Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
Casey College offers Certificiate IV in Aged Care, to provide quality training in an industry that will only experience more demand. It’s no secret that our population is aging. The ‘baby boomers’ portion of our population who make up a reasonable bulk of our current population, and it is not unreasonable to assume that some of these individuals, alongside with many others, will begin to have a need to receive some level of care over the next few decades. Reasons such as an increase in these figures against current figures, an advancement of medical care, migration, higher life expectancy and lower fertility rates in women will all have an impact on the structure of certain industries in the near future including, but not limited to, healthcare.

Traditional nursing is moving away from standard hospital care to incorporate a more community-based approach. Improvements in health and technology means that age is no longer necessarily seen as an ailment, and more members of our older generation are perfectly capable of living in their own homes, in managed retirement communities, or in nursing homes with some level or aspect of care being provided by a certified nurse such as one that has completed the Certificate IV in Aged Care offered by Casey College.

“As a nursing agency, we find that certificate-qualified nurses are in greater demand among employers and are helping fill the hole left by worsening nursing shortages. These nurses are trained in a practical environment and are continuously being upskilled – performing more duties in community care previously performed by registered nurses,” says Mary Casey, CEO of Casey Centre, a registered training organisation and nursing agency. The shortages will only continue without properly trained nurses to fill the holes in the community for those needing care.

As one previous student, Jodie, recounts: “It got to the point where I knew I needed qualifications
in something. I was attracted to aged care work, and while I was prepared to pay for the course, I
was relieved that it was funded by Centrelink. I was surprised at how quickly I found a full-time job: I received my certificate in September, applied… and within days was offered a role in their community care division.”

The Certificate IV in Aged Care as offered by Casey College provides a comprehensive training program which is highly practical and theoretical to ensure that graduates are sought after, and employer, and patient ready. It’s an in-demand industry, poised to take off.

For further information regarding Casey College, the Certificate IV in Aged Care, or for details regarding other courses offered by Casey College:
Phone: 02 8778 7777 (Sydney office) 02 4927 5180 (Newcastle office) 1800 25 7000 (Nowra)
Email: [email protected] or go to

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Casey College

Established in 2001, Casey College is a registered training organisation that delivers nationally recognised qualifications throughout three areas in NSW: Sydney, Newcastle and Nowra.
Muriel Dalmasso, General Manager of Nursing Group Pty Ltd
P: 02 8778 7777


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