Course Start Date
20 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
Lead from the front as an aged care team leader with the nationally accredited Certificate IV in Ageing Support. 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.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn:
- The principles of person centred care and strengths based practice
- To advocate for the interests and rights of your clients
- How to coordinate services and interventions
- To deliver care services to palliative clients and clients with dementia
- The foundations of great leadership
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the qualities that will help you get ahead in this field:
- Empathy and patience
- Great organisation and time management
- Effectively manage and resolve conflict
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will provide you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at the minimum requirement to move into leadership role
Go onto work in roles such as:
- Aged care team leader
- Home care support worker
- Community care worker
- Aged care worker
- Home care planner
- Direct care worker
GROW YOUR CAREER
This course provides great pathways to further study:
- Diploma of Nursing
- Diploma of Community Services
- Diploma of Mental Health
Or, go onto to a degree in the future:
- Bachelor of Community Services through TAFE NSW
- Bachelor of Nursing
- Bachelor of Gerontology
- Bachelor of Human Services
The demand for personal care workers is growing.
Aged and disabled care jobs are projected to increase by 69,200 places, while nursing support and personal care worker jobs are projected to increase by over 11,400 over the five years to 2023.
It is expected that this sector will be launched into rapid change and growth based on the findings and recommendations of the recent Royal Commission into Aged Care.
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
|Monday, 22 June 2020||10:00am to 12:00pm||St Leonards, Cameraygal Building, Level 3, Room J.3.11 or Join Information Session Here|
|Wednesday, 1 July 2020||10:00am to 12:00pm||St Leonards, Cameraygal Building, Level 3, Room J.3.11 or Join Information Session Here|
|Tuesday, 14 July 2020||10:00am to 12:00pm||St Leonards, Cameraygal Building, Level 3, Room J.3.11 or Join Information Session Here|
|Tuesday, 14 July 2020||5:00pm to 7:00pm||St Leonards, Cameraygal Building, Level 3, Room J.3.11 or Join Information Session Here|
This is a full time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 20 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 1 year.
You may also be required to complete approximately 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Private study, Moodle, textbook, online videos, assignment preparation.
** IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU? **
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.
Must have completed Cert III Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) .
There are no specific entry requirements for this course but there is a screening literacy and numeracy assessment. All students will be required to complete an online enrolment. Each student will be required to complete 120 hours of practical experience in an accredited Aged Care facility.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 3:30pm, plus one day flexible delivery. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
TAFE NSW Individual support in Australia Ageing Disability Home and community care, VETRes, Australia
TAFE NSW First Aid textbook, 8th Ed. VETRes, Australia
TAFE NSW Study Guide Individual support in Australia Ageing Disability Home and community care, VETRes, Australia
National Criminal Record Check
Vaccinations as required cost due to individual circumstance
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Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW RecognitionIncidental Cost
- Student Association - $20.00
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCCCS006||Facilitate individual service planning and delivery|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|CHCAGE003||Coordinate services for older people|
|CHCAGE004||Implement interventions with older people at risk|
|CHCAGE002||Implement falls prevention strategies|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|HLTHPS006||Assist clients with medication|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
213 Pacific Highway, St Leonards
Phone 131 601
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