Are you looking for more than just a new job?
Would you like to start a new career doing something that makes a real difference in other people’s lives?
How do you know you’re choosing a career that will provide stability and flexibility for you and your family?
With all the talk on the news about the economy slowing down and the mining downturn, you’d be forgiven for thinking that all the jobs were about to disappear in Australia. The good news is that’s not the case. The Aged Care and Disability Care sector is looking for capable and compassionate people just like you.
Aged and Disability Care is going to be one of the fastest growing sources of job opportunities over the next ten years. So why is it growing so quickly and what can it offer you in terms of stable and long lasting employment? To understand why Aged and Disability Care is such a good choice for your new career, let’s start by looking at the big picture to understand what’s going on.
An ageing population
Over the past 50 years, the number of people aged 65 and over has more than tripled to 3.4 million and the number of people aged 85 and over is nine times larger at 450,000.
It’s no secret that the number of older people in Australia is increasing. People are taking better care of themselves and living much longer than they used to which simply means there are more elderly people that need to be taken care of. The baby boomer generation who were born after World War II are a large demographic of people who are all about to retire and in a few years, they’ll all need some level of care.
On top of this, the various types of care that we offer to older people are growing and changing. These days, older people have greater choices of residential care homes or the option of receiving care within their own home. That’s why the Australian Government has put together My Aged Care which is designed to explain all the choices available while making sure that everyone is meeting the right standards for providing care for elderly people.
At Charlton Brown, we know that older people today can pick and choose between the providers that will provide them with the highest level of care they can afford, which is why we’re committed to training aged care professionals who can meet and exceed these new standards. We’re working side by side with the aged care industry as it grows to make sure we’re providing qualified people that can deliver the best possible care for older Australians.
Australians with disability
4.3 million Australians are estimated to have some form of disability which is around 18.5% of the population and in Queensland, an estimated 236,000 people have a severe disability.
There are many Australians with severe disabilities which means they need help with everyday activities such as self-care, mobility and communication. Currently, families are often the primary carers for disabled people as well as not for profit groups and charities. However, changing attitudes about the level of care provided to disabled Australians has created some large changes in government policy which means the number of skilled carers needs in Australia needs to drastically increase.
You might have heard about the National Disability Insurance Scheme or the NDIS on the news a couple of years ago. It’s a pretty big deal as it means more Australians with a disability can now get access to the high-quality care they need for their everyday life through an extra $22 billion in government funding.
With the NDIS due to start operating in Queensland in 2018-2019, Charlton Brown has been working with the disability care sector to make sure we’re producing plenty of highly trained and capable carers to meet the growing demands of this sector.
A career in caring
With such large changes and increases in government funding, the number of jobs in Aged and Disability Care is set to skyrocket as the community services sector on a whole is experiencing unprecedented growth. Charlton Brown have been following these changes closely and we understand that close to 50,000 new qualified carers will be needed in the next five years alone. Now is the time to consider how you can start a fulfilling new career in a growing sector that offers great flexibility and stability for you and your family.
To get started in the growing Aged and Disability Care sector, it’s essential to choose an industry trusted training provider with a solid track record of getting people qualified and established in a rewarding new career in the care of others. With a proud 30-year history of providing industry-best training, Charlton Brown has developed more than 15,000 quality graduates who now work across every facet of the Aged and Disability Care sector. Combining our core competencies and expertise in the care industry with strategic partnerships and support from government, NGOs and large care providers, we’re the ideal starting point for your new career in this growing industry.
Get in touch with us today to find out how you can get started on one of the below qualifications that combine the latest theory with hands-on learning from industry work placement opportunities.
- CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) – Covers the key knowledge areas you’ll need to provide support and meet the unique care needs of older people, while also teaching the essential skillsets that will allow you to empower elderly people to live fulfilling lives.
- CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) – By looking into the essential knowledge and skillsets required to provide person-centred support to those with a disability, this qualification will also enable you to assist a disabled person to communicate and achieve their goals.
- CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) – Learn the vital knowledge required to provide support and meet the unique care needs of older people in a residential or community setting, teaches the essential skillsets that will allow you to empower elderly people to live with relative independence.