Undergraduate Certificate in Aged Care Support

Approved Abbreviation: UGCAgedCareSupport

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7173.1

AQF Level: 5

The Undergraduate Certificate in Aged Care Support provides an introduction to the health sciences, focusing on the aged care sector. Aged care is the support provided to older people in their own home or in an aged care facility. It can include assistance with everyday living, health care, accommodation and equipment such as walking frames or ramps. Aged care plays a vital role in society, in ensuring the provision of both skilled and custodial care as well as ensuring dedicated care and assistance with their daily activities to improve quality of life.

Study Mode
Six months full-time


This short course is available to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are aged 17 years or over.

For more information on applying please see the link to The College admission pages below.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points including the units listed below.

400871Professional Health Competencies
400732Communication in Health
400244Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory
400968Professional Practice in Aged Care and Disability

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