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COVID-19 and aged care – Special report

COVID-19 and aged care – Special report

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) presents risks to older individuals, who are especially vulnerable to respiratory diseases.[1] The United Nations reported in May,2020 on the ‘devastating toll’ that the spread of COVID-19 in aged care homes was having on elderly people’s lives.[2] The public health crisis of COVID-19 has disproportionately affected the aged care sector in Australia. It’s […]

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Millennials in aged care jobs

Millennials in aged care jobs

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Career goals can centre around a range of factors, from earning potential to sector demand, workplace environment and more. When it comes to millennials choosing a career however, research suggests that finding meaning in their work is a priority. A pattern is being seen where younger individuals are seeking career pathways that provide purpose, and […]

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Enhancing aged care with soft skills

Enhancing aged care with soft skills

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When it comes to pursuing the career you want in aged care, qualifications are essential. As well as completing the right course, it’s vital to understand the importance of soft skills. Comprising of personal attributes such as patience, responsibility, communication and empathy, soft skills are beneficial for aged care roles. People who possess developed soft […]

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Aged care qualifications for a rewarding career

Aged care qualifications for a rewarding career

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Providing care for our ageing population is meaningful and fulfilling work, with aged care professionals supporting elderly individuals in maintaining good quality of life well into old age. This rewarding and admirable career path ensures that elderly people have access to high-quality healthcare and support as they need to live a happy life. A booming […]

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When is it time to upskill?

When is it time to upskill?

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Keeping your knowledge and skills up-to-date is crucial for a career that is fulfilling and thriving. While networking, experience and commitment to your sector can contribute to your career advancement, upskill training is how you can take your career to the next level. Whether you’re looking to work your way up in your current employment, […]

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What to know when changing careers

What to know when changing careers

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Employment and job security are front of mind for many this year, with unemployment rates reaching record highs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. It is not surprising that many people are wondering whether changing careers is a good option for them, and whether this is the right time to do it. Australians in […]

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An inside look into the aged care career of a trainer

An inside look into the aged care career of a trainer

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Rewarding is a term frequently used to describe a career in aged care, and Royal College aged care trainer Michelle Gleeson completely agrees. Spending her time making elderly people’s days better and putting a smile on their faces truly fulfills the definition of rewarding. While Michelle was passionate about caring for the elderly from a […]

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What can you earn as an aged care worker?

What can you earn as an aged care worker?

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If you’re considering a career as an aged care worker, you could be on the path to a very rewarding future. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the number of Australians aged 85 years and older is projected to double by 2042. This means the need for aged care workers is growing, and the […]

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Aged Care Employee Day 2020

Aged Care Employee Day 2020

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The most vulnerable members of society are cared for each day by hundreds of thousands of aged care employees across Australia’s aged care workforce. This Friday 7 August, 2020 is Aged Care Employee Day, encouraging everyone to acknowledge the important work of aged care workers. Throughout this year individuals working in aged care have continued […]

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