Care Professionals - Training and Education
Care Professionals – Training and Education
Our international care professionals are European nationals, primarily from Germany and Austria, who have completed their degrees or vocational training’s in social care professions such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, paediatric nursing, early childhood education, or special needs care.
Childcare Provider - KinderpflegerIn
A childcare provider receives two to three years of vocational training that is focused on childcare. Their training includes practical experience in both the classroom, assisting teachers, and in private homes.
Paediatric Nursing - KinderkrankenpflegerIn
A paediatric nurse receives a three-year degree that is focused on caring for babies – including newborns, premature infants, multiples (twins, etc.) and babies with special needs. Most paediatric nurses have experience in maternity wards, nurseries and intensive care units.
Social Assistant - SozialassistentIn
A social assistant must complete a two-year degree. Their training consists of building skills to help care for individuals of all ages, including people with disabilities. The social assistant degree is a prerequisite for other career paths, including being a preschool or kindergarten teacher.
Early Childhood Educator/Teacher - ErzieherIn
An early childhood educator must complete a three or five year degree as well as a year-long practical internship covering all the following subjects matter: psychology, language development, child development, literature, art, music, health and physical education. An early childhood educator will have 1200 hours of practical training and nearly 3000 hours of theoretical training.
Physical Therapy - PhysiotherapeutIn
Physical therapists are certified as part of a three-year vocational program. Most physical therapists work with individuals who have physical disabilities and are trained to help improve or restore mobility and to reduce pain. Most physical therapists have nearly 3000 hours of theoretical training and approximately 1600 hours of practical training.
Occupational Therapy - ErgotherapeutIn
Occupational therapists have three years of vocational training or a four-year BA Degree. They have special training in working with children and adults who have a physical, mental or cognitive disorder. OTs focus on adapting the environment and teaching skills with a goal of increasing their patient’s participation in daily activities. They are likely to have 2,700 hours of theoretical training and 1,700 hours of practical training.
Social Worker - Sozialpädagoge/inSocial workers spend four years training and receive a Bachelor’s Degree. Social work encompasses a broad area that includes using social theories to understand human problems while also helping to improve individual lives and society overall. Most individuals who work in this field end up specialising in a specific area – for example, helping people overcome addiction, working with children with behavioural challenges, etc.
Special Needs Care Provider - HeilerziehungspflegerIn
A special needs care provider has a three-year degree focused on caring for children and adults with special needs. A special needs care provider helps with daily support needs like taking a bath, helping with meals (including feeding tubes), lifting and moving, and more, either in a private home or in a hospital.
Speech Therapy - Logopäde/in
A speech therapist receives their degree after three years of vocational training. Speech therapists help patients to improve their communication skills, including speech development, disorders and delays. A speech therapist has approximately 1700 hours of theoretical training and more than 2000 hours of practical training.
Our care professionals have direct experience caring for children with special needs and use their education and training to ensure each child can reach their potential.
Our families can pay part or all of the cost of an Apex Care Professional through their NDIS Core Supports funding. We support your family in preparing evidence, plans and progress reports to ensure your funding is used wisely.