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Aged Care Courses in Cairns

Are you thinking of working in aged care? If so, we have the courses you need to get the job you want. These days, you can study via face to face, online or even via correspondence. At the bottom of the page you will find links to the many aged care courses available with StudyNow.

Job Prospects

Aged care is expected to grow in demand exponentially coming into 2016 with over 120,000 people employed in the industry through 2010 up 30,000 over the previous year.

Aged care certification covers a range of industries including health care and social care, disability and community care.

Cairns itself contains a range of aged care facilities and services including medical transport, group activities meals on wheels personal care and domestic services.

Further Information

Aged care workers assist people who are unable to care for themselves.

Aged care workers may perform the following tasks:

  • undertake domestic duties such as vacuuming, cleaning, washing, cooking and shopping
  • arrange social activities and shopping trips, and accompany people on outings
  • provide companionship, friendship and emotional support
  • implement appropriate strategies for managing problems related to dementia.

Aged care workers work in private homes and community establishments. They may be required to work evenings, weekends and public holidays and may be required to live-in.

Aged care workers may specialise as an:

  • Attendant Care Worker who concentrates on providing personal care assistance to disabled people in the home or workplace. These duties may include bathing, lifting, moving, dressing, grooming, exercising or feeding people with disabilities.
  • Family Care Worker who provides practical care to family members when the main caregiver is unable to continue in the role without assistance.

Personal Requirements:

  • caring and supportive attitude
  • respect for the rights of others
  • able to perform domestic duties efficiently
  • adaptability
  • good communication skills.

Take a look below at our courses if you are interested in working in aged care:.


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