Time to buckle up! The next 4 years are going to be monumental for the aged care sector. As previously said, this is a once-in-a-generation change to aged care in Australia and the impact of this funding will be felt throughout the sector and preposition every elderly Australian.
For the workforce, this will mean additional jobs and a greater need for skilled workers in the industry. The Australian Government has forecasted that an additional 57,000 aged workers will be needed, including 18,000 to provide in-home care ‘services’, by 2024.² The need for aged care workers is predicted to continue increasing drastically and in 2050, the Productivity Commission estimates 980,000 workers will be needed to satisfy demands.³
In response to the findings from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Final Report, the Australian Government has decided to ensure that all aged care workers are skilled, professional and compassionate. Therefore, it has been recommended that, as the mandatory minimum, all aged care workers complete a Certificate III qualification.
The Sarina Russo Institute offers both a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability) and a CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services. These courses are offered both online (Domestic students) and/or face to face at our Brisbane campus (Domestic or International students).
Our programs take into account your existing skillset, knowledge and past training. With our courses, you will gain a wider skill set and experience of what it’s like working in the community services sector. Whether you want to move into or further along this rewarding career path, our courses will be able to assist you.
If you have any questions or queries about studying at Sarina Russo Institute or completing a diploma program, please don’t hesitate to email our Career Counsellor at: firstname.lastname@example.org