Develop your skills in aged care support and learn to communicate with people with diverse backgrounds and needs. Learn how to safely respond to emergency situations and apply appropriate first aid procedures to care for an ageing population.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Communicate effectively and collaborate with colleagues
Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds
Recognise and assess an emergency situation
Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
Operate first aid equipment and a apply a general understanding of first aid requirements in the aged care sector
Accurately convey and report incident details to emergency services
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
A pathway to further study in aged care or community services
Credit toward a full qualification
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Empathy, patience, and the capacity to empower others
A respect and appreciation for diversity and a willingness to communicate with a number of stakeholders
A positive attitude to working with old and frail seniors
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: aged care worker with the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), disability care worker with the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), aged care team leader with the Certificate IV in Ageing Support and community services worker with the Diploma of Community Services.
The following checks are required to work in the aged care industry: a Working with Children Check (WWCC), National Police Check, NDIS Worker Check (NDISWC) and any vaccinations and health screenings that your workplace requires.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Statement of Attainment in Introduction to Individual Support (Ageing) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
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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.
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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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