Aged Care Courses
Learn more about Aged Care Courses at Kirana Colleges.
Over the next decade, Australia will be experiencing a high demand for aged care workers to care for our ageing population.
If you’re a caring individual who would like to provide the ageing community with personal, physical and emotional support, consider enrolling into one of Kirana College’s aged care courses. Aged care is one of the industries that offers job security and opportunities in years to come. This is mostly due to the increase in the ageing population.
Kirana Colleges has been supporting industry for over three years with funded training opportunities available. Kirana colleges offers a range of aged care courses for those wishing to be aged care workers. Different levels of aged care courses are available at Kirana Colleges:
- Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
- Certificate IV in Ageing Support
- Dual Certificate III in Individual Support and Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Find out more about the aged care courses in detail below:
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This Dual Certificate III in Individual Support and Certificate IV in Ageing will put you ahead by providing you with the relevant skills to provide person-centred support in both aged care and disability sector. Package the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) and Certificate IV in Ageing Support to save time, whilst gaining vast industry knowledge with 140 hours of work placement.
Once completing the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), individuals will only be required to complete an additional seven (7) units of competency from the Certificate IV in Ageing Support to be awarded a Dual Qualification – a total of 20 units.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must first complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), along with the additional 7 units of competency listed below. The candidate must also complete at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
Advance your career with a Dual Certificate III in Individual Support and Certificate IV in Ageing.
If you have a passion for helping those most in need, studying a Certificate 3 in Individual Support Ageing is one way you can utilise your knowledge for the benefit of others. This course will give you the skills and knowledge to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Give back to your community now and experience one of the most fulfilling careers with a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).
Have any questions about completing a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)? Get in touch with one of our Course and Careers Advisers today.
The nationally accredited Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) will give you the skills for a rewarding career as a disability care worker. People with disabilities and the elderly are often most in need of our help. Begin a rewarding career supporting people with a disability.
A CHC33105 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) will prepare you for skilled work. With this course, you will learn the skills to provide individualised support, support community participation and inclusion and facilitate the empowerment of people living with a disability. You will learn how to fulfill the critical functions of disability support workers.
Successful completion of a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) course can open career opportunities as a care assistant, disability support worker, community care worker.
You can help improve someone’s quality of life with this nationally recognised course. If you want to speak to one of our course advisors, please submit the Student Enquiry Form.
If you have a passion for helping others, this course can bring you a rewarding and fulfilling career.
Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) – Course FAQ
Q. What is the course duration for Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)?
A. This qualification has a maximum duration of 12 months, with the ability to complete in less than the allocated time.
Q. What is a “Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)”?
A. A qualification in Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) reflects the roles of disability support workers. During this course, you will learn how to provide individualized support to your clients and facilitate the empowerment of people living with a disability.
Q. Is this course delivered online?
A.Yes, the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) course is offered online.
Q. Are there any benefits of studying “Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)” with Kirana Colleges?
A. Studying Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) online with Kirana Colleges offers you the flexibility to study from anywhere, anytime. You will get access to industry leading VET teachers who care about how you progress in the course.
Most importantly, you will have direct access to our student support team who will help and guide you throughtout your learning journey with Kirana Colleges.
Q. Are there any pre-requisites to this course? Am I eligible to study Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)?
A. To take an online course in Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), it is preferred that the students have obtained a minimum of school certificate or equivalent and are 18 years of age (or will turn 18) before completing the qualification.
Entry requirements may vary dependent on unit selection.
Q. Is there RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)?
A. Yes, we realise that some of you have had previous relevant industry experience and learning. If you have previous experience in Disabled care industry, we are happy to discuss Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Q. How can I enrol for a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) online course?
A. To enrol for an online course in Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), you can submit a Student Enquiry Form. Our team will contact you with all the relevant information and guide you through enrolment.
Q. What jobs can you get with a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)?
A. On successful completion of this nationally recognised qualification, you could gain employment as:
- Care Assistant
- Disability Service Officer
- Residential Care Worker
Q. Is a disability support worker a good career?
A. Working as a disability support worker or in disability services you can make a positive difference in someone’s life. You will provide care and support to people who need it most and empower them. It is one of the most rewarding careers and you will have a lot of opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Disability support is also one of the fastest-growing sectors in Australia with more than 40000 new job opportunities by 2024. This is the right time to start a career as a disability support worker.
Q. How much does a disability worker earn?
A. Average weekly pay for a disabled care worker is around $1265 weekly. [Source: Job Outlook website]
There are many online courses available for individuals who want to start a career in disability care. Take the first step with an online CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability). This course includes minimum of 120 hours of supervised work placement. Please submit a Student Enquiry Form and our team will contact you with all the relevant information and guide you through enrolment.
Further your career in the Senior Care industry with a Certificate IV in Ageing Support, where job openings over the next five years are expected to be greater than 50,000. With this Certificate under your belt, you will be able to complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. You will learn how to facilitate the empowerment of older people, provide support to people living with dementia, deliver care services using a palliative approach and so much more. You can then choose to further your career with a Diploma of Community Services.
