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Child Care | Aged Care | Allied Health | Other Health Careers


Child Care

Child Care1 Year Traineeship
Cert III in Children’s Services

As the cost of living in Australia increases, more and more families now rely on two incomes to make ends meet. This means more and more parents are now accessing Childcare services. New Childcare facilities are being opened each week across Australia to meet the needs of working parents. This means there is a GREAT demand for skilled Childcare Educators and this is expected to increase for years to come!

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Who wants to be a Childcare Educator? Someone who...

  • Enjoys working and playing with small children and babies
  • Is patient and happy to work in a noisy environment
  • Is not afraid to get ‘their hands dirty’
  • Is able to work flexible hours
  • Can relate well to children and their parents
  • Has good communication skills

What do Childcare Educators do?

  • Supervise children’s play, making sure they are safe at  all times
  • Clean the work and play areas in the centre, sanitise toys and sleeping areas and change nappies and children’s clothes as required
  • Observe and record children’s behaviour and development
  • Manage children’s behaviour and guide their social development
  • Plan and develop culturally appropriate programs based on individual observation to suit the needs of individual children
  • Supervise and assist with children’s personal hygiene, meal times & sleep periods

Where do Childcare Educators work?

  • Indoors and outdoors in Childcare centres and Outside School Hours Care
  • Private homes when working in family day care or as nannies
  • Childcare Educators are employed across several industries including: Health Care, Education, Arts and Recreation

Why become a Childcare Educator?

  • There is a great demand for Childcare Educators and this is expected to remain the same or increase for years to come
  • Personal job satisfaction working in a role that helps children develop new skills & have fun at the same time

How do I become a Childcare Educator?

  • Start with a work experience placement to get some hands-on experience and get a feel for whether this is the RIGHT CHOICE for you
  • Apply for a working with children blue card
  • Obtain a senior first aid certificate
  • Apply for and complete a 1 year Traineeship and achieve a Certificate III in Children’s Services qualification (school based traineeships available)

Want to know more?

Follow this link and take the practice aptitude quiz for Children’s Services
http://aatinfo.com.au/getattachment/f71896d0-8b19-481e-baf3-751d8feba2a9/quiz.aspx
Write down your answers and check against Answer Section (pp18-19)

Call the RIGHT CHOICE Hotline on 1300 731 783 or register online

Download a fact sheet.

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Aged Care

Aged Care2 Year Traineeship
Cert III in Aged Care

Each year in Australia the elderly population increases. This is a result of advances in medical science, improved health services and greater awareness of the needs of the aged within the community.  Shortages in the field of Aged Care are expected to be HUGE in the next ten to twenty years due to the disproportionate number of elderly people. Therefore it is a great time to get involved.

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Who wants to be an Aged Care Worker? Someone who...

  • Enjoys spending time with and has empathy for older people
  • Isn’t afraid of ‘getting their hands dirty’ and is adaptable
  • Has a patient and caring nature and is able to interact with people of various cultures and backgrounds
  • Is happy to work a wide range of shifts including night time and early mornings, weekends and public holidays
  • Has good communication skills

What do Aged Care Workers do?

  • Work as part of a team under the supervision of nurses and other health professionals
  • Talk to and provide companionship for elderly people
  • Assist aged people with their showering, dressing and eating as they are often unable to do this without help
  • Perform household tasks such as cooking, cleaning and assist with personal shopping, doctors visits and paying bills
  • Support elderly people who are disorientated and forgetful, often with dementia
  • Aged care often involves driving to various private homes to meet the needs of the aged within the local community

Where do Aged Care Workers work?

  • Mostly indoors in nursing homes, hostels and aged care centres
  • Private homes assisting elderly people with daily living tasks to enable them to stay in their own homes
  • Aged Care Workers are employed across several industries including: Health Care and Social Assistance, Recreation Services and a variety of Charitable Organisations

Why become an Aged Care Worker?

  • There is a huge demand for Aged Care Workers and this is expected to increase in the next 10–20 years.
  • Personal job satisfaction working in a role that helps people who rely on your skills and kindness

How do I become an Aged Care Worker?

  • Start with a work experience placement to get some hands-on experience and get a feel for whether this is the RIGHT CHOICE for you
  • Apply for a police check
  • Obtain a senior first aid certificate
  • Apply for and complete a 2 year Traineeship and achieve a Certificate III in Aged Care qualification (school based traineeships available)

Want to know more?

Follow this link and take the practice aptitude quiz for Aged Care Workers
http://aatinfo.com.au/getattachment/8ab41bea-a434-466b-99ad-3d9610a3c776/quiz.aspx Write down your answers and check against Answer Section (p15)

Call the RIGHT CHOICE Hotline on 1300 731 783 or register online

Download a fact sheet.

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Allied Health

Allied Health1 Year Traineeship
Cert III in Allied Health Assistance

Allied Health Workers focus on the physical, emotional and cognitive wellbeing of patients. They work with various professionals, including Occupational, Physio and Speech Therapists, assisting with a range of basic non-professional tasks within health therapy programs. Allied Health Workers are able to work in various areas including hospitals, community health centres, physical rehabilitation and orthoptics to name a few, so if lots of variety and diversity is your thing, this is the job for you!

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Who wants to be an Allied Health Worker? Someone who...

  • Is patient and understanding
  • Is happy to work with a diverse range of people and with various disabilities
  • Is not afraid to get ‘their hands dirty’
  • Has a calm and caring nature
  • Is able to work with frail, sick or disabled people of all ages
  • Has good communication skills

What do Allied Health Workers do?

  • Work as part of a team under direct supervision of therapists and other health professionals
  • Assist patients with their mobility and communication needs
  • Assist with rehabilitation  exercises, basic treatment and delivering medication
  • Participate in planning the care of individual patients
  • Use equipment and aids associated with various therapies

Where do Allied Health Workers work?

  • Indoors in hospitals, clinics, therapy and health centres
  • Private homes assisting recovering patients to rehabilitate in their own homes
  • Allied Health Workers are employed across multiple industries including Health Care and Social Assistance, Support Services and Public Safety to name a few

Why become an Allied Health Worker?

  • Allied Health Workers are always needed to support therapy programs for recovering patients
  • Personal job satisfaction of helping those in need who rely on your skills and support

How do I become an Allied Health Worker?

  • Start with a work experience placement to get some hands-on experience and get a feel for whether this is the RIGHT CHOICE for you
  • Apply for a police check
  • Obtain a senior first aid certificate
  • Apply for and complete a 1 year Traineeship and achieve a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance qualification (school based traineeships available)

Want to know more?

Follow this link and take the practice aptitude quiz for Allied Health Workers
http://aatinfo.com.au/getattachment/50defe81-329f-49b7-82e2-a9c214d803da/quiz.aspx
Write down your answers and check against Answer Section (pp17-18)

Call the RIGHT CHOICE Hotline on 1300 731 783 or register online

Download a fact sheet.

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For other Training and Career Opportunities in Health Services go to http://www.workforce.org.au/