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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
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Start your journey as a Personal Care Assistant in Aged Care, a fast growing sector with promising prospects.
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A Caring Role in a Rapidly Growing Industry - How an Individual Support qualification can change your life


The importance of Personal Care Assistants in the aged care system in Australia

Many of us have direct family members or loved ones who are older or ageing. At some point we may be faced with the challenge of having to arrange additional care or support to assist our family members or loved ones in their day-to-day lives.

Did you know that here in Australia, there is an well-structured process in place to support the ageing members of our community to transition into an aged care system? We have access to numerous kinds of services at different care levels. This includes support at home and support in residential aged care facilities that cater for low, high and dementia care needs.

It is a large sector that requires a significant labour force. Qualified Personal Care Assistants are in high demand to fill positions of direct care and support within all areas of aged care. In 2015, 87,800 persons were employed in Personal Care Worker/Nursing Support positions, and looking forward, job openings to 2020 is expected to grow strongly.*

Many workers in this sector also enjoy the fact that they can choose to work part-time or full-time, to suit their particular lifestyles.

With such compelling and positive reasons to become a Personal Care Assistant, what do you need to do to get a role in this industry? The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support is a qualification that will help you stand out when you seek employment, as it is a qualification that employers look favorably upon when they appoint Personal Care Assistants. It is also important to find a reputable organisation that delivers a quality training program, so ask around and do some research, as it’s necessary for you to graduate with competent skills to perform well in your future role.

Care Training Australia (CTA) is a registered training organisation (No. 5052) specialising in healthcare courses. At CTA, the nationally recognised CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support is run on regular basis, so contact us to start creating your path to a caring role in a rapidly growing industry. Please call 03 9573 -3230 to speak with a friendly CTA team member today.


*Source: Australian Government Department of Employment Job Outlook website [http://joboutlook.gov.au/] on 1 June 2017.

CTA does not guarantee course completion or an employment outcome.


Author:   CTA
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