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Aged care courses

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Introduction to Aged care

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.

Areas you’ll explore in an aged care course

  • 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
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Debbie studied community development with Murdoch University, through Open Universities Australia.

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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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