As part of continuous policy improvements, it has been proposed that students should gain around 120 hours of practical work as part of their regular curriculum. Age care services definitely gets a boost by this recent change because students are better equipped with skills required for age care sector.
The Certificate III and IV courses are being reviewed by the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council. The proposed plan is to merge Certificate III in Age care services with the Certificate III meant for community care and disability. The new courses will include specializations in community support, disability and age care support.
The language used for the courses also need to include new terminology and recent technology. The qualifications are aimed at providing flexibility for the student to choose from various electives based on their job role. In case the new qualifications are implemented, the age care industry needs to create environments where the students can apply their skills and knowledge.