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Aged care is a fulfilling and challenging career with high employment prospects, especially due to a shortage of skilled staff. During your studies, you will develop your interpersonal skills and learn through a combination of lectures, talks and visits from guest speakers, and gain practical experience as you embark on a supervised work placement in an aged care organisation. You will learn how to provide direct care to clients who are unable to care for themselves due to ill health or disability, and gain a better understanding of age related illnesses and how to manage them. 

We also offer dual qualifications in partnership with Hall and Prior Health and Aged Care Group, combining CHC33015 AA66 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) with HLT33115 AA72 Certificate III in Health Service Assistance (Acute Care). For more information, please see our flyer.

 

What others have to say

Brightwater.pngPartnering with North Metropolitan TAFE using  a new clinical model in the Certificate lll Individual Support – Ageing qualification has allowed us to increase the amount of placements we offer.  Brightwater’s dedicated team of support staff work closely with North Metropolitan TAFE students throughout their training to develop their job ready skills.  By the completion of their studies some students form an integral part of the team and have been offered employment which has benefited both parties.
 
Manager, Strategic Learning & Growth

What type of course are you looking for?
National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
CHC43015 AWM9 Ageing Support
Certificate IV Employer-based
Mount Lawley
TAFEADM, AWM9, CHC43015, TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000007, Aged Care, J000000, J000004, care facility, old people, nursing home, residential facility, client care, planning, residential care officer, Personal Care Worker, Personal Care Giver, Personal Care Assistant, Community Program Coordinator, Care Supervisor, Care Team Leader, Day Activity Worker

lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Are you passionate about improving your service delivery to your Aged Care clients? Are you looking for a career boost?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Ageing Support you will be ready to work in the Aged Care workplace in a more informed and confident manner and provide excellent care for your clients. This qualification will provide you with an excellent understanding of consumer directed care and will allow you to provide better services to your clients and the organisations you work for.

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support includes a supervised work placement, where you will be able to apply your training, therefore working in the industry is desirable.

Gain these skills
  • Advanced client care and planning
  • Navigate legal and ethical considerations in an Aged Care workplace
  • An increased knowledge of falls prevention and other complex health issues
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Supportive and care nature
  • Patient, flexible and understanding
  • Able to accept responsibility
  • Able to develop and lead teams
  • Committed to the rights of the elderly and people with a disability to live dignified lives
AE161 COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set (Fee Free)
Infection control
Skill sets
Free
Skill set On campus
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Mount Lawley
aged care, carer, covid19, coronavirus, disability, infection, manual tasks, support, health, community, ain,

This skill set is free for everyone

This COVID-19 Direct Care skill set was developed in consultation with WA employers in the aged care and disability services sectors and the Community Services, Health and Education Training Council. It contains three units of competency chosen to get you job ready for entry-level employment.

  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 
  • HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely 
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs 
EAB46 Clinical Care for Aged Care Workers Skill Set
Skill set On campus
Mount Lawley
Aged care, carer, Assistant in nursing, AIN, clinical, health needs, medication,

Gain the skills you need to equip you to provide a high level of care in the aged care sector

The Aged Care Standards highlight the importance of providing safe clinical care to residents with a focus on recognising individual client needs and assessing and reporting changes in a resident's condition. This skill set has been established to provide you with additional clinical skills and assessment skills if you are working within the aged care sector.

Residents within the aged care sector have increasingly complex health care needs and higher acuity levels. The skills gained from this skill set will enable you to work with and support the Registered Nurse in the assessment of clients and delivery of clinical care.  The units have a focus on medication and recognising and reporting signs of deterioration in clients.

    This skill set is most suited to those working within the aged care sector.

    Gain these skills
    • Medication competency
    • A range of Clinical Assessment skills
    • Documentation and reporting requirements
    • Recognising and reporting signs of deterioration in clients

     

    CHCSS00095 AD313 Dementia Support - Service Delivery Skill Set
    Skill set On campus
    Mount Lawley
    AWM9, Education and Community Services, Aged Care, care facility, old people, nursing home, residential facility, client care, planning, residential care officer, Personal Care Worker, Personal Care Giver, Personal Care Assistant, Community Program Coordinator, Care Supervisor, Care Team Leader, Day Activity Worker, dementia

    Support people with dementia

    This skill set is most suited to those who are wanting to build on their knowledge and skills to support clients with dementia.  If you are working in the aged and/or community care environment this is a great opportunity to develop your skills and provide a mentoring/leadership role in dementia care and management in your organisation.

