Aged Care Worker Courses

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What does an Aged Care Worker do?

Aged Care Workers assist the elderly at aged care facilities or in their own home. They help their clients prepare meals, go shopping, collect medication, and visit the doctor — plus personal services like dressing, basic mobility, showering, and cleaning the house.

As an Aged Care Worker you’ll develop a strong relationship with your clients as well as their families. At times you’ll be liaising with family members about health issues, medication, and other concerns.

Aged Care Worker Courses

There are 7 courses available for people who want to become a Aged Care Worker.

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How much do Aged Care Workers earn?

In Australia, a full time Aged Care Worker generally earns $1,265 per week ($65,789 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 can you expect a higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for Aged Care Workers?

Opportunities for Aged Care Workers in Australia are expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years as more than 179,000 new jobs open up around the country. Aged Care Workers are employed by aged care facilities, community service organisations, nursing homes, private individuals and their families.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Aged Care Worker?

Get started as an Aged Worker with a Certificate III in Individual Support or a Certificate IV in Ageing Support. These take 6-12 months to complete. You will also need a current first aid and CPR certificate as well as an up-to-date influenza vaccination. Some aged care providers also require a national police check.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au