Duration of course

7 months full – time or 12 months part time

Delivery method

Hybrid delivery: virtual, face to face, online and self-paced program

Entry requirements


Work placement

120 hours required

Nationally recognised

Funding may be available

Subsidised Prices

First qualification

Second Qualification



Non-subsidised prices


Funding may be available

We offer various state and territory subsidised training programs to assist you with course fees.

Course structure

Core Units  
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct care
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative relationships
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
Elective Units* *Subject to change
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
BSBLDR413 Lead team effectiveness

Frequently asked questions

For those studying in a classroom environment you will be expected to devote approximately 8 hours of home study per week in addition to your classroom hours and 120 hours of work placement. A textbook will be provided and pre-reading is essential before attending classes.

Like choosing any area of study the choice is a personal one for you to make. Aged Care is a rapidly expanding industry where demand for workers will increase as the Australian population increases. The knowledge and skills required by an experienced and more senior Aged Care worker are increasingly being respected by the population as a whole.

Yes, 120 hours of work placement is required in an aged care centre. IRT Academy will assist in organising work placement but can’t guarantee work placement in areas where IRT does not have an aged care centre.

No, there are no prerequisites for this course.

You will be assessed in a number of ways. These methods may include:

  • Virtual and face-to-face classroom sessions
  • Group discussions
  • Written questions and research exercises
  • Practical observation in a simulated environment and the workplace
  • Role-plays

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Discover the IRT Academy difference

Whether it’s starting a new career, upskilling your current job or educating your team, IRT Academy can help.

Strong experience

We have been a registered training organisation delivering accredited and non-accredited aged care courses for over 25 years.

Guaranteed work placement

We offer guaranteed and arranged work placement in of our IRT Aged Care Centres in order for you to complete your required hours of placement. 

Industry experts

Our expert educators have extensive experience working in the industry and training aged and home care staff.

Career pathways

Streamline your learning to employment opportunities by learning with a provider who is also an employer.

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