- Personal Care Worker
- Residential Care Worker