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Aged care courses

Choose an aged care course to help restore the sector in Australia. 
With a recent Royal Commission investigation into the quality and safety of aged care, there's a growing need for skilled workers who have studied aged care courses. 

Why study an aged care course online?

Given that 22% (that's 8.8 million) of the Australian population is predicted to be over 65 by 2057, Australia needs a new wave of talented aged care workers. S

Studying aged care at a tertiary level will give you the skills needed to empower older adults, aid societal change, and pave the way for the future of this rapidly growing area.

Areas you’ll explore

  • Differences and similarities in concepts of ageing and disability
  • Social, mental, and physical traits of an ageing society
  • Strategies to empower older adults to live independently
  • Foundations of community health work
  • Interdisciplinary ways of thinking and problem-solving skills

Career paths in aged care

As with any area of rapid growth, we’re like to see entirely new job titles created within aged care in coming years. For now, there are plenty of current career opportunities for those who choose to study an aged care course:

  • Assistant in Nursing (AIN)
  • Aged care supervisor
  • Aged care facility manager
  • Dementia specialist
  • Aged care facility auditor
  • Caregiver for in-home assistance
  • Care services coordinator

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