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How do I update my Aged Care Kitchen certificates?
How do I update my Aged Care Kitchen certificates?

Can't see shifts? πŸ‘€ Keep all your certificates current to assure you are available for all the work on the Sidekicker platform.

Updated over a week ago

The below information is relevant for Kitchen Hands, Cooks, and Chefs who are looking for work in Aged Care facilities:
If you have an active Sidekicker profile but suddenly can't see shifts when you log into your app, or have a red banner showing "You might be missing out on jobs" this is most likely because there are jobs available that you haven't uploaded all the required certificates for, or perhaps a certificate has expired.

Here is a quick overview of the certificates you need to keep up to date. More detail on each certificate is included below.


Expiration time

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Annually on 31st May

To be updated with the 2023 schedule in April

Every 3 years

As the Government updates the requirements

As of May 2022, a third dose ('booster') is required

Flu (influenza) vaccination

You can book your annual flu shot at most pharmacies in Australia (e.g. Terry White Chemmart, Chemist Warehouse, Priceline etc.).

Proof of your current flu shot may include either the signed paperwork from the pharmacist given to you at the time of your vaccination or your immunisation history statement (this can be obtained by using the same process as here).
Please submit proof of your flu vaccination by uploading it to your profile using these steps.

National Police Check

Many aged care facilities require a current Employer Police Check. While you may already have a Police Check, if it is a volunteer-only check or a check for a different industry, we cannot accept it for Aged Care Sidekicks.

Sidekicker has partnered with National Crime Check to help you get easy, affordable police checks. Sign up to get a police check here and the check will be returned to Sidekicker and automatically added to your profile within a max of 5 business days.

COVID-19 booster (third dose)

As at November 2023, both National Government recommends aged care workers to have received the third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, many facilities refuse entry to staff who have not received up to date vaccination

Find out what constitutes acceptable proof of vaccination for COVID-19 here, and follow the steps to upload your document.

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