Aged Care workers provide a diverse range of services to the elderly, younger people with disabilities, and the families of people living assisted by Aged Care.
With Australia’s population ageing a future career within this industry is bright. Aged care services will increasingly need to meet more high-level and complex needs relating to the management of chronic disease and mental health issues.
A skilled workforce ensures exceptional service delivery and minimises patients risk of harm through improper care. It’s vital for businesses in this industry to look to traineeships to meet the demands of future growth and succeed.
By 2050, over 1 million people aged over 65 are estimated to need residential high care, with at least a further 370,000 needing residential low care. Even larger numbers of older Australians will require low level and high level formal community care by 2050 (around 1.3 million in each category).
Common Roles when working within the Aged Care Sector
- Aged care
- Home and community care
- Disability care
- Mental health
- Employment services
- Career development
- Information, advice and referral
- Case management
- Community service work
Aged Care Traineeships
Aged care assistants carry out daily activities in residential facilities to maintain the personal care and independence of the elderly, younger people with disabilities, and the families of people living assisted by Aged Care. Training revolves around the following areas:
- Palliative care
- First Aid
- Support for people living with dementia
- Personal support
- Emotional wellbeing support
- Food services
- Health care
- Safety procedures for direct care work
- Contribution to the community
- Implementing individualised plans
- Working effectively with cultural diversity
Other Roles within Aged Care Facilities
Of course, aged care facilities offer more than just aged care. There’s entire teams running aged care facilities across Australia, not to mention those organisations spanning multiple sites. This opens up a variety of options for Australians interested in working in Aged Care. Other aged care worker jobs include:
- Business Administration
- Compliance Officers
- Facilities Management
- Purchasing and Procurement
- Food Preparation
- IT Support
- Yard Maintenance
Employers: Signing Up a Trainee for Aged Care … It’s As Easy As 1,2,3
Step 1: FIND the Right Trainee
Choose an existing worker, someone you know. OR We can recruit for you and run pre-employment screening.
Step 2: CHOOSE a Registered Training Organisation
Use your current RTO. OR We’ll provide a list of RTOs in your area.
Once selected, together you’ll develop a training plan.
Step 3: COMPLETE the Induction & Training Contract
BUSY can arrange the rest. We will all meet at the most convenient time to complete the ‘sign up’, explain the Training Contract and incentives you may be eligible to claim.