The population of Australia is ageing, and more citizens are needing to go into aged care facilities to get looked after. This has seen the demand for qualified aged care workers rise in recent times. In 2018, there were 175,800 full time aged care workers employed in private and public facilities around Australia, and by 2023 that number is projected to rise to around 245,000. At ITHEA, our online aged care courses are designed to get students the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the industry.
Aged care services is a demanding but rewarding career path that many prospective students consider due to the growth in demand. It doesn’t matter if you are a recent year 12 graduate or considering a career change to aged care support workers, our aged care courses will ensure you a qualified. To gain employment, a certificate 3 in aged care in Melbourne is the minimum requirement and students often find employment with this qualification. However, many students will go on to complete our certificate 4 aged care management course if they wish to pursue leadership roles.