A worker in ageing support works with people from vastly different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Mothers, fathers, grandparents and great grandparents who need support from others to live with care or in care facilities.
+ Personal Care Worker
+ Personal Caregiver
+ Assistant Hostel Supervisor
+ Personal Care Assistant
+ Residential Care Officer
+ Duration: 52 weeks
+ Work placement: 120 hours
Local students Yes
International students No
Is this funded?
Yes - Government funding (including JobTrainer) is available to eligible students. Contact us to see if you qualify.
How can I study?
This course is available on campus in Melbourne CBD or Werribee and virtually. Call us to discuss your study options.
A worker in ageing support works with people from vastly different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Mothers, fathers, grandparents and great grandparents who need support from others to live with care or in care facilities. Ageing Support workers:
- support the elderly at home and in regulated care services
- plan support activities to enhance socialisation, good mental health and physical condition of residents and clients
- setting up indoor and outdoor activities and entertainment
- supporting residents and clients exercise their mental agility
- preparing and managing medication intake
Students must have access to a computer or laptop to complete the course.
- National Code: CHC43015
- Units: 18 units (15 core & 3 electives)
- Location: Level 5, 250 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
- Delivery Mode: Blended Delivery, Online Virtual Delivery plus 10 Face to Face Practical Workshops and Work-placement
- Work placement: 120 hours
- Duration: 52 weeks
- Assessment: Students must successfully complete all assessment activities including written assessment, scenario, roleplay, portfolio, workplace-based tasks and assessor observations
- Prior experience: if you have previously worked in care services, home care or in a similar role, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning and if you hold a certificate III in Individual Support or similar you may be eligible for Credit Transfer
Government Funded: $200 (Concession $40)*
Traineship: $250 (Concession $50)^
Full Fee: $7,950
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.
A nationally recognised qualification in Ageing Support is about gaining the skills and knowledge to work in aged care environments supporting older people in services or in their own homes. You could become…
- Community Program Coordinator
- Residential Care Worker
- Support Worker (Community Services)
- Care supervisor Accommodation Support Worker
- Personal Care Worker
- Personal Caregiver
- Assistant Hostel Supervisor
- Personal Care Assistant
- Residential Care Officer
- Day Activity Worker
- Care Team Leader
Students must complete a Pre-Training Review, meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill standards for Certificate IV 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.
There are no formal pre-requisites for this course.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) are available.
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
- Statutory Declaration
- Flu Vaccination and COVID-19 Test
This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.
Great course to have a career in aged care
The trainers are really fantastic and know what they’re doing, I highly recommend MCIE!