Certificate III in Aged Care: why you’ll love studying with Sage

Want to hear an amazing statistic? The number of people over 65 in Australia needing Aged Care services will double from the current 3,000,000, to 6,000,000 by 2050. The Aged Care industry is booming and now more than ever Aged Care workers are in hot demand.

As one of the country’s leading Registered Training Organisations, Sage offers a Certificate III in Aged Care, a comprehensive course providing the knowledge and skills required to work in the Aged Care industry today.

What does an Aged Care worker do?
Typically an Aged Care worker is involved in:

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  • maintaining patients’ personal care and other support activities for people living in an aged care environment
  • activities related to a personalised plan of care
  • working under the direction of a supervisor and within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans

For more information about employment in Aged Care, check out our Career Options in Aged Care blog post.

What do I learn in the Certificate III in Aged Care?
The Sage Certificate III in Aged Care provides you with the knowledge and skills required to provide excellent care for older people primarily located in residential facilities.  The course is broken into learning clusters which include: introduction to aged care, working with older people, specialist skills for aged care, workplace health and safety, dementia in the aged, using a palliative approach and communicating in the workplace. The course also incorporates a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance.

aged care certificate 3 at sage instituteAnother feature of the Certificate III in Aged Care is the significant component of practical work (a minimum of 120 hours of industry work placement).  This part of the course supports students in gaining exposure to the workplace setting, and developing practical skills and experience by responding to real-life situations that can’t be replicated in a normal learning environment.

Study Aged Care with flexibility to suit your needs
We offer a lot of study options at Sage, with daytime, weekend and evening courses and regular student intakes occurring every few weeks. If you are currently working full-time you can enjoy the benefits of part-time study by attending classes in the evenings and weekends.

Flexible payment plans and Government funding
We understand few people have funds available for upfront course fees these days. That’s why we have created several convenient payment plans for you to choose from. However, if you’d like to make a financial saving by paying your fees upfront, you can do this too.

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Many students at Sage Institute of Aged Care also qualify for Government funding, which means they can study aged care for just a fraction of the normal cost. Call our expert Career Advisors on 1300 993 993 to chat about State and Federal Government funding eligibility and a payment plan that suits you.


Sage Institute of Aged Care – it’s more than a job, it’s a rewarding career.


Vicki Tuchtan

Vicki Tuchtan

Vicki Tuchtan is the Academic Director at Sage Institute of Education. She oversees learning processes, teaching outcomes, resources and course development. A passionate advocate for bettering standards of training in Australia, she is currently writing her PhD thesis on defining quality training in the Australian vocational education sector.
Vicki Tuchtan

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