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    Default Do you work in aged care?

    Hi,

    Im looking into doing my cert III in aged care, i am just looking for info/experiences from people who are working in aged care or have worked in aged care.

    Thanks in advance!

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    I'm a HR manager in an aged care facility. What would you like to know?

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    Thanks for your reply @Mum2EandR.

    I am mainly just wanting to know what the job entails, hours & such and just some positive stories as i've had a lot of negative feedback from family and friends about my choice of study.

    I have no other qualifications and 2 small children so i would really like to earn a certificate to get my foot in the door and then further my education and hopefully become a mental health nurse or some such thing like that. (Sorry for the novel).

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    Hi, I work in aged care and study EEN it's a good job with kids I have 2 kids and 7wks preg with no. 3 I say go for it and good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teesh View Post
    Hi, I work in aged care and study EEN it's a good job with kids I have 2 kids and 7wks preg with no. 3 I say go for it and good luck.

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    Hi Teesh,

    Thanks for the reply, lovely to hear something positive and from another mum.

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    I was working in aged care, however not as a nurse or care staff... One of the things I loved was how beautiful and caring the residents are. I used to have some good chats with them and they made me laugh. Especially the ones with dementia, some of the things they say crack you up!

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    I think your heart really has to be in it to be able to work in aged care. It's low pay and a lot of wiping bums, showering, feeding, washing dead bodies, etc.

    You get more money working at the local supermarket and the work is a hell of a lot easier.

    In saying that, if it's something you think you want to do, it's definitely worth persuing. It's an industry where jobs are always in an abundance and there is plenty of room to advance through the ranks (EEN, RN, etc)

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    Can I ask a question, what shifts do aged care facilities normally have?

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    As for the pay rate you will find you will get a little more then super market pay rate due to uniform allowence etc & weekend rate is higher and afternoon shifts are higher.. The job is very rewarding and you will find alot of mum's work in aged care the hours vary from short shifts to longer. I do both. You can also advance your career and become a EEN or RN. The job isn't for everyone but surprisingly it's not as bad as people think! It's a job and theirs worse ones out their!!! Hope that helped.. I used to be a hairdresser and love my new career/job.

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