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 are passionate about raising the standards in Residential Aged Care. As such we want to give employers the best possible workforce. Staff who are knowledgeable, professional and caring.
We look for students who have a positive caring attitude towards the elderly. After all, the industry is about looking after those who are unable to look after themselves.
Our curriculum is designed in consultation with the industry and our qualifications are nationally recognised.
Whether you are a job seeker, need to up-skill or looking for a new career, ITHEA offers prospective students courses in ageing support.
- Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
- Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Both courses are delivered in a classroom setting or via a blended approach. The blended approach is designed for those who are currently working in the industry and are looking to upskill into a Certificate IV in Ageing Support.
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.
This is critical to ensuring our students build their employability skills. Students gain valuable knowledge and skills to work in the industry. As students undertake placement in real residential aged care facilities, many are offered employment once they complete their studies.
Note: It important students have a valid National Police Check before they begin placement.
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. Students have up to one year to complete the Certificate III or IV courses. All units must must be successfully completed to obtain the qualification. ITHEA ensures students receive the best training and qualifications.
Spotlight on the Aged Care Industry
The Federal government is committed to increasing quality. As a result, the Prime Minister has announced a Royal Commission into the Aged Care industry. This will put a spotlight on the quality of education and training of the Aged care workforce.
The terms of reference for the Royal Commission are as follows:
- Quality and safety including the extent of substandard care.
- How to best deliver care services to people with disabilities residing in aged care facilities including younger people.
- How to best deliver care to the increasing number of Australians living with dementia.
- The future challenges and opportunities for delivering accessible, affordable and high quality aged care services, including people’s desire to remain living at home as they age, and aged care in rural, regional and remote Australia.
- What the Government, the aged care sector, Australian families and the wider community can do to strengthen care services to ensure quality and safety.
- How to allow people greater choice, control and independence and how to improve engagement with families and carers.
- How to best deliver sustainable aged care services through innovative care and investment in the aged care workforce and infrastructure.
- Any matters that the Commissioners believe is relevant to their inquiry.
Here at ITHEA, our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) and Certificate IV in Ageing Support are highly regarded by those in the industry.