Aged Care Jobs Boom In Australia

Thursday, May 4, 2017

A recent report from IBIS World on the aged care residential services industry in Australia has revealed positive growth in the sector – which this financial year is expected to generate more than $20 billion in revenue and generate a lot of aged care jobs.

The aged care residential services industry includes facilities that provide long-term accommodation or support to older residents, such as aged-care facilities and retirement villages.

At Selmar, we equip students of all ages and backgrounds with qualifications in aged care and disability support, offering certificate and advanced diploma options. In Australia, there are now plenty of choices for those requiring aged care, catering to unique needs and desires. Our courses are designed to equip graduates with the skills to work across these diverse areas – including working in personal care, disability support, management, community care and more.
Other encouraging discoveries in the IBIS World report show that there are now almost 225,000 people employed in aged care, by more than 1800 businesses. This has been bolstered by annual growth in the sector rising by a very healthy annualised rate of 5.1 percent.

Much of the reason Australia’s aged care industry continues to grow is because of the country’s ageing population.

Today more than 7.8% of the Australian population is aged 65 and over, meaning that there is an increased need for facilities and support for this group.

The good news for those considering joining the aged care industry in Australia is that careers can be incredibly fulfilling. As an aged care worker, your role is to improve the quality of life for those in your care, helping them with practical tasks as well as emotional support. For many, this provides rewards that go far greater than a pay cheque alone.

So, if you’re seeking a new career, or a career change, in a thriving industry that’s also exciting and rewarding – studying aged care at Selmar may be your best way forward.

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