Undergraduate Certificate in Aged Care Support (7173)

  • Approved Abbreviation: UGCAgedCareSupport
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7173
  • AQF Level: 5

This program has been suspended from 2023.

This program applies to students who commenced in Block B, 2021 or later. 

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For Commencement Year 2020 - please refer to 7173.1 Undergraduate Certificate in Aged Care Support

The Undergraduate Certificate in Aged Care Support provides an introduction to the health sciences, focusing on the aged care sector. Aged care is the support provided to older people in their own home or in an aged care facility. It can include assistance with everyday living, health care, accommodation and equipment such as walking frames or ramps. Aged care plays a vital role in society, in ensuring the provision of both skilled and custodial care as well as ensuring dedicated care and assistance with their daily activities to improve quality of life.

Study Mode

Six months full-time. 

Program Advice

Mitchell Liddle 

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Online Full Time Online See above


This program is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are aged 17 years or over and not currently enrolled in or completing Year 12 in the same year of intended admission. 

For more information on applying please see the link to The College admission pages below.


Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points including the subjects listed below.

Subject Title Credit Points
HLTH 1016Professional Competencies in Health (UG Cert)10
COMM 1043Communication in Health (UG Cert)10
REHA 1009Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory (UG Cert)10
WELF 3024Professional Practice in Aged Care and Disability (UG Cert)10
Total Credit Points40