Study Nursing, Ageing and Individual Support

Why study Nursing, Ageing or Individual Support at UOW College?

Nurses and support workers help others to better health. They are involved in a range of health care activities that are designed to provide care to people with acute, chronic and complex health conditions.  A career in health care can be extremely rewarding and enable you make a difference in the lives of others. You’ll be entering a growing industry that is essential to the support of individuals, families and communities. 

Smart and Skilled Government Funding 

UOW College Ageing and Individual Support courses are subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart and Skilled funding scheme. If eligible for the subsidy, the course fee payable will be substantially reduced. To check your eligibility for NSW Government Smart and Skilled funding, refer to the smart and skilled website. 

VET Student Loans

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing students may be eligible for a VET Student Loan (government loan).

What’s different about each course?

The HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing is an 18-month course which will provide you with the knowledge, skills and attributes for practice as an Enrolled Nurse. The Diploma of Nursing can also provide you with entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Wollongong. Nursing students graduate with a diverse range of real, practical skills ready for a rewarding career with a world of opportunities. 

The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support is a 7-month course which reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged care services; either in residential, home or community based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery. 

On successful completion of the Certificate IV in Ageing Support you may progress to the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing* 

* Subject to meeting entry requirements.


The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support is a 7-month course which reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential settings who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. 

On successful completion of the Certificate III in Individual Support, you may progress to the Certificate IV in Ageing Support or the Diploma of Nursing* 

* Subject to meeting entry requirements 

Meet Emma

I wanted to study the Bachelor of Nursing at University of Wollongong, but I didn’t get the marks I needed. I came across UOW College through word of mouth. I am honestly so happy that I didn’t get the marks for the Bachelor because I love doing the Diploma. The Diploma suits me perfectly as I didn’t want to study for a long time as the Diploma only goes for 18 months. My Diploma gives me access to transition directly into the workforce as an Enrolled Nurse (EN).EmmaDiploma of Nursing