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aged care Course

Make a start in your career in aged care with this entry-level qualification. This course will give you the skills you need to provide individualised support and care to people in home, community, or health care settings.

According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook service, the aged care sector is currently experiencing very strong growth. This very large occupation is expected to create around 179,000 job openings over the next five years.

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Course Details

Duration: 2 years including holidays

Intake: Monthly

Costs: starts from $4,500 – $9,000 per year

Locations: Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide

Further study:

  • Diploma of Community Services

Career opportunities: Aged and Disabled Carers

Course Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band less than 5 or equivalent.
  • Completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12.

graduate outcome

Weekly income on average is $1,265 based on Job Outlook.

Tasks and duties

  • accompanying aged and disabled persons during daily activities
  • assisting clients with their mobility
  • preparing food for clients
  • arranging social activities
  • performing housekeeping tasks such as vacuuming and cleaning
  • assisting in personal hygiene and dressing
  • providing companionship, friendship and emotional support
  • may do shopping and run errands
  • may live in with the person
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