For Full Fee students, see the AustCare Training Fees List 2021 here

The student  fee and Police Check will need to be paid in full prior to the commencement of the courses. The remainder can be paid in weekly or fortnightly installments via Ezidebit. Please contact our office on 0448 389 931 to chat to our Accounts Team regarding payment plans.

Important: All fees are to be paid before any documentation is released, including your certificate.

* Please note AustCare Training no longer has access to Government funding. All courses are offered at the fee for service cost.


*Fees are subject to change.

Eligibility Requirements


A $30.00 Police Check is applicable for full fee students if not already obtained and valid.


Additional fees apply for the following electives:

CHCPAL001 Deliver Care Services Using a Palliative Approach – $99.00

HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication – $279.00

CHCCCS002 Assist with Movement – $299.00

If you would like to add a specialisation to your qualification, this is offered at a charge of $550.00 per specialisation.

Certificate III in Individual Support

Whilst no previous experience or knowledge is required, a competent level of literacy and numeracy is required to complete the qualification as well as a willingness to work with the elderly.

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

A completed Certificate III in Individual Support  (Ageing, Home and Community) or similar Certificate III qualification. Existing worker in Aged Care, Disability or Community Sector, a competent level of literacy and numeracy is required to complete the qualification.


AustCare expects:

  • The ability to read, write and communicate in English proficiently (year 10 level or equivalent)
  • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment
  • A Police Clearance with no criminal history in the last 10 years.
  • Physical ability to walk 8 kilometres on a daily basis.
  • Any pre-existing back injuries in the last 5 years must be disclosed.


Before entering any aged care facility, it is required that you complete a National Police Check. This must be done before any paid or voluntary work is to take place. AustCare will arrange this for you for $30.00 if you a full fee student.  Participants of the Certificate 3 Guarantee program funded by the Queensland Government will have their Police Check included as part of their co-contribution fee. To finish the course the result of this check must be clear and show no criminal history. We have been advised from our partner facilities that they will not accept any checks that reveal any matches.

This course is designed to suit everyone including school leavers and mature age students seeking a new career path or return to work persons. Students will be assessed in order to ascertain if their Literacy and Numeracy skills are sufficient to successfully undertake the training program. This is usually via interview or completion of an exercise contained in the proposed training program. Those who require further assessment or support will be referred to a qualified expert. Any costs incurred will be the responsibility of the student.

No, AustCare does the hard work for you! However if you have a place in mind, we will assist you to secure a placement at your preferred location.  If you currently work or volunteer with an aged care facility, respite centre, or other relevant organisation, we may be able to credit you for these hours.  Please discuss this with us further prior to your enrolment.

We include an AustCare student uniform to be worn during your placement this includes 2 polo shirts and a lanyard with your name.

Please note: If you are shopping around with other course providers, confirm your training organisation meets the minimum INDUSTRY STANDARD of 120 hours or work placement. If you have completed anything less, facilities will question the validity of your training making it harder to obtain employment.

You are required to complete 120 hours of unpaid work placement (excluding lunch breaks).

In aged care, morning shifts usually start around 6:30am to 7:00am, and finish around 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Afternoon shifts start between 2:00pm and 3:00pm, and finish between 9:00pm and 10:00pm. If you are doing your placement with a disability respite centre, you should also expect to work morning and afternoon shifts.  You will not be required to do any night shifts or weekend shifts during your placement.

To help you understand your responsibilities in the workplace, you will be given a Student Code of Conduct which indicates expected standards of behaviour in the workplace. Students who have committed a breach of duty of care or who are assessed as presenting a significant risk to themselves or others during work placement may be prevented from undertaking or continuing work placement. If you require any further information, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to assist you.

No – there are many factors to gaining employment, and we cannot guarantee you work. However a very high percentage of students will receive employment of some kind as a result of their work placement. We can guarantee that you will have the best trainers assisting you with your course, who also aim to provide you with the best opportunity of obtaining employment.

Within 30 calendar days of you being assessed as competent in the training program you are enrolled in, providing all fees have been paid.

At AustCare, we specialise in face-to-face, hands-on training in a classroom environment. To assist you in reaching your goals, trainer support is on hand. We encourage you to speak to your trainer with any questions you have about your course material or if you require extra support from them.

Please let your trainer know and contact our office, we can discuss the best way to move forward.

Please call us on 1300 753 491 or (07) 5646 5888.


What our students say about us
“ I would recommend AustCare Training in Gold Coast, and especially Stephanie as the trainer to anyone who is looking for a good, solid, well taught course in Disability services. It really was a great course, and really prepared me to work in the industry. ”
Seth Kathart
“ I love doing this course through AustCare. Brooke is a great teacher who is passionate and knowledgeable in her lessons. Don't do this certificate through anyone else but Austcare!! ”
Leana Bath
“ I trained in Hervey Bay with Michelle,  she made my whole experience fun and exciting. I am now employed and have enjoyed having the pleasure of helping AustCare students with their placement at my work. - Maria Ellis ”
Maria Ellis
To anyone interested in the course. You will not regret it. Austcare is a great Company .Thankyou  Keith Manby
Keith Manby
Anyone wanting to do aged care I would highly recommend this organisation and a great trainer as well.  I gained employment after studying at Austcare! Tara Tilling
Tara Tilling
Aged care through austcare was amazing, friends for life. Working in aged care, I wish I did it a long time ago. Donna in cairns is amazing. Nusbaum J Moroni
Nusbaum J Moroni
Honestly everyone I'm in the middle of doing mine now it's the best thing I have done for myself it's easy to understand the trainer is really awesome and helpful you won't regret it trust me. Kylie Sawtell
Kylie Sawtell
They are great tutors, awesome course, I did it last year and its improved to keep up with what is required to get work after course. Liane Aukaha
Liane Aukaha
Austcare are Fantastic. I am doing there night class in Bundaberg and have found it to be excellent. The Trainer is fantastic who makes the classes enjoyable.  Debra Palmer
Debra Palmer
Best decision I 've ever made was to do the aged care course through you guys and as a result ended up with a job with the place I did placement. Mini Davey
Mini Davey
I thoroughly enjoyed the whole training experience, from the prompt responses to my queries, through to the professional presentation in class and finally the comprehensive exposure to the workplace through placement. with thanks, Muriel Tait
Muriel Tait
This is An awesome course! Full on. Just finished placement. 12 out of 10.
Wewia Littleton
I've had the best training with AustCare and got a job offer few days after I completed my 120 hours work placement! Thank you AustCare !!!
Ena Jamil Tickell