Employment Opportunities in Aged Care

Featured News: March 31, 2018

 The Aged Care Industry in Australia is growing at a rapid pace. An ageing population, a decline in births, and an increasing average lifespan all contribute to this growth.

 

According to the Government, the Aged Care Industry will have high projected employment rates over the next few years. This means the need for qualified care workers will continue to grow and good-quality workers will be in high demand.

 

What do Aged Care workers do?
Roles in the Aged Care Industry are diverse and can include placement in both nursing homes and private care. You have the opportunity to care for the needs of the elderly, support their health and wellbeing, provide emotional support and respect their rights.

Tasks

  • accompanying aged and disabled persons during daily activities
  • assisting clients with their mobility
  • preparing food for clients
  • arranging social activities
  • performing housekeeping tasks such as vacuuming and cleaning
  • assisting in personal hygiene and dressing
  • providing companionship, friendship and emotional support
  • may do shopping and run errands
  • may live in with the person
 
Working in Aged Care is a very fulfilling and rewarding career - it's not just about providing care, it's about adding value to the lives of others.
 
 
Qualifications Needed
A Certificate III is usually needed to work in this job. Around three in five workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification. Sometimes experience or on-the-job training is needed in addition to a qualification.

Aged Care courses provide graduates with the required skills to support and care for the elderly in a variety of settings. We offer aged care courses in both Certificate 3 and Certificate 4.

 

Having provided up-to-date Nationally Accredited training for the Australian Care Industry since 1994, we not only give our students the required knowledge and skills to work in the Aged Care Industry, we also work as a foot in the door to potential employers.

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Our certificates in aged care incorporate work placements to give our students first-hand experience within organisations in the Aged Care Industry. Our students gain hands-on experience working with established aged care professionals.

 

If you are interested in studying a Certificate III In Individual Support - Ageing or Certificate IV in Ageing Support or would just like to know more about the industry, please feel free to give us a call. We are more than happy to help with any questions you may have.

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