Assistant in Nursing (Ageing & Disability)

Who is this non-accredited course for?

 Assistant in Nursing (Ageing & Disability) is a non-accredited course designed for those who are unable to attain a formal qualification but want to attain skills and knowledge and competencies required to work in a health care support role.


What will I learn from this course?

Assistant in Nursing (Ageing & Disability) is a non-accredited course that covers competencies, practical workshops, and clinical work placement (120 hours) designed to develop skills and knowledge required to work in aging and disability support care.

The course covers all essential competencies including:

  • Provide individualised support
  • Support independence and wellbeing
  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Work with diverse people
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Recognize healthy body system
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • Provide support to people with dementia
  • Meet personal support needs
  • Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedure
  • Manual Handling Training for Health Care Support Workers


Upon successful completion you’ll be provided a Completion Certificate. As part of this course, you will also be provided Statement of Attainment for following units of competencies (if assess requirements are met):

  • HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control


You will also be required to undertake 120 hours of supervised work placement in the aged care, disability and/or home care facilities.


How long is the course?

This course is designed to be completed within up to 13 weeks (including holidays and placement) The completion of this course also depends upon on your:

  • prior knowledge, skills, and experience
  • allotted time to study every week
  • learning abilities


How is the course structured and delivered?

The course is delivered in the blended mode: online and on-campus (for practical simulation). You will be provided with Learner Guides Assessment Workbook and helpful resources. You will also be required to attend our practical training facility that simulates the real-life aged care and disability support facility.

You’ll be required to undertake 120 hours of clinical work placement.


What IT system do I need?

To complete your course, you will need to arrange access to a computer with:

  • A computer/laptop with Internet
  • Latest Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Acrobat Reader
  • Camera or video recorder
  • Scanner, if available


What are the course fees?

Fee for this course is $1,100.

Please see Fees and Refunds Policy for more information.


Is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer available?

As this is not an accredited qualification, there RPL or credit transfer is not available for this course.


What are the Qualification Pathways?

As this is not an accredited qualification, there no formal pathways.

It is recommended that learners wishing to obtain a nationally recognised qualification under Australian Qualification Framework in this field should consider joining courses such as CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support course (or its successor).