Do you love helping people, working with the elderly or enjoy giving people advice? If so, turn your passion for caring into a rewarding career with one of our sought after short aged care courses in the growing health services industry!
OCA's Aged Care, Counselling & Community Courses offer you an opportunity to kickstart your career or formalise existing community work skills.
Our aged care courses will teach you how to fulfil the critical functions of aged care as caregivers for seniors and elderly individuals in your community or in registered home care facilities. These include learning how to work effectively with them and participating in creating an empowering environment. Other critical skills and knowledge you will learn include the Australian legal and ethical frameworks you need to follow as a support carer, how to recognise healthy body systems, and what workplace health and safety practices you are required to comply with as a member of the aged care industry.
Industry Facts for Aged Care
More than one-quarter of a million people (282,000) were using residential care (permanent or respite), home care or transition care services in Australia on 30 June 2018. In addition, in 2017–18 more than 783,000 people were assisted in their home under the Commonwealth Home Support Program. This is a growing industry with considerable job opportunities across Australia. Why not try out our Working in Aged Care 101 course? Find out more here. Or if you are still unsure if this industry is for you, you can try Online Courses AUS's unique career sampler course. Online Courses AUS also offers a course in Supporting People with Dementia.
If you're looking for a career that will help you make a real difference in the lives of whole communities or individuals at risk, you may also consider working within the disability sector. One in five people has a disability and as the sector continues to grow, employers are actively seeking qualified, compassionate workers. A career in the disability sector is both attainable and hugely fulfilling.
Perhaps you enjoy helping people with conflict resolution or mental, lifestyle and emotional problems? If this is you, consider a career in counselling. Our online short course qualifications offer a practical and theoretical foundation for effective counselling. They provide you with training and experience that will enable you to seek work in either an agency or private practice. During these courses, you’ll learn empathy and rapport building as you develop the micro-skills that every counsellor needs to create a fruitful therapeutic relationship with their clients. For our most advanced online course in counselling, find out more here.
If you are simply looking to improve your personal relationships, why not try this course?
Are you thinking of changing your career path? Or are you unsure of what it is you want to do? At OCA, we understand. That's why we have created this Aged Care Career Sampler course to give you a taste of your potential future career in this rewarding industry.
Learn how to support older people with this entry level online aged care course. This course provides you with the knowledge and ability to provide ethical support, while addressing the needs of elderly people in your home, workplace or community.
OCA's Advanced Certificate in Aged Care can offer you an opportunity to kickstart your career or formalise existing community work skills and help to enhance your resume. This captivating aged care course will teach you how to fulfil the critical functions of aged care.
Are you currently looking after your parents or grandparents? Do you feel prepared for the road ahead? Or do you work in the aged care services industry and want to upgrade your knowledge and skills? If so, this is a perfect course for you.
In 2018, there is an estimated 436,366 Australians living with dementia. Dementia is the single greatest cause of disability in older Australians (aged 65 years or older). With these scary statistics, we all need to understand more about how to deal with this devastating disability.
Unfortunately, disability rates in the elderly increases steadily with age. If you're looking to support an ageing family member or work within the residential and community aged care environment, you need to understand more about how to manage and support the ageing with disabilities.
Do you naturally counsel others through their challenges, pain or relationship troubles? Do you think you are suited to a career in counselling? Find out today with our Career Sampler course, designed to give you a taste of your potential future career this rewarding industry.
Do you enjoy helping people with conflict resolution or mental, lifestyle and emotional problems? If this is you, consider a career in counselling with our online Certificate. This course offers a practical and theoretical foundation for effective counselling with the aim to help others with important issues...
If you want to learn more about managing your personal relationships or if you are in the counselling industry and you want to brush up on your relationship counselling advice, then this is the course for you. Get enrolled right now and make it happen.
Looking to support an ageing family member or work within the residential and community aged care environment? This online course can help caregivers, community workers and those with elderly parents understand and support the people they work with.