Advanced Certificate in Aged Care and Counselling

Advanced Certificate in Aged Care Counselling Online Course Sale!
Full Fee $2178.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $2500.00 incl GST
Duration 400 hrs (24 months)
Exam Compulsory
Tutor Support Yes by email, 2 years to complete
Qualification Advanced Certificate

This Advanced Certificate has been created to satisfy the need for specific training by distance learning for those giving emotional support and care to the aged and elderly and their families.

Gain skills in:

  • Counselling the elderly and their families
  • Understanding the life changes experienced by people as they age
  • Understanding grief and its management
  • Understanding family dynamics and how best to support families.

The transition to old age as well as the illness and dramatic life changes experience by the elderly and their family can be very dramatic and sudden. Most families are unprepared for both the physical and emotional changes when having to cope with the transition to care and nursing homes, the changes in relationships and the sudden onset of ill health.

This is an open learning program suitable for those who are in situations to give advice, care and support to the elderly and their families. Our lessons are self paced and each modules runs for a duration of 100 hours, after completion of all 4 modules, you will then gain an ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN AGED CARE COUNSELLING.


Detailed Course Outline


This course is made up of a number of lessons or units.  Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.

There are 4 modules in this course:

Aged Care and Counselling

This course is highly recommended to anyone working in nursing homes, aged care, counselling, community services or anyone who has to help someone with age and health related issues.


  • Understanding Ageing
  • Lifestyle Changes
  • Deterioration of Health
  • Support Services
  • Enablement Techniques
  • Grief and Loss Counselling
  • Debilitating and Terminal Illness
  • Losing a Loved One
  • Ethics and Intervention

Grief Counselling

This course provides a sound basis for understanding and working with people who are experiencing grief. Develop your understanding of appropriate practices and procedures for Grief Counselling. Topics covered include: Nature and Scope of Grief, Stages of Grief, Grief and different age groups, Adjustment to Bereavement, Abnormal Grief, Preparing for Bereavement, Long-term Grief and more.


  • Nature and Scope of Grief and Bereavement
  • Stages of Grief
  • Grief and Children
  • Grief and Adolescents
  • Adjustment to Bereavement
  • Abnormal Grief
  • Preparing for Grief and Bereavement
  • Future Outlook and Long-Term Grief

Suggested Electives (Choose 2)

  • Family Counselling
  • Anger Management
  • Crisis Counselling
  • Relationships and Communication Counselling
  • Stress Management
  • Counselling Techniques
  • Counselling Skills A
  • Counselling Skills B

When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.

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    Course Tutor

    Dr Nicholas Harris B. Psychology (Hons I), PhD

    Nicholas is a social psychologist; he studies and teaches on topics involving group-level and individual-level behavior, as well as examining the effect of the situation.  Nicholas has been involved in writing textbooks and research papers in psychology. Nicholas’ teaching experience is vast; he has taught social psychology, indigenous and intercultural psychology, statistics, research methods, psychological measurement and assessment, personality, organizational psychology, counselling skills, and ethics. Nicholas has also completed a number of short courses on counselling and suicide prevention, and has volunteered for a number of years with Lifeline. Nicholas has supervised a number of honours and master’s research theses.

    How It Works

    1. Learn Online

    Get access to your course content anywhere, anytime and study at your own pace.

    2. Get Help & Support

    Connect with other like-minded students and get help from the teacher whenever you have a question.

    3. Receive Certificate

    Graduate from your course knowing that you have what it takes to reach your next step.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I pay in installments?

    Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.

    Can I study from anywhere in the world?

    We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.

    Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?

    Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.


    Do I have to sit an Exam?

    No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

    Do you have set start dates?

    There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.