Not for Profit provider Salvation Army Aged Care Plus has questioned the quality of qualifications provided by registered training organisations in its submission to the Senate inquiry into the aged care workforce.
“It is disappointing for many aged care providers that Certificate III holders come with little or no knowledge of critical topics like manual handling, infection control and basic understanding of what personal care involves,” it wrote in its submission.
Currently, aged care staff with a Certificate III can complete their training in as little as six weeks with content often delivered solely online.
You can catch Mark Sewell, CEO of Illawarra-based provider Warrigal, speaking about this issue including the challenges and strategies for a regional village and care provider in maintaining and building a workforce at our LEADERS SUMMIT. Find out more here.
Pictured: Historical and projected (to 2019) employment levels (thousands) for aged care workers to 2019. Image credit: Open Colleges.