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Launch or advance your career in Aged Care.

Australia’s ageing population is growing, increasing the demand for professional support and non-clinical health workers. At UniSA Online you can choose to fast-track your study with a 12-month Diploma in Aged Care, or increase your employability with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Healthy Ageing).

Explore healthy ageing and discover the range of factors that influence our health and wellbeing as we grow older. Learn how communities, organisations, and governments are responding to the challenges and opportunities of an ageing population. You’ll be well prepared for a wide range of careers in the healthcare and health services sector.

The Diploma in Aged Care qualification takes just 12 months to complete. It’s been developed in consultation with industry to ensure it provides graduates with the skills they need to start a career in one of Australia's fastest-growing sectors. This program is also a pathway into bachelor degrees in health, nursing, social sciences and other relevant areas.


#2 in Australia
for quality education*

100% online
No need to come onto campus

Credit for prior study
Fast-track your graduation

Flexible study options
Work while you study

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To secure employment as an aged care worker, you must obtain a National Police Certificate and a Provide First Aid Certificate. In addition to this, if you are providing community and home support care, you will need to hold a valid driver’s licence. For those wishing to work in South Australia, an additional employment screening will be conducted. To learn more about the South Australian requirements, visit Requirements for other states may vary.

*2021 THE University Impact Rankings

Our 100% online Aged Care degrees

What our students are saying

Rebecca Cooke

"I came to appreciate that getting older is an individual experience. Over time, I assisted my parents with appointments and general errands. I now feel I am ready for a change. I know I have a lot of life experience to offer as well as my knowledge from past careers and qualifications. Nothing is ever wasted in life. You never stop learning."

Rebecca Cooke
Aged Care


Top 10 Young University in Australia

2022 THE Young University Rankings


30+ years of experience delivering online and distance education


UniSA is one of Australia’s largest online universities

Ranked 4th, 2020 Department of Education, Skills and Employment – Commencing Domestic Bachelor Degree Students (External)


Ranked in the world's top 50 under 50

Ranked #29, 2021 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50, Ranked #46, 2022 THE Young University Rankings


#2 in Australia for quality education

2021 THE University Impact Rankings


Support 7 days a week

Get help when you need it