Student Testimonial

Gain Valuable Skills for a Rewarding Career in Aged Care

POSTED ON October 19th, 2018  - POSTED IN Aged Care

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.

Industry Consultation

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.

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.

Gain Valuable Skills for a Rewarding Career in Aged Care

POSTED ON October 3rd, 2018  - POSTED IN News

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.

Face-to-Face Learning

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.

Childcare Employability Starts at ITHEA

POSTED ON September 14th, 2018  - POSTED IN News

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.

Our Focus

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.”
Roshan

New CRICOS Courses

POSTED ON November 6th, 2016  - POSTED IN News

front-cover-no-text-flattenedNEW 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

 

New Student Visas

POSTED ON June 28th, 2016  - POSTED IN News

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 Victorian Training Guarantee

POSTED ON August 12th, 2014  - POSTED IN ITHEA News

The Victorian Training Guarantee

Now is the ideal time to make a start on gaining new skills, or upgrading your existing skills, to help you get the job you want.

The Victorian Training Guarantee is making vocational education and training more accessible to people who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level
qualification than they already hold.

There are now an unlimited number of government-subsidised training places available to people who meet the eligibility criteria.

Am I eligible for a government-subsidised training place?
You are eligible for a government-subsidised training place if you are:

  • an Australian citizen
  • an Australian Permanent Resident (holder of a permanent visa)
  • a New Zealand citizen

and are any of the following:

  • under 20 years of age
  • seeking to enrol in a Foundation Skills List course (and do not hold a Diploma or above qualification or are receiving core skills training in other sectors)
  • seeking to enrol in VCE or VCAL
  • seeking to enrol in an apprenticeship
  • 20 years and older and ‘upskilling’ by seeking to enrol in a course at a higher level than your existing qualification

How many courses am I eligible for?
You are eligible to begin two government subsidised courses, as long as you are not doing any more than two government subsidised courses at a time.

International Students Study in Australia

POSTED ON August 11th, 2014  - POSTED IN ITHEA News

 

International Students Study in Australia, Why International Students should study at ITHEA

  • Our course are nationally recognised
  • We deliver VET courses with the highest employment growth in Australia to the year 2025. Source – Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA)
  • We give you real employability skills with most of our courses including practical placement
  • We are located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD (in The world’s most liveable city)
  • We have nearly thirty years experience as professional Australian educators
  • ITHEA trainers are chosen for their knowledge, dedication to their students and ability to teach.
  • We have a friendly and caring atmosphere and comprehensive support network to provide students with a safe and happy study environment.
  • We have billingual staff

Foundation Skills Provider

POSTED ON April 1st, 2014  - POSTED IN ITHEA News

ITHEA is an approved provider to deliver Foundation Skills Courses, for 2014, under the Victorian Training Guarantee.

Our approval is in the area of Domain B: English as an Additional Language (EAL) and related courses.

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