Our population is growing fast and many of our Victorian residents are getting older. Which means, a number of our elderly citizens will need to go into Residential Aged Care in the future. As the population ages, the need for specialist carers is in high demand.
We recognise the importance of human connection in residential aged care facilities and are looking for students who have a positive caring attitude towards the elderly. After all, this is about looking after those who are unable to look after themselves. With the right training and education, you will gain valuable skills that will ensure our elderly residents are given the care they need.
Whether you are a job seeker, need to up-skill or looking for a new career, ITHEA offers prospective students a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) and Certificate IV in Ageing Support. Both courses are delivered in a classroom setting, which allows teachers to assess students and gather evidence about a students performance.
This is critical to ensuring our students build their employability skills. Students gain valuable knowledge in emergency procedures as well as individualised support and infection prevention. Our curriculum is structured to meet industry standards, which means our qualifications are nationally recognised.
Placement in Real Aged Care Facilities
As part of our curriculum, all students must undertake a minimum of 120 hours of practical placement, for both the Certificate III and IV, at an affiliated aged care facility. All students are assessed under supervision, and it important students have a valid National Police Check before they begin placement.
As students undertake placement in real residential aged care facilities, many are offered employment at that facility once they complete their studies.
Study Full Time and be Qualified in One Year
Here at ITHEA, we want students to be fully equipped with the skills and training they need to work in the aged care industry. Our Certificate III and IV courses are each one-year in duration, where students must complete and pass all units of competency to obtain the qualification. Along with the minimum 120 hours of practical placement, ITHEA ensures students receive the best training and qualifications.
Real Employability Skills with Increased Job Opportunities
With the Federal government committed to increasing quality in the Aged Care industry, the need for skilled carers is in high demand. Our courses in aged care coincide with the national guidelines in aged care. This includes:
- Providing individualised support
- Support independence and well-being
- Assist patients with Dementia
- Recognise healthy body systems
Here at ITHEA, our Certificate III and IV in Individual and Ageing support are highly regarded by those in the aged care industry. As such, our students gain the critical knowledge and training needed to work in an aged care facility. This ensures that our graduates obtain employment at leading facilities throughout Victoria.
A career in Aged Care in Melbourne is just an application away. To find out more about our courses get in touch with ITHEA today on (03) 9650 3900 or send an enquiry online.
As the population of Victoria continues to grow, so too does the demand for highly skilled childcare workers. More than ever, childcare centres are seeking out the best educators that are highly qualified and trained in early childhood education and care. Which is why obtaining the right qualification is crucial to both your employability and the education needs of children in childcare.
A long and rewarding career in childcare begins in the classroom. At ITHEA, our courses are structured to meet the standards of Victorian childcare centres. We give students flexibility with their studies, with both online and in-class study options available. Our courses are taught by industry professionals who have a wealth of experience working in early childhood education and care.
At ITHEA, we offer prospective students both the Certificate III and Diploma level courses. Both qualifications are highly regarded within the industry, and employers value the skills our students gain from studying our courses.
Real World Learning Environments
In order to obtain a qualification, all students are required to undertake practical placement at one of our affiliated long day care centres. Students enrolled in the Certificate must complete a minimum 120 hours of practical placement, while in the Diploma they must complete a minimum of 240 hours. Students are assessed in the workplace.
Prior to undertaking placement, students must have a valid Working with Children check.
Students undertake placement at Long Day care centres in both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Increased Employment Opportunities
ITHEA is a member of the Australian Childcare Alliance of Victoria (ACAV) and we have established long-standing relationships with long day care centres around Melbourne. As such, our students and graduates of both courses are in high demand from our affiliated childcare centres.
Upon successful completion of their studies, many of our students receive employment offers from the centres they undertake placement at, or continue on to further study. With the job outlook in the industry increasing over the next few years, it is more important than ever that you receive the right education and training.
Whether you are a recent high school graduate or looking for a new challenge, a career in childcare is right for you. Gain valuable skills and training from industry leaders in real-world learning environments. For more information about our Early Childhood Education and Care courses, contact ITHEA today on (03) 9650 3900 or visit our website.
“I really couldn’t have asked for a better institute to complete my Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. It’s been so amazing from the teachers to the friends I’ve made. The multi-cultural environment makes learning even more exciting and interesting.
The teachers are very experienced in their field and the classroom delivery system lays a strong foundation for people interested in Early Childhood Education and Care.
Special thanks to Suzie who is not just an amazing teacher but always willing to extend all the support when needed.”
NEW CRICOS Courses
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), Certificate IV in Ageing Support, Certificate IV in Disability, Diploma of Community Services, Certificate II in Business, Certificate III in Business, Advanced Diploma of Business, Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, Diploma of Leadership and Management, Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
Important changes to the student visa programme – from 1 July 2016
New student visa applicants
From 1 July 2016, there will be only one student visa available to study in Australia – the Student visa (subclass 500).
After 1 July 2016, if you want to study in Australia, you will need to apply for the Student visa (subclass 500) regardless of your field of study.
The Institute of Tertiary and Higher Education has a new address
Level 11, 168 Lonsdale Street
Tel 03 96503900
Fax 03 96503199