There is a growing demand for personal carers in Australia as the country experiences both population growth and increased life expectancy. In the last 20 years the number of people over 85 years of age increased by 110%, compared with a general population growth of only 35%.
What this means for the Australian workforce is a massive need for personal carers who are trained in ageing and disability. So, in today’s blog we’ll be looking at employment essentials for aged and disabled carers in NSW. What they do. Where they work. And how to launch a career into this rewarding work sector.
Aged and disabled carers are employed by residential care facilities, hospitals, community service organisations, charities, and private families. The focus of their job is helping a person do the things they can no longer do for themselves -- while allowing them to retain maximum independence and mobility.
Your duties might include:
Personal carers have a very dynamic working life and support their clients in a range of settings. Here are some examples:
Weekly wages for full-time personal carers in Australia start at $1,265 per week. There are plenty of flexibility and options to work part-time in this occupation.
The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support is a direct entry-point into aged and disability care. You can choose different study majors to reflect your employment preferences including:
This is a nationally recognised qualification, and you’ll receive instruction from qualified trainers who have real-world experience working in aged and disability care.
Yes. NSW aged and disabled carers working at hospitals, residential care facilities, and community service organisations will require the following:
Depending on your job role, some residential care facilities and hospitals may require you to also have:
Vigil Training College offers several training pathways for aged and disability care. The Certificate III in Individual Support with ageing and disability study major is a direct entry-point into this rewarding career. You can enrol online today, study now and pay later, or chat with our friendly support team. There are plenty of options.