This course is designed to provide training for personal care workers in residential care facilities such as hostels, nursing homes and other supported residential services. It provides graduates with a nationally recognised qualification. Training combines both theoretical study and practical experience in the industry.
Full-time: 3 days per week
Part-time: 1 day per week
Full-time: Six months
Part-time: One year
Commencement Dates and Intakes
February and July
There are no formal academic requirements; however basic written communication skills are required.
Based on suitability for employment in the Aged Care industry. Compulsory attendance at an information night, completion of a written task and participation in a group interview. Successful applicants will be required to obtain a police check.
Direct to Health and Aged Care from March to mid-April (for July intake) and from September to mid-October (for February intake)
CHCAC15A Provide Care Support which is Responsive to the Specific Nature of Dementia – 60 hours
Provision of care to clients with dementia in a variety of settings including family houses, community day settings and residential care.
CHCAC1C Provide Support to an Older Person – 55 hours
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required by workers within their designated role and responsibilities to support older people maintain their quality of life.
CHCAC2C Provide Personal Care - 55 hours
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required by workers to support older people maintain their quality of life.
CHCAC3C Orientation to Aged Care Work – 55 hours
This unit describes the roles and responsibilities by the worker in their role as a carer to perform work that reflects an understanding of the structure and profile of the residential aged care sector and key issues facing older people in the community. This unit applies to all workers in the aged care sector or those working with older people.
CHCAC6C Support the Older Person to Meet their Emotional and Psychosocial Needs – 55 hours
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required by the worker to support the older person meet their emotional and psychosocial needs.
CHCCOM2B Communicate Appropriately with Clients & Colleagues – 20 hours
Exercising effective communication skills in the workplace.
CHCCS401A Facilitate Co-operative Behaviours – 40 hours
This unit is concerned with the competencies required to respond to unacceptable behaviour and support responsibility for behaviour management and change.
CHCDIS1C Orientation to Disability Work – 50 hours
This unit is intended to provide an introduction to working with people with a disability.
CHCINF8B Comply with Information Requirements of the Aged Care and Community Care Sectors –
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required by the worker to undertake administrative duties of the role including documenting in client records and contribute to the development and monitoring of service delivery plans in accordance with organisational and duty of care requirements.
CHCOHS302A Participate in Safety Procedures for Direct Care Work – 32 hours
On completion of this unit, the worker in these particular sectors will be able to accurately identify the major occupational health and safety hazards, manual handling, together with other hazards that may include dealing with aggressive behaviours, stress etc.
CHCORG3B Participate in the Work Environment – 20 hours
Working effectively as an individual and in work groups to contribute to achievement of organisational objectives.
HLTFA301B Apply Basic First Aid – 18 hours
This unit of competency deals with the provision of essential First Aid in recognising and responding to an emergency using basic life support measures.
HLTIN301A Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work - 20 hours
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required of workers to understand and comply with infection control guidelines. Policies and procedures may be organisational, industry - based and/or legislated. The unit applies to a wide range of workers in health industry settings reflecting the importance of controlling infection risks and self-protection.
Simulated workplace assessment, written assignments, research activities, classroom participation and on-the-job assessments, project work.
Industry experts delivering specialised training in aged care.
A practical based course.
Supportive learning environment.
Personal care work in various residential care facilities.
Certificate IV in Health (Nursing), Certificate IV in Disability Work, Certificate IV in Community Services (Lifestyle & Leisure) Certificate IV in Community Services (Service Co-ordination).
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/RCC
There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
• Previous study; Knowledge; And/or skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the
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