What will I learn in an Aged Care Course?
Did you know there are likely to be around 179,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2023 (that’s about 35,800 a year).
The number of people working as Aged and Disabled Carers (in their main job) grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years: from 175,800 in 2018 to 245,000 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
A career in Aged Care can be an incredibly fulfilling profession. Your days will be filled by helping those vulnerable members of society who often need it the most, our elderly. You will make a huge difference to the lives of many people, and there aren’t many careers that can offer that kind of intrinsic reward. It’s an attractive career for parents who are returning to the workforce, as well as young people who wish to work part-time while studying online. Generally speaking an Aged Care worker will provide assistance for an elderly person in their home, or at an aged care facility. Duties can include helping them get dressed, assisting with their personal hygiene needs, providing social and emotional support, and accompanying them on outings. With Australia’s ageing population, not only will you enjoy a personally rewarding career, but you will always be in high demand for the foreseeable future.
A career in Aged Care can take you in many directions, from working on the frontline assisting the elderly, to behind the scenes in administration and management. Over 93.5% of Aged Care workers provide health care and social assistance. The remainder consists of Public Administration and Safety, Administrative and Support Services, and Education and Training. Here are a few of the opportunities that await you.
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
Aged Care Management