English for Aged Care

Accredited Units

  • (FSKLRG011) Use routine strategies for work-related learning
  • (FSKRDG007) Read and respond to simple workplace information
  • (FSKRDG008) Read and respond to information in routine visual and graphic texts
  • (FSKRDG010) Read and respond to routine workplace information
  • (FSKWTG009) Write routine workplace texts
  • (SWERWT007) Read and write basic factual texts
  • (SWERWT009) Read and write routine transactional texts
  • (SWERWT012) Read and write routine narrative texts
  • (VU22366) Create simple texts for learning purposes
  • (VU22368) Create simple texts to participate in the community
  • (VU22388) Engage with texts of limited complexity for employment purposes
  • (VU22390) Participate in spoken interactions of limited complexity
  • (VU22393) Create texts of limited complexity to participate in the workplace
  • (VU22402) Undertake a simple investigation of health and wellbeing

Non-accredited units

Course Overview

Do you need to improve your English so that you can do further study and work in the aged care industry?

Macquarie Community College is a leading provider of English teaching, offering you an inclusive and supportive environment in which to learn.

This English for Aged Care course is suitable for people who need to develop their functional English language skills in preparation for studying the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability Specialisation) in the future.

During this course, you will develop your English reading, writing, speaking and researching skills. This will enable you to be more equipped and confident to participate in the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability Specialisation) course more successfully.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

Learn more about this course

What you will learn

Course outline

In this English for Aged Care course, you will learn how to:

  • Read and respond to various text types that are required in the Aged Care Certificate qualification
  • Write routine workplace texts
  • Read and write texts for multiple purposes in the aged care sector
  • Participate in spoken interactions
  • Undertake a simple investigation of health and wellbeing in the aged care environment
  • Understand diversity in the workplace

Course outcome

At the end of the course, you will be able to read, write and speak proficiently for the purposes of studying in the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) in the future.

You will be issued a Statement of Attainment for the units where competency has been achieved.

At the end of the course, you will be issued a certificate in FSK20119 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways, where competency has been achieved. You will gain skills to participate in further study in preparation for employment.

What is involved

Time commitment

This course will include both classroom based sessions and home study for 15-20 hours a week.


Assessment (including recognition of prior learning) must:

  • Meet the requirements of the relevant unit of competency, training package or accredited course, and
  • Be conducted in accordance with the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence, and
  • meet workplace and, where relevant, regulatory requirements.

For this course assessment will entail the following:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Researching and projects

What you need to know

Entry requirements

An appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills is required to enrol in this course. Macquarie Community College may conduct an LLN assessment as part of the pre enrolment process.

What you need to provide

  • All course material is provided and inclusive with course fees
  • Notepad and pen

For remote learning online Zoom classes students will need a stable internet connection on computer or laptop to participate.

Fees and government subsidies

The NSW Government’s Adult and Community Education (ACE) Program provides affordable, local training and education to NSW communities. Under the ACE program, participants, employers, delivery partners and providers and the government collaborate to improve learning outcomes for learners and meet community training needs.
The ACE Program will also offer support to small business owners and their staff by providing fully subsidised accredited and non-accredited training in targeted courses in information technology, business services or foundation skills.
*Eligibility criteria apply. This training is fully subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria.
Students will need to supply the required evidence in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

  • Eligible for Subsidised Training: Fee-Free
  • Not Eligible for Subsidised Training: Price on Application

If you're a prospective student, employer or service provider please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/adult-and-community-education/ for more information where you will find everything you need to know about the ACE program before you enrol.
Contact us today or call on 1300 845 888 to check your eligibility.

What you can do next

Career pathway

After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to study the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability Specialisation) with Macquarie Community College.

Study pathway

Class details

RTO 90033
Start Date02 September 2024
End Date02 December 2024
DaysMon, Tue, Wed
Time9.30am - 2.30pm
Location Epping Campus

Fees & Government Subsidies

At Macquarie Community College, we create and provide affordable and inclusive learning opportunities that meet the needs of individuals, organisations and communities.

Given the broad range of accredited and non-accredited programs offered by the College the fees and subsidies will vary depending on the course.

Fee for Service Courses 

Courses available on a fee-for-service basis will have the price clearly indicated within the class details. Additional fee information may also be found in the ‘’what you need to provide’’ section of the course details.

Funded Courses

Macquarie Community College delivers NSW government subsidised training, including training under the Smart and Skilled and Adult and Community Education (ACE) programs.

To access government subsidised training, including fee exemptions or concessions, you must meet the following criteria:

  • aged 15 years or older
  • no longer be at school
  • living or working in NSW
  • Australian OR New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident OR a Humanitarian Visa Holder, OR a Partner Visa Holder whose sponsor is a current or past Humanitarian Visa Holder

When you enrol in a NSW government subsidised course you will be required to pay the Smart and Skilled student fee unless you qualify for a fee exemption.

For further information on NSW government subsidies visit the below funding pages.

Adult and Community Education 

Smart and Skilled 


NSW Fee Free Training 

Credit Transfer

Am I Eligible for Credit Transfers?

Credit Transfer (CT) is granted as a result of identifying learning outcomes already achieved through formal training. Credit outcomes may allow for entry into a qualification and/or provide credit towards the qualification. Credit Transfer given may reduce the time required for you to achieve the qualification.

To apply for Credit Transfer you will need to provide original or certified copies of certificates previously attained through formal training prior to completing the enrolment process.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is granted as a result of identifying and assessing previous and current informal education and training, work experience and/or life experience and knowledge. Previous learning and the evidence supplied is measured against pre-determined performance standards contained within the Units of Competency.

To apply for recognition of prior learning you should indicate your decision to apply for recognition as soon as possible after enrolment and the induction program.

We will be happy to provide you with an RPL kit after speaking directly with you to ensure you understand the requirements of this process.

Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Apply

Step 1 - Apply

  • Select your preferred course and class
  • Review course and fee subsidy requirements to check your eligibility
  • If you need help contact us via livechat or via contact us form
  • Click Apply now

Step 2 - Assessment / Enrolment

  • We will assess your application and make contact within 2 business days
  • You will be asked to complete a language, literacy & numeracy assessment
  • Complete enrolment form
  • Provide all required evidence and/or documents

Step 3 - Start Learning

Following submitting your enrolment form and documents you will receive:

  • An enrolment confirmation
  • Tax invoice / payment plan details (if relevant)
  • A course reminder prior to your classes starting
  • A Zoom link (Online Zoom classes only)
  • A student login to your learning portal if relevant