Tag: Aged Care

National Volunteer Week

In recognition of National Volunteer Week (16-22 May), the team at Bestwest Care sends our heartfelt thanks to the thousands of aged care volunteers supporting our industry partners and WA’s elderly, whether they are living at home or in residential care.

As an agency workforce provider and RTO, specialising in community, aged and disability care, we are acutely aware of the valuable contribution of volunteers, who generously donate their personal time in providing critical support and companionship to Western Australia‘s elderly.

The Covid pandemic has been particularly tough on those working and residing in assisted living (aged care), most of whom have experienced extended lockdowns and home isolation.

For so many people in residential care, highly anticipated outings and activities were cancelled, volunteers and even close family members were banned from visiting,  at a time when the elderly and the vulnerable desperately needed to see a friendly face.

So, welcome back, friendly, hard-working aged care volunteers! You generously offer your valuable time, comfort, companionship and support, vital to the wellbeing of Australia’s elderly.  Thank you all for your kindness, compassion, hard work and dedication. Everyone in Aged care sincerely appreciates you!


For further information about volunteering and working in the aged care sector:

Register on the new government site dedicated to aged care volunteers https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs

Volunteering is a great way to see if you are suited to working in the Aged Care sector, which is in dire need of a boost to its paid workforce. Contact Bestwest Care if you are interested in qualifying as an aged and disability care and support worker.

Specialist care roles and career pathways in 2022

Where will your training take you this year?

Whether you’re fresh out of school looking to kickstart your career or are someone ready to change it entirely— we’re here to help! At Bestwest Care, we are industry leaders in WA providing accredited education and workplace training to help strengthen the disability, mental health and aged care workforce. You have the drive, and we simply help you pave your pathway to employment by providing you with the tools to build a rewarding career in care! 


Where do I start?


It can be tricky to know where to start when it comes to your choice of certificate, course or unit. At Bestwest Care, the possibilities are endless—it’s up to you and what you make of it! Our classes are designed to equip you with relevant industry knowledge, experience, skills and confidence to help you excel in a care-based career. We specialise in providing education and training to help you gain professional roles as registered and enrolled nurses, support staff, allied health assistants, activity officers and more.


Are you looking to specialise your skills and gain employment in the aged care or disability sector? Our Certificate III in Individual Support is a great place to get your training started. The Certificate III specialises in offering you a broad range of employment opportunities in personal, community,

disability or aged care positions. You can be qualified to provide person-centred care and support to the elderly and people with a disability in residential aged care or home setting with a Certificate III in Individual Support in just eight weeks. 


Or perhaps you’re already employed and are looking to upskill or become more specialised in your field? In that case, our list of accredited courses and competency units can certainly help! Check them out below or find more information and our complete list of accredited courses and individual units here!


Our certificate training courses: 

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability Support

CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support


Why Bestwest Care?


Since 2001, we have proudly been one of the leading registered training organisations in WA and pride ourselves on our trainee graduates’ 95 per cent success and employment rates. Our dedicated team of educators share valuable life experiences working in aged care, disability, and health sectors and strive to deliver all courses at the highest standard. Those incredible life experiences include job roles like registered and enrolled nurses, active first responders, therapists, paramedics and aged care, disability, and mental health support workers. 


If you’re seeking a rewarding, purposeful career in care and the information you have just read ticks all your boxes—we would love to hear from you! Enquire now to find our next available course, or call us on (08) 9439 1673 today, and we’ll help you get started.