This is a Free TAFE for Priority Course. Find out about your eligibility

Advance your skills to work in the aged care sector

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

You will gain a deep working knowledge of the aged care sector, develop your personal leadership style and get practical work experience in this high growth industry.

Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn:
• The principles of person-centred care and strengths-based practice
• To advocate for the interests and rights of your clients
• How to coordinate services and interventions
• To deliver care services to palliative clients and clients with dementia
• The foundations of great leadership.

This course will offer increased career opportunities in aged and community care in roles such as an aged care team leader, home care support worker, community care worker, aged care worker or home care planner.

Monday, Thursday and Friday (Bass Coast and Mornington Peninsula)

A minimum of 120 hours work placement is required to complete this course which will be arranged by Chisholm Institute. Prior to placement, practical sessions will be conducted in our state-of-the-art allied health facility at Frankston and Berwick, with simulated hospital rehabilitation and community environments.

Free TAFE Pathways

In addition to being a Free TAFE course, this course is also part of the Free TAFE Pathways initiative.

Course code
Delivery location
Not available for International students
Full Time, 1 year.
Start dates
22 February (Frankston)

Please note: Students may be required to undertake an assessment of their literacy and numeracy as part of their application process.

Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.