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Aged Care Online Courses – What You Need to Know

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Aged Care Online Courses – What You Need to Know

Aged care services are in huge demand today, but how do you take advantage of this demand to start a career?

Employers are now looking for Australians who want to work in aged care facilities – particularly candidates with formal qualifications.  That means it is advisable to enrol in one of Australia’s nationally-recognised aged care courses to get gain employment in aged care.

Not everyone however, can commit their time to study these aged care qualifications full time in a classroom, or face to face workshop for weeks on end.

If you have a full-time job, then you likely cannot take entire weeks or months off work to attend face to face classes. Fortunately, you can still study your CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) aged care course online  – and get qualified even while working in your free time.

Here’s What You Need to Know About Aged Care Online Courses

I. What will you Learn in Online Aged Care Course?

The latest nationally accredited aged care course is called the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) – and is the leading qualification for people wanting to work in aged care.  Our Cert III in Aged Care in an online aged care course.

In our Cert III in Individual Support (Ageing) online course, you will learn to carry out the responsibilities of an aged care support worker. Learners who study online will be trained in the same skills and knowledge as Face-to-Face students – because online courses cover the same skills and knowledge that classroom and Face-to-Face workshops do. Through this course, you will learn to:

  • • Meet personal support needs
  • • Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • • Provide support to people living with dementia
  • • Support independence and well being
  • • Recognise healthy body systems
  • • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • • Work with diverse people
  • • Work legally and ethically
  • • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • • Provide individualised support

II. How Will You Gain on-the-job Training in Aged Care if Studying Online?

You cannot complete all components of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) online.  Even online aged care courses required you to complete vocational placement to gain first hand work experience in an aged care facility.

As part of the training course, you will work in a registered and approved aged care facility for at least 120 hours. This is designed to give you industry experience and develop your knowledge and skills.

During the vocational placement, a supervisor will monitor your tasks and give you feedback while you carry out the day to day responsibilities in aged care.

III. What are the Advantages of Studying an Online Aged Care Course?

Online aged care courses offer you several unique advantages over face-to-face courses:

Keep your job while studying during your free time – By studying your aged care course online, you can study at times that suit you. This means you can study whenever you are free and pass submissions any time within the course duration.

Study and submit assessments from anywhere – You can complete your assessment, and take your classes from anywhere. Study at the aged care online from comfort of your own home, instead of traveling to campuses every day.

Lower enrolment fees – Online aged care courses are often cheaper than face-to-face courses because they cost less to deliver. Additionally, you will also save on venue fees, transportation, and printed out materials.

IV. How Long will it take to Complete your Aged Care Training, Online?

You will have up to 12 months to finish the online Cert III Individual Support (Ageing) course. However, online course are often self-paced so you can finish the course faster if you want to.

The expected study hours for this course are 1396 hours. If you already have industry related experience, you may find that it takes much less time to finish this course.

V.  What to Look for in an Online Aged Care Course?

You should make sure of the following before enrolling in an online course:

Australia-wide Accreditation – Make sure that the course you are enrolling in is current and nationally accredited. The latest aged care course is the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

Helpful Learning Resources – A high quality aged care course should have a variety of learning resources. The combination of quizzes, webinars, tutorial documents, and the vocational placement makes a course more engaging and enjoyable.

Easy to Use Workbooks and Learners Guides – Workbooks and learner guides should be free of any errors and easy to read.

Full Trainer Support – Premium online courses give you access to a trainer when you need extra help. They will guide you through the course and help you with any concerns regarding the course. This may be through 1 on 1 phone calls, 24/7 messaging, etc.

VI. Summary

If you want to work in aged care, but don’t have time or cannot afford to study full time, then an online aged care course is ideal for you.

By studying aged care online, you will:

  • • Gain the same skills and knowledge as you would in face to face courses
  • • Learn how to carry out tasks in an aged care centre
  • • Have a more flexible and convenient study experience
  • • Have a more affordable education
  • • Be able to finish in 12 months or less
  • • Have access to  helpful course resources

If you are currently working or if you want a more flexible learning experience, then online courses may be more suitable for you.

If you have any questions about aged care courses or want complete information about the latest Cert III in Individual Support (Ageing), please feel free to send us a message.

Click here to enquire now on the Cert III Individual Support (Ageing) course page and get detailed information about your course.

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