The need for aged care has continued to grow despite changes in the economy and is one of the biggest growth industries in Australia today. The aged care industry offers secure employment and variety combined with flexibility and opportunities for career advancement.
Aged care employment offers a lot of variety in where you can work and what you do. Aged care services are provided in in residential aged care facilities, directly into people’s homes and in respite and palliative care facilities.
Here’s why we think it’s a great career move...
The laughs and entertainment
You get involved in all the activities, festivities and soon become part of the family. Interested in arts and crafts, games and outdoor activities? Life as an Aged Carer is fun and entertaining.
You get to experience the personal satisfaction of knowing that you are doing a job that genuinely makes a difference
Getting up to go to work is much easier when you know that what you do has a positive impact on the community.
You’ll meet new people all the time
It gives you the opportunity to meet a wide variety of older people and make a tremendous difference to their quality of life.
You’ll be surrounded by happy faces
There is nothing more rewarding than walking into a room full of people smiling and knowing that you are part of the reason why! Whether you’re taking the elderly out shopping, getting their hair cut or just simply enjoying the sunshine out in the garden, aged care is full of smiles!
Your personal sense of achievement will soar
It’s a very challenging role but the rewards are huge. There can be a lot of miracles in aged care, whether it’s a stroke patient learning to talk again or a dementia patient remembering a loved one who has come to visit or, you see things that people thought were impossible.
You can relive the history of your clients
Residents are full of interesting stories and facts about themselves or a time they lived through. Unlike most people you come across in work, the elderly love putting time aside to share their experiences! Sometimes it is a tale of romance, sometimes war, but they are stories that can transport you to another time, which can feel very different to our own.
There’s almost always a reason for a party
Setting aside the love and kindness, care homes are full of cake! Birthdays, family visits, national holidays, the list goes on… Any excuse for a celebration brings lots of cake into care homes and it would be rude not to take part, right?
You get to work anywhere in Australia
Feeling adventurous? Gaining your qualification in aged care enables you to work ANYWHERE in Australia! The elderly are in need of care throughout the whole country which makes it easy to move around and pick up work!