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Aged Care Courses

 

CERT. III IN INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT (AGEING)

If you enjoy supporting elderly people and making a difference in people’s lives, then this the perfect course for you!

The Certificate III in Individual Support reflects the role of workers in the community or residential setting who provide person-centred support to people who require help due to ageing, disability or some other reason.


Students of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) are required to undertake at least 120 hours of supervised practical work placement in relevant aged care services settings.

Core Units 

  • Provide individualised support

  • Support independence and wellbeing

  • Communicate and work in health or community services 

  • Work with diverse people

  • Work legally and ethically 

  • Recognise healthy body systems 

  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units 

  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people

  • Provide support to people living with dementia

  • Meet personal support needs

  • Address the needs of people with chronic disease

  • Deliver care services using a palliative approach

  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Course Duration: 1 year incl. 120 hours of work placement

Aged Care Worker Career - Tasks & Responsibilities

Work involves following an individualised plan using discretion and judgement in relation to the support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs.


Individual Support Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices that are required to provide person-centred support.

Occupations

  • Accommodation Support Worker

  • Food Services Worker (Aged Care)

  • Personal Care Giver

  • Respite Care Worker

  • Assistant in Nursing

  • Care Worker in a residential care facility

  • Home and Community Care Worker 

  • In Home Respite Worker

  • Nurse’s Aide

  • Community Access Coordinator

  • Planned Activity Assistant

  • Care Service Employee

  • Community Care Worker

  • Care Assistant

  • Community House Worker

  • Home Care Assistant

  • Residential Care Worker

  • Residential Support Worker

  • Senior Personal Care Assistant

  • Transport Support Worker

  • Field Officer (Community Services)

  • Residential Aide 

 

CERT. IV IN AGEING SUPPORT

The Cert. IV in Ageing Support reflects the role of Support Workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged care services.

To achieve this qualification, the student must have completed at least 120 hours of work in relevant aged care services settings. Students should find their own practical placement, however the colleges have a broad network in the aged care sector and will provide assistance where needed. 

There is a growing demand for Aged Care Workers in Australia projected over the next couple of years. (Please refer to the Labour Market Information Portal for employment projection reports that support the above statement.)

Certificate IV in Ageing Support provides pathways to the following qualifications with the possibility of receiving credits: Certificate IV in Leisure and Health, Diploma of Community Services, Diploma of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing. Please contact us to find out more about possible credit transfer.

Core Units 

  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people

  • Coordinate services for older people

  • Implement interventions with older people at risk 

  • Provide support to people living with dementia

  • Facilitate individual service planning and delivery 

  • Meet personal support needs 

  • Support independence and wellbeing

  • Support relationships with carers and families 

  • Work with diverse people 

  • Manage legal and ethical compliance 

  • Deliver care services using a palliative approach 

  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships 

  • Recognise healthy body systems 

  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

  • Implement falls prevention strategies

  • Develop and implement service programs 

  • Show leadership in the workplace

Course Duration: 1-1.5 year incl. 120 hours of practical work placement

 

Aged Care Worker - Tasks & Responsibilities

Aged Care Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.


Aged Care Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs of others.

Occupations

  • Accommodation Support Worker

  • Food Services Worker (Aged Care)

  • Personal Care Giver

  • Respite Care Worker 

  • Community Program Coordinator

  • Residential Care Worker

  • Support Worker (Community Services)

  • Care Supervisor

  • Personal Care Worker

  • Personal Care Assistant

  • Residential Care Officer

  • Day Activity Worker

  • Care Team Leader 

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