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140 Study Hours
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$1299 $899

A pathway to providing much-needed support for older Australians.

"I was really impressed with this course and the video content. It's full of specific examples, case studies and useful information. I want to improve my chances of a promotion and professional development is a key area I need to focus on. This advanced certificate will go a long way to helping me achieve my goals. Thanks again." - Ryan

Australia’s diverse and growing population is also an ageing one, and we’ve never been in greater need of dedicated, compassionate carers. We need people who can give older Australians the help they deserve to age with dignity, respect and quality of life. So if you’re the kind of person who knows you can be there to provide people high-level emotional, physical and personal support, then our Aged Care Advanced Certificate is the perfect place to start. And for carers looking to consolidate their existing skills, it’s a brilliant place to continue that journey.

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In this course, you’ll learn all the skills needed to thrive as a caregiver for older Australians. You’ll know how to give care in a home setting, in a community or in a registered home care facility. People requiring aged care support often have mobility problems and need assistance with daily living activities. They might have compromised health, dementia, incontinence or may be nearing the end of life. Upon completion of this certificate, employers will know you’re up to the challenge of creating a healthy, empowering environment across all levels of need. That’s because this comprehensive course sets you up with a strong understanding of the legal and ethical frameworks carers work within. It teaches you how to understand healthy body systems, and it helps you learn about the workplace health and safety practices with which you’ll need to comply while on the job.

Our course structure, broken down

The OCA Aged Care Certificate was designed by experts in the field. Their knowledge has been distilled into easily understandable modules that you can complete at your own pace. 

We will start with several foundation topics, including how to:

  • Work effectively with older persons 
  • Work effectively in the community sector 
  • Follow safety procedures for direct care work 
  • Comply with infection control policies & procedures 
  • Recognise healthy body systems in a healthcare setting. 

We then bring in strategies for working through specific aged care contexts, including how to:

    • Participate in the implementation of individualised plans 
    • Support older people to maintain their independence 
    • Support individual health and emotional well-being 
    • Provide support to meet personal care needs 
    • Provide behaviour support in the context of individualised plans 
    • Assist clients with medication. 

Finally, you will learn several person-centred, strengths-based approaches for working with client needs, including how to:

  • Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers 
  • Deliver care services using a palliative approach.

As some aged care jobs require additional qualifications, supplementary resources about further study options and qualifications will be provided in the extra learning resources for the course. Online Courses Australia will also provide you with proof of enrolment upon request to assist you with placement in the aged care and community care industry.

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Want to get a taste for the kind of value-packed content you'll enjoy in this Course Bundle? Here’s a sneak preview.

What qualities make a good aged carer? - Real Life Series

Why students love learning with us

Modern learning needs a modern approach. At OCA you’ll learn via digestible, step-by-step modules and video sessions, designed and delivered by industry experts. With short answer or multiple-choice assessments that can be re-taken as needed and 24 hour tutorial support, our courses make it easy to take that next step in your learning journey. 

Fully CPD Accredited
We’re fully CPD-accredited so you can take your study even further. Every hour of learning you complete with equates internationally recognised CPD points (a record of your professional development).

100% online and on-demand courses
Enrol at any time and study on your own terms.  Assessments are designed to improve comprehension rather than test the recall of facts in a timed setting.

Dedicated round-the-clock support
We’re here to help, whenever and wherever you need it. Access expert support from a tutor by email or phone (Mon-Fri) or reach us on live chat, 7 days a week.

Real world, industry-led learning
Our courses are designed in collaboration with institutions, employers and industry experts to equip you with practical, real-world skills that will advance your career and broaden your mind.

Flexible payment options
Choose how and when you pay for your course. Pay upfront with your credit card or Apple Pay, set up a flexible payment plan or use Afterpay or Latitude Pay to buy now, pay later.

Industry Recognised
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive an OCA Certificate of Achievement in Aged Care Advanced Certificate.

Career Pathways

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Funeral Services Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Diversional Therapist

Course Delivery + Learner Support

Delivered 100% online, no classroom required

Instant access (simply enrol online, anytime)

Assessments are short answer and multiple choice

Fast turnaround on marking (within 1 business day)

One on one tutor support

Live chat, 7 days a week

Pre-Requisites and Important Information

There are no formal requirements to do this Advanced Aged Care Course. 

Our courses are designed for people with little or no prior experience in the aged care industry who would like to start a career as a full-time or part-time aged care worker. These courses are delivered 100 percent online 24/7.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources

Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)

Be a self-directed learner

Possess sound language and literacy skills

Please check with your state or local governing department for the relevant "checks/permissions" that may be required to gain employment in this industry.

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Course Content Preview

Keen to get learning? Here’s a quick look at the content you can expect from this Advanced Certificate in Aged Care:



  • There’s an incredible amount of job satisfaction available to those who complete aged care courses online, as it provides access to a role where you get to contribute greatly to the lives of others. However, what many want to know is how well paid you are in the position. That’s something we aim to answer in this blog. READ MORE
  • When you’re thinking about studying for aged care certification, there’s a whole lot of things to consider, like is it a job you’re cut out for? Will you find it enjoyable? Of course, most of the time, you only find out for sure once you’re actually in the role for real, however, you should have a better idea of it’s suitability the further you get through your aged care certificate training. READ MORE
  • When you enter aged care as a young person, there’s no denying that it can be a little bit daunting. Even though you’ve got your heart set on a rewarding career helping the elderly to lead independent lives, when you start out, you may not have the requisite skills and experience to do the job properly. Of course, you can study aged care online, but nothing prepares you for the sights, smells and sounds of working in a real-life elderly care facility. READ MORE

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