    North Metro TAFE has strong industry relationships and a great team of current and engaging lecturers to support you through your learning journey.

    Delivery is a mix of online and on campus practical laboratory and simulated assessment sessions. Online learning will be supported by collaboration sessions and you will be required to attend our Mt Lawley campus on three days.

    Successful completion of this skill set will provide you with credit towards CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support.

    Gain these skills
    • Strategies to support clients with dementia
    • Manage behaviour of clients with dementia
    • Support clients in the community.
    Is this course right for me?

    This skill set is recommended for those that are working in the aged and community services sector.

     

    AE116 Entry into Care Roles Skill Set
    Free
    Infection control
    Skill sets
    Skill set On campus
    Mount Lawley
    Covid19, Coronavirus, infection, illness, aged care, disability, community, healthcare, carer, nurses aid, ain, orderly, patient care, free

    This skill set is free for everyone

    The CHCSS00114 Entry Into Care Roles skill set addresses the skills and knowledge required to provide entry level support and basic client care for a range of roles and purposes within the aged care and disability support sectors.

    The support provided in client care will be predominantly non-direct. The skill set is comprised of the following units.

    • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
    • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    EAB72 Food Safety for Ancillary Aged and Personal Care Staff Skill Set
    Skill set On campus
    Mount Lawley
    Aged Care, carer, food handling, cook, food safety, chef, meal delivery, hospital worker, orderly, ain,

    The COVID19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of building the capacity and understanding of the workforce across a range of areas.

    This skill set has been developed to promote safe food practices, infection prevention, and control and safe manual handling measures. These measures will assist in providing a safe environment and hygiene practices when preparing, handling, serving and assisting  with meals. Ancillary aged care and personal care staff including cooks, and chefs as well as staff involved in meal delivery and assisting clients with their meals will benefit from this food handling skill set.

    You'll gain the following skills:

    • Undertake manual tasks safely
    • Identify infection hazards and assess risks, including using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) effectively to prevent the spread and transmission of infection
    • Create a safe work environment
    • Understand and implement safe food practices

     

     

    AD126 High Support and Complex Care - Aged Care
    Skill set On campus
    Mount Lawley

    Provide high level care and support in an aged care setting

    Residents within the aged care sector have increasingly complex health care needs and higher acuity levels.  This increases the level of support and care needs of residents.  You'll gain additional skills to assess and identify the care needs of residents.  Understanding the importance of risk factors and potential impact on a resident is a key component to this skill set, along with methods to minimize and monitor interventions.  You'll also learn strategies to support residents' palliative care needs and medications competency.

    This skill set is best suited for those working within the aged care or disability sectors.

    Gain these skills
    • Identifying and assessing risk
    • Supporting complex needs of residents
    • Palliative care
    • Medication competency

     

    CHC33015 AA66 Individual Support (Ageing)
    Half price
    Certificate III On campus
    Balga
    Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
    Midland
    Mount Lawley
    TAFEADM, ageing, aging, TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000007, Aged Care, nursing, aa66, chc33015, J000000, J000004, dementia, Alzheimer, aged carer, personal care worker, personal carer, In Home Respite Worker, Care Service Employee, care Assistant, Care Worker, residential Care Worker, Residential Support Worker, Residential Aide, Home Care Assistant

    lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

    Learn how to empower and support the independence of our elders needing care and join one of Australia's fastest growing industries

    When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) you will be ready to start a rewarding career providing direct care to clients in residential, home and community settings.

    There are two different industry placement options available to those studying this Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), you have the option of either:

    Brightwater partnership program
    • Attending classes for 3 days per week for 15 weeks followed by a 4 week industry placement, or
    • At our Mt Lawley campus we also offer a partnership program with Brightwater where you attend classes for 4 days per week over the first 5 weeks followed by 2 days a week industry placement plus 1 day attending classes.
    Dual qualification in partnership with Hall and Prior Health and Aged Care Group

    North Metropolitan TAFE will also be offering a dual qualification in partnership with Hall and Prior Health and Aged Care Group, combining this certificate with HLT33115 AA72 Certificate III in Health Service Assistance (Acute Care).

