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Differences between RTOs vs TAFE

Differences between RTOs vs TAFE

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Across Australia, Certificates and Diplomas are studies by learners at a number of Vocational Education and Training (VET) institutions. While exploring your study options in aged care, you have probably come across VET institutions like TAFE (Technical and Further Education) and RTOs (Registered Training Organisations). VET courses offering a range of qualifications in many industries […]

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Career insights from an aged care trainer

Career insights from an aged care trainer

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When researching aged care as a potential career path, it is always beneficial to ask someone with ample experience and a deep understanding of the sector for insights. Thankfully, Royal College aged care trainer Susan Pedwell has plenty of career insights to offer. It is interesting that many who enjoy fulfilling careers in aged care, […]

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Types of aged care roles available

Types of aged care roles available

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Once upon a time, growing old and requiring assistance meant the only option was to move into a residential care facility. Fast forward to today and there are a range of care types on offer for the elderly. This also means that there are now many different types of aged care roles to fill within […]

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Summer safety for seniors

Summer safety for seniors

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While we are lucky enough to enjoy warmer temperatures than most of Australia year-round, summer can get pretty hot here in Queensland. For older individuals are often more vulnerable to hot temperatures, even those who are used to a warmer climate, which means summer safety is especially important in aged care. Warm weather and particularly […]

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Aged Care Holiday Activities Guide

Aged Care Holiday Activities Guide

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The festive season is upon us, bringing celebration and quality family time for many. Aged care workers contribute each and every day to improving the lives of ageing individuals and those living with disability, and this may also include sharing in the holiday period with their residents and helping them to get into the spirit […]

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The future for carers of the elderly

The future for carers of the elderly

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The need for skilled aged care workers continues to be in high demand, and as we plan for the future for aged care, it’s essential that there are highly trained carers to meet this demand. A future filled with kindness, respect and compassion for all is the goal that we and many others share, with […]

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Care and Support on Mental Health Day

Care and Support on Mental Health Day

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World Mental Health Day takes place on October 10, followed by Queensland Mental Health Week from October 10 – 18, 2020. The aim and message of these dates is to take the time for mental wellbeing by raising awareness, creating conversations and breaking stigma. This year has had a prominent focus on mental wellbeing, with […]

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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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