Aged care courses

Work in one of the fastest growing industries in Australia

Why study aged care?

Graduate with a highly regarded Free TAFE* qualification in 8 months and have a life changing impact on elderly people.

  • Work in one of the fastest growing industries in Australia**. 
  • Free TAFE and JobTrainer allow you to study at little to no cost 
  • Option to study a traineeship if you are already working
  • Valuable placement experience
*Eligibility conditions apply
**Source: Labour Market Insights, National Skills Commision

Study options in aged care

Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015)

This course prepares you to work in aged care, home and community care settings.
  • Nationally accredited 8-month course 
  • Little to no costs with Free TAFE and JobTrainer*
  • Learn at a state-of-the-art facility 
  • Placement arrranged by Kangan Institute
  • Traineeship and workplace delivery option for workers


Certificate IV in Leisure and Health (CHC43415)

Learn about the practice of safe work, communication and relationship building, and lifespan development in leisure and health programs.

  • Offered as a traineeship and workplace delivery
  • Rolling enrolments 
  • 12 month course 
  • Pay little to no cost with Free TAFE and JobTrainer*


*Free TAFE and JobTrainer on selected courses only. Eligibility criteria apply. Other fees and charges may apply. Find out more about Free TAFE and JobTrainer

Career pathways

Enjoy improved career progression with a nationally recognised qualification. 

  • Community Care Worker (Certificate III)
  • Nursing Assistant (Certificate III)
  • Care Assistant (Certificate III)
  • Community Leisure Officer (Certificate IV)
  • Recreational Activities Officer (Certificate IV)
  • Activities Officer (Certificate IV)
  • Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator (Certificate IV)
  • Leisure Officer (Certificate IV)

Graduates can also study a higher level qualification, such as the Diploma of Nursing, after completing these courses.

Aged care placement video 

Essendon Health Hub: Learn at some of the best health facilities in Victoria

Brand New Facilities

With just under $2 million dollars recently invested in its refurbishment, Essendon's Health Hub is equipped with simulated labs and specialist equipment to support you in becoming a qualified healthcare professional.

Excellent Resources

Kangan Institute has dedicated health teaching spaces including simulated laboratories, that provide a ‘state of the art’ learning environment. Real-world placements in health services provide a hands-on industry experience that will graduate you work-ready. 

Conveniently located

Located centrally in the leafy business surroundings of Melbourne’s north, our Essendon campus is ideal for those pursuing opportunities in health.

Student Testimonial




"The gratitude was a really nice feeling", says Chiara, who was inspired to study the Certificate III in Individual Support after caring for her grandfather.

Support and Employment Services

Free Support for Students

As a Kangan Institute student you have access to free and confidential student support services from qualified staff throughout your training journey. This includes one-on-one support with writing and assessments, and counselling services.


You can also access free and independent and career and pathways advice from our Skills and Jobs Centre.

Related courses

Health & Community Services

Nursing, Disability, Pathology, Justice, NDIS Initiative, Dental Assisting, Aged Care, Community Services, Allied Health, Early Childhood Education and Care, Health Services Assistance, Leisure and Health, Education Support

Study with Kangan Institute

Nationally recognised

Study with us and gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Over 90 years

Of world class educational excellence.

35000+ students

 Educated each year across Melbourne.

Large Training Provider of the Year

Awarded at the Victorian Training Awards 2022.

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