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Aged care courses

Start a rewarding career in the aged care sector, where demand for access to high-quality education and training is growing.


Australia’s population is ageing rapidly with more than a million people receiving aged care services (Source: Australian Government Department of Health).

Our graduates find employment opportunities including:

  • aged care workers
  • management
  • specialists treating elder abuse.


Our aged care courses are provided by Victoria University Polytechnic.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 3 courses

Duration: 1 year
Gain knowledge and experience in providing support to older people with complex needs, and working with groups of older people.
Duration: 1 year
Develop the skills to provide support and training to people with disabilities in community-based and residential settings.
Duration: 0.5 years
Gain the foundational skills and knowledge to work in the aged, disability, home and community care industry.

Double qualification 1 course

Duration: 4.5 years

Turn your passion for social equity and health science into an exciting profession in the field of speech pathology. This Australian-first dual degree will prepare you to change the future for people who have difficulties with oral communication, as well as support their families and broader community.

Studying my course at VU helped me redirect my career and get a substantial qualification in a non-clinical field in aged care services. I took a gamble with my first job as a carer in residential aged care and I loved it! I am now undertaking my PhD at VU, looking at older people with depression in order to optimise their wellbeing.
Meg Polacsek

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