Aged Care

Taking up Aged Care Courses can open a whole new pathway for you to a great career. Moreover, candidates with education and good experience in aged care are more likely to get PR in Australia. With Australia’s population getting older with time, these courses can unlock rewarding career paths. In fact, Health & Social Assistance is one of the few industries where job security and new opportunities are nearly guaranteed for decades to come.

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Course Overview

Aged Care course will prepare the candidate to work under supervision in variety of aged care facilities with clearly-defined accreditation standards and care plans. The candidate will help maintain clients' personal care and other activities and may even supervise junior workers. The qualification also enables lawful administration of medication.

Levels of Aged Care Courses Offered
Certificate III in Aged Care
  • This entry-level qualification equips the taker with the skills that are required to assist the elderly with their personal care and hygiene needs. This may include, but may not be limited to, assistance with providing social & emotional support and helping them maintain independence wherever possible in their daily lives. The course-taker will learn to understand healthy body systems and assist with medication administration, and support people with dementia and other concerning behaviours.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course
Certificate IV in Aged Care
  • This is an extension of Certificate III course. It will further equip the candidate with the skills to care for an elderly individual, including those who require complex management and special assistance. The course-taker will be able to work with groups of older people to promote independence and community participation, and liaise with health care professionals about the individuals in their care. The candidate may even, under supervision, design and implement programs that will increase the quality of life for the elderly in residential or community environments.
  • One must have completed Certificate III in Aged Care to enrol into this course.

Course-taker will be employed in roles like

  • Aged Care Assistant
  • Assistant in Nursing (AIN)
  • Care Worker
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
  • Residential Care Work

The roles one can expect after completion of the course may include

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Assistant Coordinator
  • Care Team Leader
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Respite Care

Top Reasons to Take Up Aged Care Courses

  • Jobs relating to Aged Care typically pay around anywhere from $23,000 to $59,000.
  • There are over 6,000+ active job listings on Indeed relating to Aged Care at the present time.
  • According to a survey, there will be 65,000+ more Aged Care Workers employed in Australia by 2023.

Entry requirements

Here are some of the requirements to enrol in Aged Care Courses.

  • a valid passport for the duration of your study in Australia
  • offer letter from the selected university/institution
  • IELTS score of overall 5.5 with no score below 5.0 in each of the component
  • evidence of sufficient funds
  • evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • successfully completed at least year 12 AQF or equivalent
  • all other relevant documents listed on the Department of Home Affairs visa checklists

Career Outcomes

Aged Care Courses can lead you to a promising career that can take you in many directions. You may get to work on the frontline assisting the elderly or even in administration and management. Here are some of the career outcomes you may come across after completing your Aged Care program.

  • Aged Care Assistant
  • Aged Care Nurse
  • Assistant in Nursing (AIN)
  • Community Support Worker
  • Home Care or Personal Care Assistant
  • Care Supervisor or Team Leader
  • Residential Care Work
  • Respite Care
  • Aged Care Management

Completion of Certificate III and IV courses provides enough knowledge and expertise for the majority of careers in Aged Care.

Online Aged Care Courses

Aged Care Courses are also available online by certain number of providers. The candidates can take up these courses online and study at their own pace and convenience.

Most of the education providers who offer aged care courses online provide interactive learning materials. Furthermore, to assist the students with practical, hands-on element of the job, some courses include a work placement to give students certain experience before entering the workforce.

The online option makes it a popular choice for many.

CLIENT REVIEWS

Bunty Gujral

Bunty Gujral

01 Nov 2019

Am grateful to Ms. Anju @ Asia Pacific for expediting my overseas Health Insurance application. She has been very helpful from the process of choosing the insurance at the very start, to the end. She was also extremely friendly in the process and patient when it comes to dealing with any issues faced. I would strongly recommend her to any other student looking for advice on discounted overseas student health insurance. No one can compete their quotation. Thanks again

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31 Oct 2019

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