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52841WA Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care (Aged Care Pre-traineeship)

National ID: 52841WA | State ID: AB64

Introduction to Aged Care

The Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care (Pre-Traineeship) will provide you with the basic industry specific skills and knowledge for the aged care sector or a traineeship within the Community Services sector at the Certificate III level.

The program will give you a taster of working in the industry, help you confirm if the career is right for you, and increase your chances of continuing onto further study or employment within the industry. This is 3 month course run in Thornlie that includes 100 hours work placement at an Opal Aged Care facility.  OPAL_PORTRAITtransparent.png

Aged Care is a highly rewarding career helping Australia’s elderly people live fuller and more independent lives.  

Pre-entry evaluation and an interview with our lecturers will take place prior to enrolment to ensure that you can successfully undertake the qualification, including an assessment of your language literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

Use the course inquiry form below to apply/express your interest in this program.

Lower fees, local skillsThis qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Entrance Requirements

Course requirements

Work placement

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

We will evaluate your literacy and numeracy skills prior to enrolment to ensure that you have the minimum literacy and numeracy skills to complete this study successfully. The minimum skills required are level 2 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). If your skills are lower than level 2 you will be provided with literacy and numeracy support while you study this qualification.

Course requirements

Work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. We will arrange the within industry for you which will involve 100 hours at Opal Aged Care facility.

[Other instructions will follow for work placement such as gaining police clearance etc]

Work placement

Work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. SM TAFE will arrange the work placement with the Opal Aged Care facility you which will involve your attendance for 100 hours.

[Other instructions will follow for work placement such as gaining police clearance etc]

Job opportunities

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. In addition, this course involves work placement, giving you further opportunity to develop relationships with potential employers. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that employment is not guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course may be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

Semester 1

Thornlie - Full Time-Classroom-Pre-Traineeship


Fees and charges


When Semester 1
Where Thornlie
How Full Time
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Page last updated October 28, 2020