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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.
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.

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with learning material online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available. While it is expected that the course duration will remain unchanged, it may be necessary to extend the completion date if circumstances change. Chisholm will be monitoring the situation closely and inform of any changes if the duration of a course is extended.

If you have any queries on a course delivery please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or

Course code
On campus
Berwick, Bass Coast, Mornington Peninsula
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Not available for International students
Full Time, 1 year.
Start dates
12 July (Bass Coast, Mornington Peninsula)