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Victoria University (VU) is well known for preparing our students not just for a career, but for life. Through our strong industry connections we provide opportunities for every individual to achieve success on their own terms, whether you are a school leaver, returning to study or want to undertake postgraduate study.
Upon completion of these qualifications you will be ready to gain employment in a wide range of organisations. All courses are quality assured and many are offered in a blended learning model including classroom, online, simulated practical and on-job learning experiences as required.
Through our network of business, industry and community partners, VU equips its students with the skills and knowledge required in the real world. These connections help provide meaningful work placements for our students. We have an extensive network across many sectors of the health industry which helps make sure that course content is absolutely current and contributes to the outstanding quality of our graduates.
Your future career can benefit from our workplace learning program. Our practical course components give you an advantage over many other students elsewhere. VU graduates are known for their practical experience and learning outside the classroom.
Skills Recognition is availabe for each qualification and is a process where your existing skills obtained through work, education and everyday life experiences are formally recognised.
If you have worked for a period of time and feel confident that you can do a particular job, but don't have a formal qualification, then Skills Recognition will benefit you by:
- Reducing unnecessary training and assessment tasks for what you already know and do.
- Reducing the cost and time it takes to complete or achieve a qualification.
- Enabling advancement to a higher level qualification if desired.
A Skills Recognition online tool is available for many of our courses, which means that you can complete the process in your own time at your own pace. The online tool can be accessed here.
Welcome to the courses available in Aged Care and Disability. This Student Induction resource is designed to assist you with your study and experiences here at VU.
The Student Charter outlines your rights and responsibilities as a student here at VU. It is important for you to know your rights and responsibilities so that you are able to exercise them appropriately. To view the Student Charter, please click here.
VU offers a range of orientation activities to help you which provide you with information for support services, campus tours and lots of fun activities. For more information, please click here.
We have a range of facilities and services to support learning and to help you get the most out of university life. For information on all available support services, please read our Getting Involved, Getting Help brochure. Our services include:
Abrehet Fssaheye completed a Certificate III in Aged Care, Certificate III in Health Administration and a Certificate III in Home and Community Care.
Workplace learning: Glendale Nursing Home.
"I'm originally from Eritrea and always dreamed of becoming a nurse and caring for older people. I come from a culture where older people are highly respected.
I gained a lot of experience during my work placement in an Aged Care facility during my Certificate III in Aged Care at VU.
I worked at an Aged Care facility in Werribee for six weeks – three days a week from 7am to 3pm. It was really interesting. I was doing real work, and it was useful for my classroom studies. When you do something in real life it's totally different to studying it. I learned to do things practically and I learned a lot.
With the help of supportive and helpful teachers, Victoria University has given me the chance to fulfil a bright future. It is never too late to go after your dream."
Aged Care and Disability delivers training at the following campuses:
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General Enquiries: +61 (03) 9919 8259
Make the most of the day and tailor a program that matches your interests. Select a study area to see the events and information sessions available.