aged care and mental health.


educational outcomes

AAON has maintained a proud tradition of academic excellence and values in healthcare education, which is reflected by the success of our students as graduates in the workplace.


certificates & diploma

AAON offers nationally-accredited courses and non-accredited certificates that are tailored to students who wish to start a rewarding career or build upon their knowledge and experience.


next intake for 2020

The next intake for AAON’s accredited Certificate and Diploma courses is July 20, 2020. To secure a placement, prospective students must submit their application by March 1, 2020. 


stay safe + study online

Taking care of Australia’s ageing population or assisting people with mental health disabilities comes with many meaningful and rewarding career opportunities.

By choosing to study at the Australian Academy of Nursing [AAON], you have already taken the first steps in opening new and potentially lucrative pathways in the Australian healthcare industry. With our courses and diplomas now available online during the COVID-19 pandemic, AAON will not only provide you with a diverse range of clinical and technical skills as a frontline healthcare worker but they will also advance you in a variety of administrative roles in the aged care and mental health sectors.

  • Courses: We offer nationally-recognised vocational aged care, disability support, and mental health care courses for students aiming to gain the skills, practical experience and knowledge to enter Australia’s healthcare industry. They include CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support; CHC43015 Certificate IV in  Ageing Support, CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health; CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability, and CHC 52015 Diploma of Community Services, BSB50215 Diploma of Business and BSB80615 Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning).
  • Learning: We provide students with an exceptional learning environment that includes state-of-the-art training facilities and access to practical training.
  • Outcomes: We believe that every student should be in a position to capitalise on their strengths and graduate with outcomes of the highest standards. To achieve our goals, each Diploma and Certificate courses are taught by industry experts who impart an even greater insight into the aged care and mental health sectors; a direction that not only equips students with first-hand knowledge and principled application but also distinguishes them from their peers. 
  • Network: We impart even further value to your educational experience and practical work placement program through our extensive healthcare network — collaborative partnerships that will bring you one step closer to securing a position of choice in a variety of frontline and community-support service roles.

intake 2020

  • Intake 3:
    July 20, 2020
  • Intake 4:
    October 12, 2020

getting started

our campus

AAON’s modern campus provides students with the best facilities and resources along with an engaging and supportive learning environment.

student services

AAON is committed to the success and welfare of all students and provides myriad support services to ensure that each reach their maximum potential.

how to apply 

AAON’s staff members are here to support all applicants through the enrolment and transition process; whether you’re a new or existing student.  


australia's aged-care sector

2020 has already become a monumental year for the aged care sector following the release of the Aged Care Royal Commission’s final report in November and the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the priorities that have been established is the immediate need for skilled and caring professionals in the aged care sector. This direction not only underscores our guiding principles as a premier RTO but also our social commitment to the healthcare industry and Australian communities.

Australia’s ageing population is creating new and diverse employment opportunities in the aged-care, disability and mental health sectors where the demand for professional and compassionate care workers from Australia and around the world is growing at a faster rate than the proportionate supply of qualified graduates.

In the same way, the number of Australians requiring some level of aged care will also drive employment growth in the healthcare industry. With nearly 5 million [20 per cent of the total population] projected to be over 65 years of age within the next decade and over 15 per cent now in this demographic, the National Disability Insurance Scheme [NDIS] is expecting to create over 90,000 fulltime positions over the next five years.

To meet the new employment demands, Australian Academy of Nursing [AAON] is setting the benchmark in vocational education and training by offering Australian and International students a range of courses and skills-based clinical placements that focus solely on career pathways as residential and community carers. Backed by a committed framework of legislative compliance and quality assurance, our healthcare courses empower students with the knowledge and practical experience — capabilities that offer rewarding and diverse career opportunities, job promotions or a placement at a premier Australian university.

This is our commitment to you. Welcome to AAON.