Want to do meaningful work with the elderly? Study the Certificate III in Individual Support and you can become a qualified Support/Aged Care Worker!
Read below to find out what career titles you can be qualifed to work as, what the pay is, what the role of an Aged Care Worker is and all about the course!
What Does an Aged Care Worker Do?
Aged Care Workers provide support to elderly people by assisting with daily activities and personal tasks. This often includes providing support with eating, showering, dressing, tidying and cleaning. Aged Care Workers can work from their client’s home or residential care facility.
- Feeding, showering, dressing and assisting with medications.
- Preparing meals and drinks.
- Tidying and cleaning, including sanitising activities.
- Engaging with family members to offer observations, instructions and updates.
- Assisting with mobility, providing transport to and from medical appointment and light physiotherapy exercises.
- Providing social support, such as escorting the client on outings to cafes, shops and going on excursions.
- Following health and safety guidelines.
Where Can I Work?
Upon completing this qualification students will be qualified to work as the below career titles in Aged Care Homes, Residential Facilities or for private or agnecy organised in-home care roles.
• Accommodation support worker
• Assistant in nursing
• Care assistant
• Care worker
• Home care assistant
• In-home respite worker
• Support worker
• Aged Care worker
• Care service employees
• Community care worker
• Community support worker
• Field officer
• Personal care assistant
What is the Pay?
The pay for an Aged Care Worker is on average AU$55 000 per year, however this is subject to change based on employer, state and various other variables.
To provide a better indication, the average hourly pay is AU$24.00
The course is completely self-paced with full tutor support. All theory work is to be completed online and this is followed by a 120 hour or three week placement in an Aged Care Facility.
The placement not only is for applying the skills learnt in the theory work, but provides students with an understanding of how Aged Care Facilities are run, and provides an opportunity to build rapport with a facility for employment upon completion!
Check out more information here today!