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  • Objectives
    This practical course gives you the physical and sociological skills to support and care for elderly people in low and high care Aged Care facilities or in their own home. You will learn skills that enable you to communicate appropriately with clients and colleagues. You will learn how to care for a range of client needs including physical needs, emotional and social needs.You will learn how to deliver high quality care to clients. You will learn how to apply theory to practice by simulation in a BRIT health laboratory and during industry placement. This course includes units from Certificate III in Home and Community Care which will give you a dual certificate on completion. However, you have the option of completing only the single Certificate III in Aged Care Work.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants are required to have the literacy skills equivalent to that of Year 10. Other Entry Requirements The selection process includes; * Compulsory attendance at an information session * Compulsory interview * Literacy/numeracy assessment by attending a VETASSESS Test. To book your VETASSESS Test contact them directly at their website www.vetassess.com.au * Compulsory police check prior to practical placement
  • Academic Title
    Certificate III in Aged Care Work
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

    This course provides the basic qualification for employment in aged services in both institutional and community settings. Key study areas covered include:

        * Providing dementia care and support
        * Communicating appropriately with clients and colleagues
        * Providing personal care
        * Providing support to an older person

    Where    
    • Bendigo (City Campus)
    • Flexible Delivery
    • Workplace Based

    Duration Options

    For people who have the equivalent of two years full time experience in aged care, the course can be delivered flexibly by completing units of study at home and in the workplace.

    For people wanting to find employment in the Aged Care or Home and Community  Care sectors, the course will be delivered 2-3 days per week and completed in 6 months.



    Selection Process    
    • Individual Interview

    Up Coming Courses     
    Campus     Start Date     End Date     Attendance Mode
    City Campus     12.02.2008     30.11.2008     Full Time
    City Campus     04.12.2007     03.12.2008     Full Time
    City Campus     13.11.2007     30.11.2008     Part Time
    City Campus     06.03.2008     05.03.2009     Part Time
    City Campus     06.03.2008     05.03.2009     Part Time

    Employment Opportunities     

     This course will enable you to work within the industry in areas such as·        

        * Home and Community Care Services(HACC)·        
        * Aged Care Facilities Day Respite·        
        * Planned activity groups.

    Further Study Options    

    On successful completion of this course, you may be able to gain entry into Division II Nursing, Certificate IV in Community Services Lifestyle and Leisure, Diploma of Community Services Lifestyle and Leisure, as well as many other study options in related fields.

    Pathways Courses    
    Certifcate IV in Disability Work :: CHC40302
    Certificate IV in Community Services (Lifestyle and Leisure) :: CHC41602
    Certificate IV in Health (Nursing) :: 21358VIC
    Diploma in Lifestyle & Leisure :: CHC50802

    Assessment    

    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
    CHCAC15A          Provide care support which is responsive to the specific nature of dementia
    CHCAC17A          Support the older person to maintain their independence
    CHCAC1C           Provide support to an older person
    CHCAC2C           Provide personal care
    CHCAC3C           Orientation to aged care work
    CHCAC6C           Support the older person to meet their emotional and psychosocial needs
    CHCCOM2B        Communicate Appropriately With Clients And Colleagues
    CHCINF8B          Comply with information requirements of the aged care and community care                                   sectors
    CHCOHS302A     Participate in safety procedures for direct care work
    CHCORG3B         Participate in the work environment
    HLTFA2A             Apply advanced First Aid

    Recognition of Prior Learning    

    Recognition of your current qualifications and prior learning: BRIT has processes to give you credit for relevant units from your prior study, and to assess your prior learning against units in a course.

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