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Duration of course

Short course

Delivery method

Online learning, virtual support, workplace based practices and observation.

Entry requirements


Work placement


Nationally recognised

Funding may be available

Subsidised Price

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 price


Frequently asked questions

Students are required to complete online learning, a theory assessment, workplace practice and workplace assessment. Students are required to have access to a computer with internet connectivity. Students have a 6 week timeline to complete the course and need to devote approximately 2 hours of study per week.

Students will also have access to regularly scheduled support sessions with a Trainer known as; virtual homework tables.

This course is suitable for individuals who hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in an area involving provision of direct client care or support who wish to develop skill the skills requirements to provide support to a person to self-administer medication.

Enrolment into this course is at any time throughout the year.

This skill set has been endorsed by industry as suitable for individuals who hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in an area involving provision of direct client care or support.

This skill set is completed via a blend of interactive online learning modules, simulation activities, as well as online and practical assessment in your workplace.

No formal work placement hours are required, however there is workplace assessment. This on-the-job/simulated (home care employees only) observation is completed by an approved, accredited IRT Academy trainer.

  • Online quiz
  • Practical/simulated activities
  • Other self-directed activities

*Simulated observation applies to students working in home care.

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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