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Launch or advance your career in Aged Care.

UniSA offers a fast-tracked Undergraduate Certificate in Aged Care  and will also be offering a Diploma in Aged Care from early 2021.

The Diploma in Aged Care qualification takes just twelve months to complete and will provide 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.

Study a diverse range of 10-week courses covering topics such as first aid and CPR, infection control, diversity and cultural safety, and monitoring health and wellbeing. You'll also learn about dementia, mental health and behaviour, enablement and dignity, and will gain the skills to transition to employment in aged care.

The development of this program has been informed by industry, has been specifically designed for online learning and is delivered in an engaging and flexible way by specialist teaching staff. The Diploma in Aged Care is recognised as an AQF-level qualification.

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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 https://screening.sa.gov.au/types-of-check/aged-care-sector. Requirements for other states may vary.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Aged Care is not available for international students.

ComparED (QILT): Course Experience Questionnaire 2018-19, Health Services and Support – Generic Skills Indicator (Undergraduate). Public universities only.
2019 QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey – Overall Satisfaction Indicator

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What our students are saying

"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

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