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Aged Care Manager Courses

Aged Care Managers oversee the daily operations and management of aged care facilities, nursing homes, and residential care centres. They manage finances, human resources, customer service, maintenance, food service, and workplace safety — plus ensure the organisation complies with the law and industry standards.

As an Aged Care Manager you may be answering to a Board of Directors or even a government department (if it’s a community service organisation) — and you’ll be working closing with team leaders as well as departmental supervisors.

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Popular Aged Care Manager Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become an Aged Care Manager.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Aged Care Managers earn?

In Australia, a full time Aged Care Worker generally earns $1,265 per week ($65, 789 annual salary) before tax — Aged Care Managers who look after facility operations would earn considerably more than this. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only.

What are the job opportunities for Aged Care Managers?

Employment in Aged Care is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years as more than 179,000 new jobs open up around the country. This also includes aged care supervisory and management roles. Aged Care Managers are employed by aged care facilities, community service organisations, nursing homes, and residential care centres.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become an Aged Care Manager?

If you are looking for a management role in Aged and Community care you’ll need real world experience in the aged care sector, plus leadership and administration skills. A Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), plus the Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management would give you a strong understanding of the aged care sector — as well as skills in business, leadership, strategic planning and compliance. These courses could be achieved in under 2 years, but you are likely to need 3-5 years industry experience. To work in aged care (at any level) you 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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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within aged care and disability. 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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