So you’ve decided that aged care is for you.
The next step is to equip yourself with all the knowledge and skills needed for you to become a qualified aged care professional.
There’s just one question: where should you study?
If you’re an international student wondering what your next move should be, we have a suggestion: have you thought about completing an aged care course in Australia?
Why study aged care in Australia?
You’ll get a high-quality education
There are many reasons that students from all over the world travel to Australia to study.
One of the biggest ones? The quality of our education.
Australian institutions provide international students with a quality education that’ll open up doors everywhere, whether you’re studying an aged care course, commercial cookery, or anything else in between!
With stringent accreditation and strict standards guiding the type of content you will study as part of your aged care course, you can be confident that you’ll graduate with a strong knowledge base that you can bring into your aged care career, wherever that may take you.
A focus on making you job-ready
Each aged care course in Australia features a strong emphasis on making you job-ready – after all, aged care can be a very hands-on job sometimes!
Featuring a mixture of classroom lessons and practical workshops, Australian aged care courses give you the skills you need to succeed in an aged care workplace.
And it isn’t just workshops, either.
Each aged care course in Australia is required to include a mandatory work placement with an accredited aged care facility.
The reason is simple: it’ll give you an opportunity to experience the type of work you’ll be doing, AND put your new skills to the test.
At Academia, we’ve built strong industry connections and partnered with almost 20 aged care facilities around Melbourne to provide our students with the real-world experience they need to succeed in their careers.
Huge demand = job security and plentiful opportunities
When you make any career decision, what’s the first thing you think of?
Answer: job opportunities.
Due to Australia’s ageing population, there’s plenty of opportunity for successful aged care students in Australia.
If you stay in Australia after completing your aged care course, there will be plenty of places you’ll be able to work. And that number will only go up in the coming years, translating to plentiful job opportunities!
According to some studies, there will be demand for up to 614,000 additional positions in the coming years – and that means you’ll be able to choose from a range of different career prospects in aged care, such as:
- Aged care manager
- Personal care assistant
- Aged care worker
- Respite aged care
- Specialist aged care
Australia is a great place to study
Good weather. Vibrant, bustling cities. Great, laid-back culture. Natural landmarks to explore.
Whatever you’re interested in, Australia has plenty to explore for international students like you!
Study is important. However, it isn’t everything – between classes, you’ll also need to unwind, relax, explore and just enjoy your time overseas in general.
Luckily for you, Australia is a big country with plenty to offer curious international students like you.
On top of the high quality of education here, and it’s clear why Australia is such a popular choice with overseas students!
Study aged care in Australia with Academia
There are plenty of places to study aged care in Australia – so many in fact, that it can be difficult to choose somewhere to enrol!
While we can’t speak for other institutions, we can tell you what makes Academia different from the rest.
First off, we’re a medium-sized institution… and that’s a good thing!
Fewer students mean that you get more attention from our instructors and support staff, which combined with small class sizes, means better educational outcomes for you.
Additionally, Academia has strong working relationships with aged care facilities and providers all over.
Not only does this help us find you a work placement, but you can also use these connections to find work once you graduate!
Explore our aged care courses below.
Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015)
Planning to work in a residential or community aged care facility? You’ll need to start by getting qualified.
And that’s exactly what the Certificate III in Individual Support aims to do!
This course aims to provide you with all the skills you need to provide personal care to the elderly in both private and facility-based locations.
Delivered through face-to-face, hands-on training and workshops by our highly qualified staff, you’ll learn all the theory as well as how to operate the latest equipment and machinery that you need to use in the aged care industry.
Finally, it’s capped off by a mandatory 120-hour work placement that will allow you to put your knowledge into practice in the workplace!
Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015)
As an industry with plenty of growth, aged care also offers plenty of options for promotion.
However, some senior positions might need extra qualifications before you can get them.
That is what a Certificate IV in Ageing Support can do for you.
With a focus on “higher level” skills like management, program creation and planning, this course gives you all the skills you need to step into a more senior position in aged care.
Additionally, a Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC33015) also provides you with additional skills that will allow you to offer even more comprehensive personal and holistic care in home, community, and residential aged care facilities.
Got more questions? Talk to us today!
The aged care offers plenty of opportunity – and so is studying in Australia.
Together, that makes studying aged care in Australia one of the best moves you can make!
Interested, but not sure where to start?
If you have questions about our aged care courses, feel free to get in touch with us and we will be happy to help!
Our friendly course advisors will walk you through your options and discuss your goals, helping you make the right decision for your career.
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