We know that it can be a big decision to start studying. We have put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) to make that decision a bit easier. If you have a question that isn’t on the list, please get in contact with Embracia Education via our Contact Us page.

Duration, Units and Outcome

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) has a duration of 12 months, Certificate IV in Ageing Support has a duration of 18 months.

Yes, you can hand in your previous certificates and transcripts and we will check if we can accredit units for your Certificate.

With a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) you can work as a Personal Care Attendant, Care Assistant, Residential Care Worker, or Food Services Worker.

After completing Certificate IV your potential occupations include Personal Care Attendant, Residential Care Worker, Care Supervisor, or Leisure and Therapy assistant.

Study Mode

As a domestic student, you can either study online or on campus. Both of our courses include a compulsory work placement which must be attended in person.

Our student campus is located at Embracia Monee Vallee in Avondale Heights.

If you choose to attend on campus, your training will be delivered in a blended mode classroom-based delivery (three days per week) which is trainer led, combined with self-paced learning (we recommend 6 hours per week)

At Embracia Education, assessment is conducted using a combination of written knowledge assessment, research tasks, case studies, work log books, supervisor feedback and workplace observation.

Yes, even when you start to study online you will receive individual support by our Student Manager Lilian.


You don’t need to worry about finding a placement. Our sister company Embracia Victoria has two nursing homes in Melbourne where you do your placement. They are located in Reservoir and Avondale Heights. If you live in Australia but not Victoria, you can also do your placement at a suitable aged care facility close to your home.

For Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) you will need 120 hours of compulsory work placement, for Certificate IV in Ageing Support 150 hours.

Entry Requirements

Domestic students are required to fulfill the following entry requirements:

  • be aged 18 years or over.
  • hold a satisfactory Australian police check
  • able to commit to the course attendance requirements
  • hold a minimum of a Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent
  • have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills


We offer our students for intakes during the year. You can either start in February, April. July or October.

If you are ready to start your career with us, you can enrol online by clicking on the Enrol Now button. Please contact us if you need any assistance with the enrolment.

You can apply on https://www.usi.gov.au for your USI or check if you already have one. Alternatively, we can get the USI on your behalf.

Fees and Payment

Unfortunately, our training is not eligible for governmental funding.

Unfortunately, we do not offer scholarships. However, please note that you won’t be required to pay the whole course price at once.

No, the tuition fees are split in several instalments over the duration of your course. For further details please check our schedule of fees and charges.