    This dual qualification program will run over 7 months with attendance as follows:

    • For the first 4 weeks you will need to attend classes at Mt Lawley campus over 4 days per week
    • Each week from week 4 through to week 27 you will complete 2 days per week of work placement at a Hall and Prior facility plus 1 day per week of classes at Mt Lawley campus
    • Online learning of 1 day per week including online assessment will also be required.

    For more information view our flyer.

     

    Aged Care Workers provide personal, physical and emotional support to older people who require assistance with daily living. When you provide support to older people you are able to make a tremendous difference to their quality of life and achieve real personal satisfaction through your work. Aged care work is rewarding in itself and provides the opportunity to meet a wide variety of older people.

    Gain these skills
    • Empower or re-enable older people
    • Work with people from different cultures
    • Work and build relationships within a small team
    • Implement effective communication strategies
    • Learn the effects of dementia and the management of any related changes
    Is this course right for me?
    • Enjoy providing quality support for people who are frail aged or living with disabilities
    • Empathetic with a strong sense of compassion and respect for individuals
    • Patient, discrete and committed to the rights of elderly people
    • Calm disposition and loving attitude
    • Reliable, motivated and flexible
    • Good time management skills
    What others have to say

    Brightwater.pngPartnering with North Metropolitan TAFE using  a new clinical model in the Certificate lll Individual Support - Ageing qualification has allowed us to increase the amount of placements we offer.  Brightwater's dedicated team of support staff work closely with North Metropolitan TAFE students throughout their training to develop their job ready skills.  By the completion of their studies some students form an integral part of the team and have been offered employment which has benefited both parties.
     
    Manager, Strategic Learning & Growth

    CHC33015 AA68 Individual Support (Home and Community)
    Half price
    Certificate III On campus
    Mount Lawley
    TAFE04, community services, S000000, S000007, education, disability, ability, home, nursing, aa68, chc33015, J000000, J000004, personal care worker, personal carer, In Home Respite Worker, Home Care Assistant, Care Assistant, Care Worker, Care Service Employee, Residential Aide, Residential Care Worker, Residential Support Worker, Accommodation Support Worker, Planned Activity Assistant, Community Care Worker, Community House Worker, Food Services Deliverer, Transport Support Worker, Field Officer (Community Services)

    lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

    Make a positive difference to people's lives

    In this course, you will learn how to provide direct care to clients who are unable to care for themselves due to ill health or disability in a community setting. You'll gain an insight into the aged care and home and community care sector and undertake a supervised work placement where you get to put your skills into practice.

    All of our Home and Community Care qualifications can be completed in the workplace. This means you get the most relevant skills and the opportunity to form industry contacts.

    Gain these skills
    • Provide individualised support
    • Recognise healthy body systems
    • Support independence and wellbeing
    • Work legally and ethically
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Passionate in providing care
    • Initiative, enthusiasm and happy attitude
    • Strong sense of professional boundaries and integrity
    • Cultural awareness
    • Able to work without direct supervision
    • Able to communicate well and build relationships with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds
    CHCSS00080 AD168 Induction to Leisure and Health
    Skill set On campus
    Mount Lawley

     

    lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

    There is an ongoing skill shortage in Community Services — employment prospects are high

    The Aged Care Standards highlight the importance of residents being engaged in social and physical activities to support physical, mental and social wellbeing.  The leisure and health skill sets provides those wanting to support clients in these areas with the knowledge and skills to develop and deliver engaging programs for clients and to monitor the effectiveness of these. This skill set is most suited for those that are working in the ageing and disability sector and want to expand upon their current role or move into a different area.  

