Career Opportunities in Completing Certificate IV in Ageing Support
You may be naturally inclined to caring for others, like family members, friends, and anyone else in your community who might seek your help. You may even be a good counsellor and find that people turn to you when they need advice. And you may feel good about this, since it really is a fulfilling role to play when you know you are helping others move through their personal challenges. These traits are perfect for vocations that require assisting others in their day-to-day life, such as caring for elders. Your ability to understand, be patient, listen to and empathise with others is not something everyone possesses.
Especially in today’s modern world, when our daily lives are consumed by juggling between work and family responsibilities, many people tend to overlook the needs of those around them. Elderly people place high on the list of family members whose needs are largely ignored.
The natural course of old age is a deterioration of physical strength and mental stability, which makes elders more in need of support than the average younger adult. Yet because of their greater need for this care and support, families tend to leave such care to elderly homes and personal caretakers so as not to have to deal with taking care of an elder on top of many other responsibilities. This may be a sad fact about growing old, but it’s a reality. Thus, the demand for caretakers of the aged continues to rise, particularly in Australia.
Elderly people’s needs require supervision. They desire a life with good health, dignity and economic independence as they accept the inevitability of the nearing end to their life. Emotional support becomes very important as they move through the final stages of their life. They may go through serious personality changes as they suffer from cognitive challenges. When left unattended, most of them are faced with overwhelming feelings of dejection and purposelessness. Thus, a caretaker’s main role is to continually assist them safely in their daily activities and provide the emotional support and encouragement that will keep them jovial. Many elderly people even find profound friendships with their caretakers that give them wonderful memories to cherish.
If you feel a tug toward this ultimately fulfilling profession of caring for the elderly, completing the Certificate IV in Ageing Support will be your best qualification for jobs in this area. A nationally accredited Certificate IV in Ageing Support course provides students with the knowledge and skills to understand the needs of the elderly and assist them safely & properly in day-to-day life.
As an aged care worker, you can choose to work in residential, home or community-based environments. Aged care worker job positions include, but are not limited to:
- Personal care worker
- Day activity worker
- Hostel supervisor
- Care supervisor
- Care team leader
- Accommodation Support worker
- Program coordinator (Social programs)
- Support worker
Education Training and Employment Australia (ETEA) is an Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that offers the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support for those wishing to embark on a career in caring for the aged. Our career programs focus on both theoretical learning and practical applications to prepare the students for practice in actual work environments.
If you’re an international student wishing to study in Australia for world-class education, feel free to contact ETEA. We fully support and assist international students in transitioning to life and studies in Australia.