Australia has an ageing population and as such Aged Care is an industry which is going through phenomenal change and growth – it is one of the key areas where there will be an identified shortage of workers in the near future.
In one sense, it is principally driven by the ageing population as the Baby Boomers’ generation age; in another, government legislation and guidelines are making qualifications mandatory for working in this sector.
Working in Aged Care involves assisting residents in their personal needs, monitoring health issues, as well as engaging them in meaningful activities.
The aged care sector is a mandated industry: all workers in Aged Care facilities must have a Certificate III minimum qualification in addition to
- Police Clearance/DCSI Screening
- First Aid
- Manual Handling
Training for work in the Aged Care sector is a specialisation of Australian Workplace Training – we deliver the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support(Ageing) and CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support as well as HLTAID003 Provide First Aid and Manual Handling (non-accredited).
An Aged Care qualification can be bundled with a qualification in Disability, not only to improve the services supplied to residents but also to improve employability.