    Gain these skills
    • Developing activities to keep clients engaged and motivated
    • Designing programs to suit individual client needs
    HLTSS00064 AE112 Infection control Skill Set
    Free
    Infection control
    Online
    Skill sets
    Skill set Online
    Mount Lawley
    Infection, cleaning, health, COVID, COVID-19, coronavirus, pandemic, emergency, free, skills ready, virus,

    Protect yourself and others in the community from infectious diseases

    The pandemic has highlighted the importance of building the capacity and understanding of the workforce to practice safe infection control procedures. This skill set will provide you with the skills and knowledge to assist in protecting yourself and others in the community from infectious diseases. 

    You will understand how infections are spread, ways of preventing the spread of infection and how to protect yourself and others from infection.  It is most suited for those that are working in the health care sector, or those that would like to acquire a new skill before returning to employment.

    This online course allows you to undertake studies within your own timeframe. You will receive a short induction and ongoing support from your lecturer. Once you have completed the online study component you will be required to book into a four hour practical lab session at our Mount Lawley campus where you will practice skills and undertake a workplace assessment.

    Gain these skills
    • Identify infection hazards and assess risks
    • Using personal protective equipment safely
    • How to prevent the spread and transmission of infection
    • Maintaining a clean work environment

     

    52841WA AB64 Introduction to Aged Care (Aged Care Pre-traineeship)
    Half price
    Certificate II On campus
    Mount Lawley
    52841WA-AB64, 52841WA, AB64, aged care, carer, aged care support worker, old peoples home, aged care facility, ageing, old,

    lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

    Pathway to the fast-growing Aged Care sector

    Are you looking for a pathway to further study or employment as an Aged Care Worker?

    North Metropolitan TAFE is giving you the opportunity to complete a Certificate II Introduction to Aged Care (Aged Care Pre-Traineeship) whilst participating in a work placement with one of our industry partners Brightwater, Juniper and Southern Cross Care.

    The program will give you an introduction to the job role, help you confirm if the career is right for you, and increase your chances of continuing onto further study or employment within the industry.

    Aged Care Workers provide personal, physical and emotional support to older people who require assistance with daily living. When you provide support to older people you are able to make a tremendous difference to their quality of life and achieve real personal satisfaction through your work. Aged care work is rewarding in itself and provides the opportunity to meet a wide variety of older people.

    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes

    • A caring and supportive attitude
    • Patience, discretion and a high level of professionalism
    • Good communications skills
    • Commitment to the rights of elderly people

     

    After you have successfully completed this program you'll be eligible to study CHC33015 AA66 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

    This course is only offered in Semester 1. To register your interest in the Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care (Aged Care Pre-Traineeship), you need to complete the Course Enquiry form below or for more details contact:
    E  pachealth@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

    CHC43415 AWL2 Leisure and Health
    Certificate IV On campus
    Mount Lawley
    TAFE04, S000000, Aged Care, J000001, Fitness, S000007, recreation, activities, day centre worker, recreational officer, diversional therapy assistant, health, leisure, social, disability, Diversional Therapy Assistant, activities Assistant, Leisure Support Officer, Community Leisure Officer, Community Recreation Activity Assistant, Day Centre Worker, Day Support Disability Officer, Diversional Recreational Therapist, Activities Coordinator, Activities Officer, recreation Officer, Recreational Activities Officer, Weekend Recreational Activities Officer

    Get the skills to make a difference to people's lives

    In this course you will learn how to design, implement and evaluate health and leisure activities for clients across the community services sector. You may work with clients who are aged, who have disabilities or those who present with the need for additional support in the leisure/social/recreation area.

    Work may be undertaken in residential facilities and/ or in community agencies and day centres. Workers may be under professional supervision within defined organisational guidelines or be sole practitioners and some may be responsible for other workers.

    Gain these skills
    • Plan, implement and monitor individual and group activities for a range of clients
    • Support the independence and well-being of clients
    • Follow safe work practices
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Enjoy helping and interacting with people 
    • Interested in leisure and recreation as a way of promoting wellbeing
    • Sensitive to the needs of a wide range of individuals
    • Strong organisational and time-management skills
    • Strong communication and comfortable relating to a variety of people, including the elderly and those with a disability
    EAB47 Meeting Consumer Dignity of Risk Needs in Aged Care Skill Set
    Skill set On campus
    Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
    Aged care, medication, palliative care, residential care,

    Enhance your aged care clinical and assessment skills

    If you have completed a Certificate III or higher in the aged care sector, to provide direct client care or support, you can improve your knowledge by doing this skill set.

