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.

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:

  • Are registered with a Workforce Australia Provider (Generalist, Specialist or Transition to Work /Parents Next Programs)
  • Live in the Inner Metropolitan Melbourne and North Eastern Melbourne employment regions (Unsure? Check your postcode here: https://www.dewr.gov.au/sites/default/files/public/employment_regions.html)
  • Are available for the duration of the Foundations Program and 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 Length

4 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

Start Date

28th May 2024

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  1. 5 minutes 1


    Fill out the eligibility form online.

  2. 30 - 45 minutes 2


    We will check your eligibility for the program and invite you to an online interview. Don’t worry though, this interview is just a casual chat with a member of the Generation team.
    There will be some online tasks related to the program.

  3. 30 minutes 3


    There will be a short homework activity related to the program and a form to collect some more details from you.

  4. 10 minutes 4


    Once we have met you and approved the completed online tasks, you will be invited to fill out an online Generation enrolment form to secure your spot on the program.

  5. 5


    After confirming your enrollment in the program, you will receive additional details from us prior to the program starting date. The program will begin with Orientation Days, where you will get to your trainer, program coordinator, and fellow participants.

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