Careers as a Care Giver
Care giving - a highly rewarding career choice
Do you have a natural desire to help those in need?
The Certificate III in Individual support opens the door to a world of highly rewarding opportunities in care giving. A career in care giving can enable you to make a real, tangible, positive difference to the lives of others on a day-to-day basis. Each day, you will have the opportunity to actively contribute to the welfare and wellbeing of those who need it the most.
A Stable and Secure Future
In Australia, there is, and will continue to be, an increasing demand for qualified and skilled care giving professionals.
Over the next 40 years, it is projected that the percentage of Australians aged over 65 years of age will double to roughly 25% of the entire population. A study conducted by Mccrindle research has found that by 2044, there will be 1.2 million more Australians aged over 85 than there are today, and that the average Australian will live for 5 more years than the current Australian. This also implies that there will be a significant growth in the need for disability support workers.
In addition to this, the enhanced awareness of both the Australian community and the government towards community support and welfare has grown considerably in recent years. According to the ABS, the social assistance services industry alone has increased by over 50% in the past 10 years alone.
Excellent Career Progression Opportunities
When you attain your Certificate III in Individual Support, you are immediately qualified to commence a career in aged care, disability care, community support, home support, and much more. However, this qualification will also provide a great stepping stone for further career development down the track.
A number of units within this qualification can be credited towards:
Certificate IV in Leisure & Health
Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Certificate IV in Disability
Diploma of Community Services
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing)
Bachelor of Nursing