Answering your questions about studying aged care

Are you curious about pursuing an aged care career, but unsure of what studying aged care entails? We’re here to answer the most common questions people have!

Choosing a provider to study a course that will take you to a brand new career can be a daunting decision. You may have many questions and doubts about whether you are making the right choice. Let us help you out by answering all of your questions about studying aged care with us.

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Why should I study aged care?

For some people, aged care isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. But high job demand, the chance to make a difference in people’s lives and getting to work with a diverse community are just some of the wonderful reasons to study aged care.

Why study with private training provider or RTO?

So, what exactly is an RTO, and why should you study with us?

Firstly, Registered training organisations (RTOs) deliver nationally accredited courses in the VET sector. To become an RTO you need to meet a range of requirements to ensure the training you provide is of the highest quality. Selmar is a trusted RTO with over 18 years’ experience, so the first thing you can be sure of is that you’re in good hands.

Secondly, vocational training courses are developed with employment in mind. With high job demand in aged care, now is the right time to join the sector!

What does it look like to study with an RTO?

We’re proud to say we have a longstanding reputation as one of the highest quality training providers in Victoria. Our recent NCVER results indicate that our learners are satisfied and that our training helps people get jobs.

88.7% were employed after training83.1% were satisfied with their training89.2% would recommend us79.6% who weren't employed before training gained employment

*NCVER student outcomes survey 2022

What is practical placement?

Practical placement in your aged care course offers an opportunity to gain real-world experience and develop the professional confidence and skills that will prepare you for a successful career after graduation.

Through practical placement, you’ll get a true understanding of what it’s like to work in the industry – and become more equipped for success.

How does practical placement work?

Our coordinators are here to make your practical placement journey as smooth as possible. They will take your individual needs into account and try to find the perfect match for you.

They can be thought of as ‘matchmakers’, finding you the best placement to suit you. Of course, you can also arrange placement yourself if you prefer. We just want you to be happy and comfortable so that you can make the most out of your placement.

During the placement, your trainer will check up on your progress and in the end, your practical skills will be assessed through observations. Then, you can finish your course and head out into the workplace!

What kind of support can I expect while studying aged care?

Learner support team

We want to ensure you have all the support you need to reach your goals. Our dedicated Learner Support Team can provide you with resources, advice, and a listening ear if you ever need it.

From literacy and numeracy assistance to course advice and study skills, we’re here to make sure you get the support you deserve.

How long will it take to complete my course?

That depends, but most of our courses take around 9-12 months to complete. Vocational training is designed with the goal of getting you out into the workplace as soon as you’re ready.

Am I eligible for funding or concessions to help pay for my course?

Eligible learners have access to funding for the majority of courses! When looking into taking one of our courses, be sure to check with one of our experienced advisors to find out what funding options are available through government programs.

Check out our fees and funding page for more information on the eligibility requirements in your state. If you’re not eligible for funding, there is other options that may work for you such as vet student loans or interest-free payment plans.

Still have questions about studying aged care?

Visit our FAQs page for more answers!

You’re welcome to contact us anytime for a helpful one-on-one chat.


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