Course Start Date
10 Feb 2020
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.
Date: Wednesday, 6 November 2019 Time: 10.00am to 11.00am Location: Wyong Campus, Building C, Level 1, Room 113 Or Date: Tuesday, 10 December 2019 Time: 10.00am to 11.00am Location: Wyong Campus, Building C, Level 1, Room 113 Or Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020 Time: 10.00am to 11.00am Location: Wyong Campus, Building C, Level 1, Room 113
This is a part time course. You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 9.8 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 4.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including:
- Self-directed study
- Assignment preparation
- Revision of skills practice and self reflection
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who: Are able to physically support older clients. This will include tasks such as lifting, bathing, dressing, showering, toileting, facilitating movement etc.
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.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Language, Literacy and Numeracy specialists
- Interpreter services
- Helpdesk and Online Learning Support
- Time with teacher outside of the classroom/ online lecture environment (e.g. sitting with a teacher in the library for support)
- Guidance from Library staff and student support services
- Opportunities to participate in tutoring
- Contact with teachers via email, Skype calls, phone calls, allocated meeting times
- Work Placement Support including helping the student identify and secure a work placement, supportive conversations with a teacher or ESO, debriefing/ mentoring by an Education Support Officer
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)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
This course is currently scheduled on Monday from 9.00am to 3.00pm. 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:
- Appropriate attire - (Black Trousers and enclosed black shoes) must be worn at all times when performing skills in practical room. - You are required to bring your own stationery and a USB.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
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 Recognition
Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.
Find out more about Applying and Enrolling
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|CHCAGE003||Coordinate services for older people|
|CHCAGE004||Implement interventions with older people at risk|
|CHCCCS006||Facilitate individual service planning and delivery|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|CHCAGE002||Implement falls prevention strategies|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships|
|HLTHPS007||Administer and monitor medications|
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