More aged care jobs as industry booms
If you’re seeking a new career, or a career change, in a thriving industry that’s also meaningful and rewarding – studying aged care may be your best way forward. An increasing number of aged care jobs will need to be filled by the right candidates as Australia’s population continues to age.
According to the 2019 IBIS World Australian Market Research Report on aged care services, the demand for age-appropriate accommodation, assistance and care is set to rise. While the aged care industry currently employs over 256,000 people, plenty more aged care jobs are expected to open up over the next few years, following the 4.9% industry annual growth between 2014 and 2019.
Recent data from SEEK Group shows there are currently 3,344 job ads on SEEK looking for Aged Care Support Workers. Plus, the expected aged care job national growth over the next five years is 39.3%!
Much of the reason Australia’s aged care industry continues to grow is because of the country’s ageing population. More than 7.8% of the Australian population is aged 65 and over, meaning that there is an increased need for facilities and support for this group. Statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicate that our ageing population can be attributed to Australians having fewer children and our increasing life expectancy. Services catering to our ageing communities come in various forms, such as home care, residential care or a range of other community care services.
Aged care jobs for a fulfilling career
If you’re considering joining the aged care industry, it’s worth noting that in Australia your aged care career can be full of variety and incredibly fulfilling.
As an aged care worker, your role is to improve the quality of life for those in your care, helping them with practical tasks as well as emotional support. For many, this provides rewards that go far greater than a pay cheque alone.
As an example of the wide range of positions available in the flourishing aged care industry, these are just a few of the potential job outcomes from a Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) at Royal College of Healthcare:
- Accommodation support worker
- Home care assistant
- Care assistant
- Care service employees
- Personal care assistant
- Community care worker
- Community house worker
- Personal care worker
- Community support worker
- Residential care worker
- Support worker
Getting qualified for aged care jobs
At Royal College, we equip students of all ages and backgrounds with qualifications in aged care and disability support, offering certificate and advanced diploma options.
Our courses are designed to equip graduates with the skills to work across these diverse areas – including working in personal care, disability support, management, community care and more.
Australia’s Aged Care industry has a world-class quality framework, and the demand for qualified carers now and in the future means that it is a valuable industry to build a strong career in.
Our trainers are experienced and equipped to deliver quality learning opportunities that will give you the tools and confidence to step into a meaningful career.