Lead from the front as an aged care team leader. Gain a deep working knowledge of the aged care sector, develop your personal leadership style and get on-the-job experience in this high growth industry.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Provide person centred care and strengths based practice
Advocate for the interests and rights of your clients
Coordinate services and interventions
Deliver care services to palliative clients and clients with dementia
Lead teams of staff
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Real-world experience in 240 hours work placement
The ability to follow infection control procedures
Exposure to care plans
Skills in performing domestic duties
A pathway to a rewarding career or further study
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
Australian National Police Record Check
Working with Children Check (WWCC) depending on your work placement
Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in working with people
The ability to work independently
Empathy and patience
Good organisation and time management skills
A reasonable level of fitness and flexibility to carry out first aid and manual handling
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Home care support worker, Community care worker, Aged care worker, Home care planner and Direct care worker
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Ageing Support does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate IV in Ageing Support does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Ageing Support qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 18 Units of competency, including 15 core and 3 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
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