The Aged Care system in Australia has been facing huge difficulties in the past few years and the Government has announced measures and incentives to address these needs, focusing on a bigger, better paid, and more skilled workforce. This is a great opportunity for International Students to get qualified and be job-ready for this booming industry!
According to a Productivity Commission report into Caring for Older Australians, more than 3.5 million Australians will use aged care services by 2050 and the industry will need about a million workers to provide appropriate care for our elderly population.
To improve the system, last week the Federal Government announced the commitment of restoring trust in the Aged Care system and allowing Australians to age with dignity and respect by bringing a record package of investment in aged care to over $119 billion over the next four years.
This data shows us a great career opportunity for those intending to study in Australia and have a reliable career, especially if you are looking for something rewarding, that gives you purpose and make difference in people’s life.
With initial salaries between $25 to $28 per hour and with part-time and full-time positions available, to become an Aged Care or Home and Community Care worker, you are required to complete a qualification in individual support + 120 work placement hours.
The good news is that at Educare College, we not only provide training to our students in Brisbane and Gold Coast, but we also assist them with sourcing placement in an approved facility to make sure you have the best opportunity to get ready to start your career.
Sounds like you? Enquire today and get qualified!