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

Bachelor of Speech and Language Sciences/Master of Speech Pathology

Turn your passion for social equity and health science into an exciting profession in the field of speech pathology, sometimes referred to as speech therapy. 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.

Duration 4.5 years Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode In person

Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015
Gain knowledge and experience in providing support to older people with complex needs, and working with groups of older people.
Duration 1 year Campus Footscray Nicholson, Industry, St Albans, Sunshine, Werribee Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face, Online, Workplace
Certificate IV in Disability Support CHC43121
Develop the skills for a rewarding career supporting and empowering people with disabilities with a Certificate IV in Disability Support CHC43121 at Victoria University. Gain experience through our practical placements and learn skills in social inclusion, non-verbal communication and autism.
Campus City Campus, Footscray Nicholson
Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33021
Discover a meaningful career working in aged care or disability support by studying the Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33021 at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Campus Footscray Nicholson, Industry, Sunshine, Werribee

Studying aged care at VU

At Victoria University (VU), we want you to follow your passion and excel in the industry you've always dreamed of.

We're one of Australia's most industry-connected institutions, and are one of the top 2% of universities in the world.

You'll learn from leading industry professionals who combine theory with practice to prepare you for your career from day one.


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 that include the following roles:

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