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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. 

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
CHC43015 AWM9 Ageing Support Certificate IV Employer-based
Mount Lawley
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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
EAB63 COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set Skill set On campus
Midland
Mount Lawley

Infection prevention and control skills

In response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, there is an urgent demand for aged and disability workers trained in providing safe personal care and support. These skills have never been more important for those working or looking to work in the health and community services sectors.

The current situation may have you feeling like you need to refresh your skills so you can confidently protect yourself and your clients whilst providing support and care. This skill set will give you the training you need to update or develop your infection prevention and control skills.

Delivered through a mix of both online virtual classrooms and on-campus study, this course will give vital skills to existing health, aged and disability worker, along with those looking to start a career in these industries.

You will gain the skills you need to deliver care and support, utilise infection control measures and safe manual handling techniques.

You'll complete three nationally accredited units:
• HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures;
• HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely; and
• CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

If you are taking your first steps on the pathway to a career in a health care setting, completion of this skill set can also help you on your way to gaining a Certificate III in Individual Support.

For more information please contact Catherine.Catanach@nmtafe.wa.edu.au or 9427 3839

CHC33015 AA66 Individual Support (Ageing) Certificate III On campus
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Midland
Mount Lawley
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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) Certificate III On campus
Mount Lawley
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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
52841WA AB64 Introduction to Aged Care (Aged Care Pre-traineeship) Certificate II On campus
Mount Lawley
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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).

 

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
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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

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