Jump Into Aged Care!
Do you enjoy caring for others? Are you searching for a rewarding career?
With support from start to finish and a guaranteed pathway to a paid, Residential Care Traineeship with Australian Unity; gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to make a difference in this vital sector.
This unique, two-part* employment program will prepare, support and guide you into a rewarding career in Aged Care.
Part 1 : Aged Care Foundations
Undertake a comprehensive, 4-week foundational program to prepare you for a role in the Aged Care sector. This program will include an introduction to the aged care sector, basic technical training in personal care concepts and key human & soft skills to help you start an Aged Care traineeship with confidence. This program will primarily be delivered online, with an in-person site visit in Melbourne.
Part 2: Australian Unity Residential Care Traineeship
Upon successful completion of the Aged Care Foundations program, you will transition into a Certificate III in Individual Support, via a paid traineeship with Australian Unity, a highly regarded and leading Aged Care provider. This will provide you with a nationally recognised qualification to work in Aged Care while gaining on-the-job training and experience. *You must complete two parts consecutively.
What is a Residential Aged Care Worker?
Residential Aged Care workers make a difference to others through care and service to their clients, to make their lives better. A Residential Aged Care worker usually tends to their clients within an aged care facility, providing them with all-round care and being an ambassador for their independence. They are passionate about building relationships with clients by creating personal connections and taking an interest in their lives.
Duties are diverse, but are focussed on helping, supporting and empowering individuals to achieve their daily goals and tasks, as well as enhance their quality of life. This includes duties such as personal care (e.g. support residents with preparing for meals, showering or bathing, assistance with dressing), supporting to create a home-like environment, maintaining a high level of cleanliness and hygiene, socialisation support, providing effective communication with residents and their loved ones, and supporting other team members with their everyday duties.
It’s not always easy, but it is one of the most fulfilling jobs out there!
What is included in the program?
- No cost to you
- Inclusive and holistic support
- Guaranteed pathway to a paid traineeship with Australian Unity (Certificate III in Individual Support)
- Support for students without access to a computer
Can I apply?
You can apply for this program if you:
- Can travel to Mornington, Vermont South or Glen Waverley for employment (regular weekly shifts as part of traineeship)
- Are not currently in education, training or full-time employment
- Have good written and verbal English language skills
- Have basic tech skills
- Are an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen
- Are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (at least 2 doses) and Flu vaccination (once per year)
- Are likely to get a clear Police Check (National + International) and NDIS Check
- Are passionate about supporting and empowering others
Program Length4 weeks &
12 + months traineeship
Aged Care Foundations Program - 4 weeks, Monday to Friday, 10am - 2:30pm
Australian Unity Residential Care Traineeship & Certificate III - 12 + months with classes and work
Ongoing benefits of Generation
A Trusted Network
Continued contact with the Generation graduate network
Events and workshops to help you keep growing
Become a mentor to help others
Troubleshoot your job challenges