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Duration of course

12 months

Delivery method

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

Entry requirements


Enrolment dates

21 March 2024

27 June 2024

17 October 2024

Work placement

120 hours required

Nationally recognised

Funding may be available

Subsidised Prices

Please speak to us to find out more details. 

Funding may be available

You may be eligible for state or territory training subsidies to assist with course fees.

Non-subsidised prices


Course structure

Core Units  
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLAH001 Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
CHCLAH002 Contribute to leisure and health programming
CHCLAH003 Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
CHCLAH004 Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs
CHCLAH005 Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Units* *Subject to change
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
BSBXTW301 Work in a team
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCCCS008 Develop strategies to address unmet needs
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

Frequently asked questions

You can expect to apply approximately 6-8 hours per week of self-directed learning in addition to class attendance.

An online learning resource and assessment pack 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 with leisure and health skills will increase as the Australian population ages.

We offer different intakes over the year.

Check the course page or contact us to find out the next enrolment date.

No, there are no prerequisites for this course.

One day per fortnight including virtual sessions and face to face practicals held at IRT Academy in Wollongong or other site as advised.

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.

  • Short answers questions
  • Practical activities and/or projects
  • Practical observations in the classroom/workplace, including role plays.
  • Other self-directed activities

Find out everything you need to know, including information about course fees and refunds.

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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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