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Exploring Aged Care Studies in Australia

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Why Pursue Aged Care in Australia?

1.    Rising Demand: With an aging population, Australia has a growing need for skilled professionals in aged care. As life expectancy increases, the demand for qualified caregivers and support workers is on the rise.

2.    Abundant Opportunities: By 2026, Australia is estimated to require 341,800 employees in the aging care industry. Graduates of aged care programs are well-placed for various roles, including aged care worker, personal care assistant, support worker, or aged care manager.

3.    Global Recognition: Australian qualifications in aged care hold global recognition. Studying in Australia provides internationally recognized certifications and degrees, enhancing employability not only within the country but also internationally.

4.    Government Backing: The Australian government offers financial support and funding for aged care education and training, making the education more accessible to aspiring professionals.

What Can You Do After an Aged Care Course?

1.    Personal Care Assistant: Providing direct, one-on-one care and support to elderly individuals in their homes, assisting with personal hygiene, meal preparation, and companionship.

2.    Aged Care Worker: Employed in various settings like nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or home care agencies, offering direct care, assistance with daily activities, and emotional support to older individuals.

3.    Residential Care Manager: Progressing to managerial roles within care facilities, overseeing operations, managing staff, and ensuring compliance with regulations.

4.    Specialist Aged Care: Engaging in specialized roles within the aged care sector focusing on specific areas or populations, requiring additional training and expertise.

Available Aged Care Courses for International Students:

1.    Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing): Foundational training covering personal care, safety procedures, communication skills, and well-being support for older adults.

2.    Certificate IV in Ageing Support: Comprehensive training building on Certificate III skills, including dementia care, complex needs support, and client care plan management.

3.    Diploma of Community Services: Advanced training in aged care, emphasizing person-centered care, leadership, complex care management, and care plan development.

Entry Requirements for International Students:

•    Academic qualifications range from completing Year 10 for Certificate III and IV to Year 12 for a Diploma.

•    English proficiency: An IELTS overall score of 5.5 with no sub-band below 5.0 is often required, although some schools offer English pathway programs for eligibility.

Costs and Institutions Offering Aged Care Courses:

•    Tuition fees vary depending on the course and institution. Certificates III and IV range from AUD 5,000 to 12,000, while the Diploma may cost between AUD 8,000 and 15,000.

•    Various institutions, including TAFE, private colleges, and vocational education centers, offer aged care courses across Australia.

Pathway to Migration After Aged Care Studies:

1.    Complete the Course and Find Employment: Seek employment as a Personal Care Assistant, Aged or Disabled Carer, or Nursing Support Worker, in occupations listed for Employer Sponsor Visas (subclasses 482 and 186).

2.    Apply for the 482 Visa: A temporary visa that allows sponsored aged care workers to address labor shortages and gain permanent residency after two years of work.

3.    Apply for the 186 Visa: After two years on a 482 visa, workers can apply for the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) 186 visa for permanent residency, with specific criteria for aged care workers.

Begin Your Journey in Aged Care in Australia:

Contact Brasica Migration & Education Group for expert guidance, free consultation, and a smooth application process. Unlock a rewarding career in aged care and explore pathways to work and migration in Australia and beyond!

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