    The Aged Care Standards highlight the importance of people in aged care settings having the right to choose what they do and how they live, despite the fact that these lifestyle choices may come with risk. You'll learn how to understand the risks involved and help to support those in your care with the choices they make.

    You'll be provided with a range of scenarios to work through.

    Gain these skills
    • Understanding dignity of risk
    • Supporting clients with their lifestyle choices
    AE144 Provide Individual Support Skill Set
    Skill sets
    Skill set On campus
    Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
    Mount Lawley
    individual, support, health, disability, care, aged, mental, aboriginal, torres strait islander, youth, work

    Many individuals require support services to help them live an independent and fulfilling life — including people with physical or intellectual disability, older people, and vulnerable members of the community.

    This is highly rewarding work, but employers look for people who are job ready with basic skills and knowledge for entry level roles in one-on-one or group support settings, or for administrative role in a care facility. With the Provide Individual Support skill set, that will be you! You'll learn about following a client's individual care or support plan to meet their personal support needs, how to comply with personal hygiene standards, maintain food safety, contribute to the cleanliness of food handling areas and dispose of food appropriately, prepare for and provide medication assistance and complete medication documentation, supporting a client to self-administer medication, safe work practices for the health and safety of yourself and your clients, and how to recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks and complete those tasks in a safe manner.

    AE156 Provide Individual Support Skill Set (Fee Free)
    Free
    Skill sets
    Skill set On campus
    Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
    Mount Lawley
    individual, support, health, disability, care, aged, mental, aboriginal, torres strait islander, youth, work

    Many individuals require support services to help them live an independent and fulfilling life — including people with physical or intellectual disability, older people, and vulnerable members of the community.

    This is highly rewarding work, but employers look for people who are job ready with basic skills and knowledge for entry level roles in one-on-one or group support settings, or for administrative role in a care facility. With the Provide Individual Support skill set, that will be you! You'll learn about following a client's individual care or support plan to meet their personal support needs, how to comply with personal hygiene standards, maintain food safety, contribute to the cleanliness of food handling areas and dispose of food appropriately, prepare for and provide medication assistance and complete medication documentation, supporting a client to self-administer medication, safe work practices for the health and safety of yourself and your clients, and how to recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks and complete those tasks in a safe manner.

    AE143 Work in Community Care Skill Set
    Skill sets
    Skill set On campus
    Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
    Mount Lawley
    community, individual, support, skill set, health, services, ageing, youth, allied, nursing, aged care, carer, assistant nurse,

    There's many job opportunities in the field of community care, which includes health care support and specialist areas such as social support.

    The Work in Community Care skill set will give you a great starting point to get into the industry, as it covers important areas such as first aid, communicating with diverse people, and customer service in a community care setting. You'll also learn to follow organisational infection prevention and control policies and procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks to ensure you're working COVID-safe. You'll be job ready, knowing how to provide a first aid response to a casualty in a range of situations,· greet clients and exchange routine information to provide a triage service, work respectfully with people from diverse social backgrounds and demonstrate cultural sensitivity, communicate effectively with clients, colleagues and management, and use workplace technology.

    AE155 Work in Community Care Skill Set (Fee Free)
    Free
    Skill sets
    Skill set On campus
    Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
    Mount Lawley
    community, individual, support, skill set, health, services, ageing, youth, allied, nursing

    There's many job opportunities in the field of community care, which includes health care support and specialist areas such as social support.

    The Work in Community Care skill set will give you a great starting point to get into the industry, as it covers important areas such as first aid, communicating with diverse people, and customer service in a community care setting. You'll also learn to follow organisational infection prevention and control policies and procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks to ensure you're working COVID-safe. You'll be job ready, knowing how to provide a first aid response to a casualty in a range of situations,· greet clients and exchange routine information to provide a triage service, work respectfully with people from diverse social backgrounds and demonstrate cultural sensitivity, communicate effectively with clients, colleagues and management, and use workplace technology.

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