Join the booming Aged Care Industry in Australia with an Aged Care Qualification. Working in the aged care sector is a fulfilling and rewarding career.
+ Aged Care Support Worker
+ Disability Support Worker
+ Nursing Assistant
+ Personal Care Worker
+ Duration: 36 weeks
+ Work placement: 120 hours
Local students Yes
International students No
Is this funded?
Yes - Government funding (including JobTrainer) is available to eligible students. Please contact us to see if you qualify.
How can I study?
This course is available to study on campus, in Melbourne CBD or Werribee or as a traineeship. Call us to discuss your options.
National Code: CHC33015
Units: 7 core + 6 electives
Location: Level 5, 250 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC and 1-13 Watton Street, Werribee
Delivery Mode: Blended delivery – online virtual classes, 6 Face to Face Practical Workshops and Work Placement
Duration: 36 Weeks
Assessment: Written, simulated and workplace-based practical observations
Work Placement: A minimum of 120 hours Work Placement must be undertaken
Prior experience: RPL & Credit Transfer is available
Students must have access to a computer or laptop to complete the course.
Government Funded: $130 (Concession $26)*
Traineeship: $130 (Concession $26)^
Full Fee: $6,700
Enrolment fees include additional resources required for the course and student ID charges. For additional service fees, such as re-assessment fees, please refer to the Domestic Student Handbook.
This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding, to eligible candidates.
* Eligibility criteria applies.
^Eligibility criteria apply. Trainees may be eligible for State and/or Federal Funding.
There are pre-requisites for this course.
Students must complete a Pre-Training Review, meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill standards for Certificate III level study and demonstrate that they are a suitable candidate for this course.
Age at Commencement
It is recommended that students have attained the age of 18 by the course commencement date.
MCIE welcomes people with disabilities to apply. Approval will be subject to the person being able to undertake all tasks and requirements of the course.
All participants require a Unique Student Identification (USI) number. If you do not have a USI number you can apply for one online at https://www.usi.gov.au/students or you can give MCIE’s admin staff permission to apply on your behalf.
Students are required to have sufficient information technology skills to access the online learning content, enter answers to the questions in the written assessment and communicate with their trainer via email, the student portal and/or through the learning management system.
This training is delivered with Victorian & Commonwealth Government funding. *Eligibility criteria applies. To see if you qualify for Government funding, feel free to contact us.
MCIE Work-placement Officers will facilitate the work placement for students into an aged care environment.
Candidates may be required to provide evidence of the following for work placement (requirements vary according to host employer policies):
Working with Vulnerable People Check
National Police Check
Current First Aid Certificate
Flu Vaccination and COVID-19 Test
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures.
This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.
Great course for aged care
Love this course and amazing trainers
The Certificate III in Individual Support was fantastic!!
I have learnt a lot as a student with MCIE and their supportive staff and teachers have helped me to get qualified. Thank you to MCIE!!