If you want a job, flexibility, and steady work in an industry that’s set to grow massively over the next few years, support work and care might be just what you’ve been looking for.
Within the next few years, the number of elderly Australians requiring care will keep going up. This is creating a huge demand for support workers. At the same time, things are changing in disability, home, and community care. For example, people with a disability are now taking greater control over their own care and have greater freedom of choice. Better standards for care and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) mean there’s increased demand for qualified support workers and carers to meet these needs.
What does it all mean for you? Plenty of job opportunities – if you’re qualified! So, if you’re looking to study in a field that’s growing, in demand, with plenty of available jobs both now and in the future… we’ve got you covered.
Aside from plenty of available work, a career in the disability support, aged care, and home and community care sectors can be highly rewarding with plenty of benefits.
You can personally contribute to other people’s wellbeing and life quality, and help them achieve goals and participate in the community. And a lot of the work you do is hugely varied – no two days are the same. Plus, you can embrace the flexibility that comes with this type of job, giving you work-life balance or the potential to balance a career alongside study, family, or hobbies.
Once you’re a qualified support worker, you have a range of career pathways to choose from. You can start out as a personal care worker, working direct with your clients in their homes, residential settings, or the local community. And then you can progress to more senior roles, such as coordinators or managers.
Plus, you can pursue further study at all levels, from introductory courses and Certificates through to Diplomas and University Degrees. Your skills, qualifications, and experience can transfer over to a job in health, business, social work, management, education, and more.
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