Why study Dementia - Career Opportunities
The Dementia Care Program is the first of its kind and will set benchmarks for the value of the skills and knowledge graduates will bring to the aged care sector and other healthcare environments.
Dementia is a condition that affects hundreds of thousands of people across the globe- one that poses significant challenges to their quality of life as well as that of their families and communities.
Career Opportunities in Dementia Care
Graduates from this course may find work in a range of career paths such as in the aged care industry in both the public and private sectors, or as a pathway to undertaking further study in graduate health programs. Individuals with backgrounds in healthcare, community service and allied health professionals, may find study in this course useful to broaden your knowledge base and scope of practice. Graduates may provide an excellent standard of care and advice, provide care directives and peer to peer training, in varied roles within the community, health care centres and hospitals, and in residential care.
Healthcare workers and professionals with greater knowledge and skills in dementia care will be critical in delivering enhanced capacity to a sector which is facing an enormous challenge both now and into the future with the increasing prevalence of dementia. The Associate Degree or Diploma may be a particularly advantageous qualification for the growing number of healthcare positions that include a dementia focus, as well as leadership in care organisations. Read some of our graduate stories.
Did You Know?
There are almost 450,000 people in Australia who are living with dementia. Without a medical breakthrough, the number is forecast to rise to almost 1 million by 2050. (Dementia Australia 2018)