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What will I learn?

Aged care is one of the fastest-growing industries in Australia due to being an ageing population.

This qualification reflects the role of support workers who undertake specialised tasks and functions in residential, home or community based ageing services sector. You may be required to work autonomously and have a leading role within a team. Learners will develop the skills and knowledge to effectively liaise with other healthcare professionals, respond holistically to client issues and provide person centred services to older people with complex needs.

This course will also teach you more advanced skills in the aged care industry including implementing client interventions and managing compliance for legal and ethical requirements. Our highly experienced trainers are Aged Care specialists [who will] provide one-on-one guidance and support you every step of the way to ensure you have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the field.


Mixed / Blended

The formal learning takes place through a structured program of instruction through face to face delivery with your Shafston teacher on the Shafston campus.

You will be able to learn from your teacher and classmates as you study together through a combination of formal classroom based learning and independent study / research.

– Further support is provided at the weekly Class Tutorial Support sessions with your teacher.
– Face-to-face classroom delivery (20 hours of scheduled contact per week) and
– Placement – 120-hours (compulsory)
– This includes real world experience through vocational placement for students enrolled in Individual Care qualifications


Aged Activity Worker
Care Service Team Leader
Supervisor (Aged Care)
Coordinator of Volunteers (Services to Older People)
Leisure and Therapy Assistant
Disability Support Worker



Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (42 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$5,220.00 (2,80,645) per year
Application fee: AUD $260
Start date

To be confirmed


Shafston International College

Brisbane Campus,

46 Thorn Street,



4169, BRISBANE, Australia

Online/Distance with attendance (42 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$5,220.00 (2,80,645) per year
Application fee: AUD $260
Start date

To be confirmed


Gold Coast Campus

Level 1/15 Short St,



4215, GOLD COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

IELTS (Academic) overall 5.0, or equivalent
Academic: Equivalent to an Australian Year 10 qualification
Must be 18 years of age

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.