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Aged Care and Nursing courses offer students the chance to focus on their passion and help progress their careers in the care sector.

Courses in this area are formulated to give you the tools, practical skills and background knowledge you need to provide support to those in care, hospitals and in their homes.

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Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Course code: CHC43015

This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. 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. Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Course code: CHC33015

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

Diploma of School Age Education and Care

Course code: CHC50213

This qualification reflects the role of educators who are responsible for the day-to-day running of a before and after school care and/or vacation care service, including planning, implementing and managing programs which address regulatory and duty of care requirements. They will have responsibility for the supervision of volunteers and or other staff. Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Childrens Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approvedearly childhood education and care qualifications andinformation regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au. ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care

Course code: CHC40113

This qualification reflects the role of educators who work with school age children in outside school hours care and vacation programs. In doing so they support the implementation of an approved learning framework. They may work under direct supervision or autonomously. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff. Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Childrens Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au. ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

Course code: CHC33015

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support. Two specialisations are completed for the award of this qualification - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community). To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

TAFE Statement in Care of the Senior Dog

Course code: 162-N50016V01

This workshop is designed to provide information to Vet Nurses and Professionals in the canine industries and Owners of aged dogs. The focus will be on caring for older/aged/disabled dogs using natural and physical therapies associated with giving such dogs a better quality of life, and maintaining conditions associated with aging.

Statement of Attainment in Introduction to SFX Makeup for Film & Theatre

Course code: TTPCRE0112V02

This practical course is designed to introduce the learner to Special Effects Make-up for film, stage and events. The course will take the learner through appropriate WHS for make-up application and removal, a potted history of makeup styles and the creation of special effects for example aging, disfigurements like cuts, bruises and burns and the creation and application of simple prosthetic elements like horns and facial growths.

TAFE Plus Statement in Property Services CPD - Australia Building Styles

Course code: 357-28302V02

This short course examines the Australian Building Styles and can be used by salespeople and property managers to appraise properties. It includes examples of building styles and methods to determine of the age of buildings. In New South Wales the renewal of a licence or certificate of registration is conditional on the holders undertaking Continuing Professional Development (CPD) each year. This course meets the requirements for 12 CPD points and has been developed in accordance with the NSW Office of Fair Trading requirements for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for the purposes of licence and certificate renewals under the Property, Stock and Business Agents Act 2002.

Statement of Attainment in Skin Needling & Infection Control

Course code: 161-72607V01

This post graduate skin needling course is open to qualified beauty therapists, nurses and advanced skin care professionals who would like to up skill in the area of Skin Needling and infection control. Skin Needling is an ever increasingly popular non ablative skin rejuvenation procedure. This is a great asset for any skin care therapist, who would like to offer advanced treatments using the lastest in technology for skin needling. You will learn how to, Treat skin conditions, including o acne, o pigmentation & o ageing Maintain infection control Wound healing Understanding topical anesthetic Pre and post treatments applications Clinical treatment procedures Home care

Statement of Attainment in Responsible Conduct of Gaming

Course code: 161-30155V01

The Responsible Conduct of Gambling course focuses on harm minimisation requirements, detection of problem gambling, the proper communication with and management of patrons using gaming machines, and ensuring that minors (people under 18 years of age) are not permitted to use the gaming machines. Gaming machines are only allowed in two types of licensed venues: registered clubs and full hotels. If you are working (or planning to work) in a venue that is licensed to keep and operate gaming machines then you will need RCG certification to do any of the following roles: Licensee (of a full hotel) Secretary (of a registered club) Staff whose duty includes any activity involving gaming machines on the premises. This may include but is not limited to staff who patrol or serve in the gaming machine area, or staff who are involved in paying out winnings to patrons. The NSW liquor and gaming machine laws require licensees and staff with gaming machine duties to complete approved training in the Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG).

Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor)

Course code: SIS30315

This qualification reflects the role of instructors who perform a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry. Depending on the specialisation chosen, this qualification provides a pathway to work as an instructor providing exercise instruction for group, aqua or gym programs. They work independently with some level of autonomy in a controlled environment such as fitness, leisure, aquatic and community centres where risks are managed through pre-existing risk assessment and hazard control processes. Individuals who specialise in Aqua Exercise Instruction deliver water-based exercise sessions designed for participation by a group of clients. Sessions may be freestyle, pre-choreographed or circuit style. They also have the skills to rescue a client in distress, and an appropriate level of pool deck fitness and endurance. Individuals who specialise in Group Exercise Instruction deliver exercise sessions designed for participation by a group of clients with a mix of ages/fitness levels. Sessions may be freestyle, pre-choreographed or circuit style. These individuals instruct and demonstrate complete exercise sessions to groups with limited individual interaction. Individuals who specialise in Gym Instruction provide individually tailored client assessments, provide technique correction as needed, and develop and demonstrate programs. They also provide supervision of a facility or service, keep equipment clean, tidy and well maintained, and handle various customer inquiries. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course code: CHC50113

This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff. Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Childrens Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au. ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

TAFE Plus Statement in Fire Awareness Training

Course code: 357-29012V01

In this one day course you will learn basic firefighting skills and undertake firefighting operations within a "hot fire cell" training facility located at Blacktown. You will learn how to wear breathing apparatus and undertake search and rescue within a "hot fire cell"; as well as extinguish gas and flammable liquid fires. This course is suitable if you are: - interested in firefighting as a career; - a firefighter and wish to practice your skills; - working in the building industry; - a fire or safety consultant and wish to experience the hazards and risks of fire. This course will be offered monthly between Monday and Saturday from 9.30am to 3.00pm. A minimum of 10 candidates are required at a cost of $350.00/person. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and of reasonable fitness. Firefighting protective clothing and equipment is provided on the day but you should wear suitable cotton based work clothing and work boots. You will need to bring lunch as there are not many suitable food outlets nearby. This course is not accredited national training, however you will receive a TAFE NSW attendance certificate.

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Course code: CHC33015

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)

Course code: CHC33015

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

Diploma of Leisure and Health

Course code: CHC53415

This qualification reflects the role of workers with responsibility for designing, implementing and evaluating health and leisure activities, and programs for clients in one or more sector areas. Work may be in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres. Workers work under supervision or as sole practitioners and may be required to plan, coordinate and evaluate other workers and work teams within broad but generally well-defined guidelines. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 240 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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What job opportunities could an aged care and nursing course lead to?

An aged care and nursing course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from looking after the elderly to working in a high-pressure, A&E hospital environment.

Qualifications in aged care and nursing can lead to a job as a registered nurse, homecare worker, nurse manager, nursing support worker or a nursing assistant. The average weekly salary for a registered nurse is $1,289.

Whether you're just starting out in your aged care and nursing career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.

TAFE courses in the area include Nursing, Community Services, Veterinary Nursing, Individual Support, Health Services Assistance, Aging Support and Patient Care Practices.