Why care? Here’s why you should take the leap and study care
Considering a career in care?
Trainer Tanya Mathews from STEPS Education and Training College shares why starting a career in care is a good move. Tanya has been helping students gain qualifications in care online for a long time. While Tanya lives in Alice Springs, her students are scattered across Australia. She’s passionate about providing students with individualised support and helping them gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their new career.
Why chose a career in care? It is a fast-growing industry with job security, and meaningful work.
“If you enjoy working with others and want to advance your skillset, studying care online with STEPS basically gives you guaranteed employment because there is so much work in the disability and aged care sectors. Not only that but you are going to have purposeful employment.”
Why study a care course online? It’s flexible, tailored learning that fits in with your life.
“Our course is self-paced, or more accurately, it’s self-directed learning in consultation with our trainers. What I think is really amazing about this program is that it’s flexible to work with what’s happening in the student’s actual home life. For some, studying later in the evenings works or some people get on in the early in the morning. Students are able to pace themselves and manage their own study.
I have had some students – after enrolling in the course – gain part-time employment and have then not been as flexible during the day. In those cases, I have catered to their schedule and organised evening virtual sessions with them, giving individual support so they can complete their course while working.”
What’s great about STEPS’ online course? You get the support you need.
“At STEPS you really get the support you need to succeed. I’ve taught students who weren’t confident about studying at first, but with our level of study support, I found the further we progressed in the course the more their confidence grew. So, I definitely feel this course is for anyone who has had doubts about whether they can take on vocational education. Because I’ve taught students who have had those doubts, and today, they are qualified and working in the care industry. I believe our staff at STEPS provide such a strong support base and tailor learning to the individual – and I think that’s what sets us apart.”
The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment