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Aged Care Nurse Courses

An Aged Care Nurse provides specialised care to elderly patients in a hospital, healthcare environment or an aged care facility. You’ll monitor health conditions and follow a treatment plan. Aged Care Nurses may tend to wounds, administer medication or provide other treatments as required. You might also provide assistance with dressing, showering or feeding.

Aged Care Nurses should have excellent personal skills and be able to communicate well with patients. You should have good attention to detail and be able to prioritise your tasks. Aged Care Nurses should be able to work well in a team and liaise with other health care professionals.

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Popular Aged Care Nurse Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become an Aged Care Nurse.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Aged Care Nurse earn?

In Australia, a full time Aged Care Nurse generally earns $1,050 per week ($54,600 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Aged Care Nurse?

There has been a strong increase in the number of people working in this field in recent years. There are currently 39,300 people employed as an Aged Care Nurse in Australia compared to 30,200 five years ago. Aged Care Nurses may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Aged Care Nurse?

If a career as an Aged Care Nurse interests you, consider enrolling in a Diploma of Nursing. This course will prepare you to work in a range of healthcare settings and includes work placements so you’ll gain valuable real world experience.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within aged care and nursing. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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