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.