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Top 10 things to consider when choosing an aged care training provider

Monday, August 26, 2019

If you’re in the process of choosing an aged care training provider to get your qualifications and career on track, there are some essential things to look for to make sure you get it right.

Chances are you have come across your chosen aged care course at a variety of vocational education and training (VET) training providers, from TAFE courses to studying with an RTO. These top 10 essentials are worth considering before you apply.

1. Learner support

The support learners receive during their training can have a huge impact on their success. Your VET provider should offer you one-on-one support, no matter what delivery mode you choose.

2. Practical training

The skills and knowledge gained through your training should be relevant to your desired job outcomes. Practical training is especially important in aged care. So training that incorporates hands-on experience should be a high priority to ensure you graduate confident and capable.

3. Delivery mode options

Your study ideally should fit in with your life commitments, including work, parenting and more. The right VET provider for you will have a delivery mode that makes achieving your training and career goals achievable. Royal College delivers workplace training with trainer support which can help those juggling commitments.

4. Flexibility

Life doesn’t always go to plan, and it can get pretty crazy! Find out if your VET provider is able to be flexible, such as the option to defer your course if your circumstances change, to ensure you have the best chance of success.

5. National accreditation

The majority of VET providers will be nationally accredited, but it’s worth checking your chosen provider delivers courses that are. This means your qualification will be officially recognised and enable future education and training pathways.

6. Quality of the course

While courses may have the same name and accreditation, they aren’t necessarily created equal. Explore what’s involved in the course, who your trainers will be and ask others about their experience with the training provider.

7. Experienced trainers

For the best learning journey, having passionate, knowledgeable trainers can make all the difference. Your VET trainers should have industry experience to share that offer insights to further your learning.

8. Industry commitment

Ideally your training provider will specialise in aged and disability care. For example Royal College of Healthcare has a deep commitment and strong industry relationships within the aged and disability care industries which can help you advance on your career path.

9. Funding and payment plans

Whether it’s Government funded places or interest-free student loans, make sure your chosen training provider has a funding or payment option to suit your financial situation.

10. Job outcomes

You want your qualifications to be highly regarded by prospective employers, so dig around to discover which VET providers are highly rated within the aged care industry.

Royal College graduates are sought-after in the aged care sector!

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