As the baby boomers enter their twilight years, crack open their nest eggs and leave their live-at-home adult kids to fend for themselves, there are two resounding words you should hear:
Australia’s ageing population is driving up demand for more qualified and dedicated aged care workers, and a greater array of aged care services.
According to an IBISWorld research report, by 2056 one in four Australians will be aged above 65. As more of these individuals enter their golden years, demand for aged care accommodation is expected to lead to revenue of $6.7 billion a year, with growth forecasted to be compounded annually at 6.8 per cent.
That’s a whole lot of growth in the sector, and what this means is that completing an aged care course is a smart career move. It almost guarantees you’ll always have work. And in this economy, that guarantee is a godsend.
Our online aged care courses will train you to excel as a support worker and caregiver to the elderly. On top of understanding the importance of respectful and effective caregiving, you will be trained to provide both physical and emotional support to your clients, assist them with activities of daily living and ensure they remain a part of the community and avoid isolation. You’ll gain essential caring and counselling skills, which will put you in good stead for this demanding but highly rewarding career path.
Upon completing one of our aged care courses you will be qualified to work in a number of contexts, ranging from nursing homes and community service organisations to people’s private homes. Such flexibility will give your working life variety and will keep you constantly on your toes.
So if you’re a caring and nurturing person by nature, consider a career in aged care. All our online aged care courses are from Australia’s leading providers, and can be completed at your own pace.
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