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Aged care traineeships: everything you need to know

It’s no secret that the ageing population is growing and the Aged Care industry is booming. Those that are savvy enough to get qualified in this growth industry are almost assured of employment. So if you genuinely enjoy helping people and enjoy being around the elderly, a career in Aged Care may be your best career move yet!

At Sage Institute of Aged Care, the curriculum has been developed by a team of industry experts, so you can expect to learn from the best. The Certificate IV in Ageing Support “addresses the skills and knowledge required to provide care for older people primarily in residential facilities under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans.”

What does a qualified Aged Care worker do?
Once qualified, you would be able to do the following:

  • Perform activities to help elderly individuals with personal care and any other activities required for living in an Aged Care facility
  • Follow and perform activities related to an individual care plan
  • Work under the guidance of a supervisor

Currently, the number of elderly Australians aged 65 years +
is 14.7% of our total population. By 2034, it is estimated that they will
be 19.2% of our total population.

Source: ABS Population Projections, Australia, 2012 to 2100 (Cat. No. 3222.0) series B (2013).

Government funding for Aged Care Traineeships
As Sage is an RTO (Registered Training Organisation), State and Federal Government Funding is available to many students. If you are eligible, you may only have to pay a fraction of the cost for your Aged Care Traineeship – which could save you thousands.

Finding out if you’re eligible is easy and usually only takes a quick conversation with one of our Career Advisors. Essentially, you have to answer ‘yes’ to the following two questions:

  • I am an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident (you will be required to show appropriate proof of ID)
  • I have not previously completed any other qualifications

If you think you’re eligible, book in for a quick chat with one of our helpful Career Advisors. If it looks like you‘ll get the green light, they’ll take over from there. You won’t have to do a thing!

Aged Care Traineeships at a campus near you
If you live in Melbourne, chances are there’s a Sage Aged Care campus close to home. We have campuses in Melbourne, Elsternwick, Oakleigh and Geelong, so you won’t have to travel far to undertake your studies.

Study Aged Care full-time or part-time
If you’re interested in studying the Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015), you’ll be glad to know that you can choose to study either full-time or part-time – whatever suits you best. If you would like to study full-time, you can attend campus during regular business hours. Alternatively, you can complete your traineeship part-time by doing evening and weekend classes.

We’re with you every step of the way
aged care career training at Sage InstituteOne of the many advantages of studying at Sage is that we have staff here to help you every step of the way. Our hard-working Career Advisors are at your disposal at any time for advice or a chat. And, when they’re not helping a student, they’re out on the road busily looking out for new opportunities for our students and alumni every day.

Sage also has a Dedicated Career Partner Network and an entire website: My Career in Aged Care devoted to employment in the Aged Care industry.

Find out more about Aged Care Traineeships today

Call one of our friendly Career Advisors today on 1300 993 993, to have a chat about becoming a highly employable Aged Care worker. This could be the beginning of an exciting new career!

Sage Institute of Aged Care – it’s more than a job, it’s a rewarding career.

Vicki Tuchtan

Vicki Tuchtan

Vicki Tuchtan is the Academic Director at Sage Institute of Education. She oversees learning processes, teaching outcomes, resources and course development. A passionate advocate for bettering standards of training in Australia, she is currently writing her PhD thesis on defining quality training in the Australian vocational education sector.
Vicki Tuchtan

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