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This course is Fee Free for eligible Northern Rivers students.
To explore your eligibility GO HERE, or phone our Customer Care team Lismore 02 6622 1903 / Murwillumbah 02 6672 6005. 

Begin a truly fulfilling career in aged care or community care. This is an entry-level qualification, suitable for anyone with a passion for community and looking to make a difference on the frontline.

Combine your caring, nurturing and empathetic nature with specialised skills and knowledge to provide both physical and emotional support to clients and their families. Learn how to follow an individualised plan to provide the best possible person-centred care; facilitate the empowerment of older people; meet personal care needs while maintaining client integrity; and support those living with dementia.

Develop your effective communication skills, along with the legal and ethical requirements for consideration while working with diverse people. You will also gain an understanding around healthy body systems and best practices for infection control.

Successful completion of this Nationally Recognised qualification can boost your employability as a care worker or assistant in nursing in a residential aged care facility. Typically this incredibly rewarding role involves helping older people with a range of care needs to achieve their day to day and long-term goals.

Make the most of our Connected Learning training experience to get you there – along with support from our industry expert trainers and valuable work placement opportunities. If you already hold an existing Certificate III Individual Support, use these specialisation units to expand your skills and employment options. If you have existing experience but need to formalise your qualifications, talk to our Customer Care Team about an RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) pathway.

  • Students will be required to complete and pay for a National Police Clearance prior to enrolment in this course.
  • Evidence of COVID-19 double vaccination must be presented upon enrolment, as students are required to be fully vaccinated against the virus prior to commencing work placement (as per Department of Health regulations).


Successful completion of this program may assist students to gain entry into further study and/or may contribute towards study credits. Go here for your Health & Community career pathway map and begin.


Select the ACE location closest to you from the tabs below to explore course start dates and download detailed course information. The course fee is determined according to your personal circumstances, you could be eligible for low fee or fee free training. Please contact the College to discuss your eligibility.


Aged Care Worker  /  Home Care Assistant


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This course is nationally recoginsed training

Available in Burleigh Waters, Lismore, Murwillumbah. see below for details

NSW Fees
Concession Co-Contribution Fee
Skilling for Recovery
First Qualification
Second Qualification
Non-subsidised Fee
Full Fee
Queensland Fees
Subsidised Fee
Concession Co-Contribution Fee
$130 ($10 per unit)
Co-Contribution Fee
$156 ($12 per unit)
Non-subsidised Fee
Full Fee

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Location: Lismore
Start Dates: 6 April 2023, 4 May 2023, 6 June 2023, 4 July 2023, 1 August 2023, 5 September 2023, 3 October 2023, 7 November 2023, 5 December 2023
Fee eligibility: Explore options
Duration: Expected classroom duration: 14 weeks
Training Mode: Connected Learning
Study units: 13
Workshops: 2 days per week (including 3 mandatory induction sessions)
Placement: 120 hours
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