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.
After completing this qualification, individuals may undertake further studies in: HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
Job titles may include:
The mode of study includes:
Note: The work placement will be organised by the College at the approved Aged Care facilities where the College has an agreement with.
Assessment methods include written tests, projects, case study, third party reports in logbook and observations in the workplace.
A learner may be able to apply for RPL if they have gained competency from work, other programs, courses, life experience or training provided at work that is relevant to the course. The College recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations.
Applicants with no formal qualifications and who are commencing within or have experience with older persons within a Community Services industry may also be considered for entry into the course.
Before commencing work placement, learners are required to provide:
Applicants must be physically capable of doing general lifting and be prepared to be on their feet for long stretches of time.
|Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
|Facilitate the empowerment of older people
|Coordinate services for older people
|Implement interventions with older people at risk
|Provide support to people living with dementia
|Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
|Meet personal support needs
|Support independence and well being
|Support relationships with carers and families
|Work with diverse people
|Manage legal and ethical compliance
|Deliver care services using a palliative approach
|Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
|Recognise healthy body systems
|Follow safe work practices for direct client care
|Use communication to build relationships
|Provide loss and grief support
|Follow basic food safety practices
*Elective units have been selected by the College in consultation with industry experts.
|Training Product Status
|Training Product Release Date
|8 December 2015