This course is the first step in gaining the knowledge and practical experience to work in this rapidly growing industry. You will be given a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support. The practical work placement aspect of this course will give you the hands-on experience that you need to step directly into your new role.
Watch this short video get important insights on the Aged Care Industry
Read more to get further information about the Aged Care industry.
Aged care system
The aged care services sector is the backbone of Australians, caring for one another. It is one of the fastest growing industries with a growth rate of five percent year on year.
More than 3000 aged care providers in Australia deliver care through nearly 9000 service outlets. This sector comprises of private, community based and charitable, state and territory and local government providers.
More than 1.2 million people received aged care services during 2017–18, with most (77%) receiving support in their home or other community-based settings. This projects a strong demand in skilled and qualified aged care workers.
Growth in job opportunities in aged care
The aged care sector is set to expand to match the growing ageing Australian population. The number of people working as Aged and Disabled Carers grew very strongly over 5 years, in 2014 to 2019.
For residential aged care, the government provision target ratio is 7.8% for people over the age of 70, this means 78 residential places per 1000 people over the age of 70, to be achieved by 20121-22 nationally. The “target provision ratio” policy sets the overall number of funded places per 1000 target population.
What this means for you?
This shows a significant growth projection for Australia’s ageing population over the next four to five decades. This suggests significant growth in demand for intensive residential aged care and subsequently job opportunities in the aged care sector.
Enter the booming market with a course in aged care. You can also upskill or gain formal recognition of your existing skills and experience with aged care courses.
Job Outlook for Aged Care Professionals
Aged care is a very large occupation sector and it is expected that more than 179,000 new job openings will be created for Aged and Disabled carers for over the next 5 years. Getting qualified with an aged care course can give you a competitive advantage in this market.
The average full time worker can earn up to $1256 per week or higher depending on their qualification and experience. Getting formal qualification or upskilling with an aged care course can increase your chances of your pay raise.
Less than half of the people work full time, this means there are a lot of part-time work opportunities in this sector. The largest age group employed in the aged care sector is 45-54 (27.1%) with majority of the workforce being female (80%).
A majority of age care employees have completed either their Certificate III or Certificate IV in aged care.
A majority of aged care workers are employed in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector (88.1%) which is also one of the highest growing and most stable industries.
So, if you are looking for a secure job industry, aged care is the best industry you can build a career in. Start your journey in this industry with one of our nationally recognised aged care courses.
Career outcomes of an aged care course: Aged care is all about helping the elderly. Aged care workers are employed in a variety of areas such as health care, social assistance, public administration and safety, administration and management. An aged care course can lead to meaningful job opportunities such as:
|Aged Care Management||Care Supervisor or Team Leader||Aged Care Nurse|
|Aged Care Assistant||Assistant in Nursing (AIN)||Care Worker|
|Home Care Assistant||Personal Care Assistant (PCA) and in||Residential Care Work|
There are many study options available for aspiring Aged care workers.
You can find more information about working in aged care and aged care courses available, in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzDeKCCY80I
Explore one of our nationally recognised aged care courses.
Working in aged care
Working in aged care is a rewarding experience. You will play an essential role in uplifting the lives of the elderly, their wellbeing and by helping them face their own unique challenges. You will also build good relationships with your clients, their friends and families.
Along with these, a career in aged care brings its own set of challenges. You should be comfortable assisting elderly with taking their meals, dressing and personal hygiene. Housekeeping tasks such as vacuuming and cleaning, food preparation, shopping and run errands are part of the job in aged care. All these knowledge and skills are covered in your aged care course.
If you are looking for a highly rewarding career, both professionally and personally, then a career in the Aged care is for you.
Knowledge and Skills
Communication skills are essential in aged care as you will build close relationships with many of your elderly clients. At the same time, you may also help arrange social activities to help them stay active. A job in aged care can be exciting as well as frustrating at times. You will need to be prepared to cope with conflicts and setbacks.
The role requires patience and perseverance and more than this it requires passion to help others.
Here are a few desired knowledge and skills of an aged care worker:
|Customer service||Active listening||Helping and caring for others|
|Psychology||Building good relationships||Excellent communication and interpersonal skills|
|Compassion||Critical thinking||Judgement and decision making|
|Resilience||Social perceptiveness||A non-judgemental and positive attitude|
You may find that most of the skills and experience are transferrable to the industry. This can be communication, customer service or caring skills. Proper information and training on the aspects of working in aged care is covered in the aged care course. The knowledge and skills can be improved through aged care training and experience.
Many Aged Care employees enter the industry with no qualifications, but may wish to formalise their education to progress further in their careers, or who want to work in aged care facilities and care for the elderly.
Both Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) and Certificate IV in Ageing Support qualifications can be taken online or in-class. The flexibility of online aged care courses means they are increasing in popularity all the time. That’s why we offer a variety of different study solutions so that you can have your study, your way. Explore Flexible Learning options to suit your needs.
Whether you are looking to start a career in aged care or upskill, we have an aged care course for you. For more information on our nationally recognised child care courses, contact us.
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…workers who will join the Community Services and Aged care industries by 2018
Source: Community Services & Health Industry Skills Council
Let one of our Course and Career Advisors help work out the best funding model based on your eligibility.