The Australian Academy of Nursing has developed courses to provide a pathway to the Carers profession with flexible industry relevant training packages with pathways to further study.



CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support is designed to meet the growing needs of the age care sector. Graduates are trained to care for seniors in residential and private home environments.


CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support is the latest qualification for Age, Home and Community and Disability Care sectors.  It has three specialisations:

  • Aged Care
  • Home and Community Care
  • Disability


This course supersedes the CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care course which is due to expire in mid-2016. This course designed to be delivered online and on campus with 120 hour Practical Placement component arranged by the Academy.


CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services is designed for senior and mansgmeht Carer roles. Graduates develop the knowledge and competencies to solve complex client and community care issues, assume leadership roles and provide proactive strategies for clients.


1. Complete your AAON application form

Click the button to your course of choice from the selection below to be taken to the relevant application page. Depending on the course you choose, you may need the following documentation. Short courses typically do not require documentation beyond I.D.

Application checklist for certificate courses:

  • Complete all relevant sections of the application form
  • Read and accept the terms of service
  • Attach relevant files such as a certified copy of your passport, certified copies of qualifications, certified copies of English test (for IELTS requirements, refer to the relevant course information), Vaccination record card (if applicable), and Police check (if applicable)

2. Confirmation

You will be redirected to a confirmation page or be sent a confirmation email upon submission of an application. Once your application fee is received, The Australian Academy of Nursing will assess your application and will email you regarding the results of your application. Short courses generally do not require evaluation of an application.

3. Accepting an offer and payment of fees

If your application is successful, a Letter of Offer will be emailed to  you. Course fees will be obtained through the payment method and details provided in the online application, unless AAON(or affiliate) is notified by the student. To apply for a payment plan, please fill out an application for intalment or flexifees. For more information on the payment options available, please refer to the FAQ.

4. Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE)

After you have paid your fees, AAON(or affiliate) will issue an ECoE. The ECoE will be sent to you or your agent by mail, email, or fax.


III in Individual Support

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IV in Ageing Support

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Diploma of Community Services

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