This course is a Nationally Recognised qualification and is the first step in gaining the skills to work effectively as a care worker in a residential aged care facility, or as a home and community care worker.
You can access this course by direct entry but it would also be suitable for you if you have some experience and need to formalise your qualifications.
This is an exciting course delivered by experienced industry experts in a supportive and encouraging culture.
This qualification is delivered in the classroom. In addition to classroom training 120 hours of practical placement in an aged care environment is required.
Our qualified trainer will visit you on-site at your placement to observe and assess this course.
Commences: 12th February 2020
Times: 9:oo am to 3:00 pm
Final face to face class: 14th October 2020
Completion: 10th February 2021
People with disabilities are encouraged to apply
Aged care is an extremely rewarding field to work in and on completion of the course you will be able to provide physical and social support to individuals in a variety of aged care settings, including hostels, nursing homes and home and community care settings.
Recognition of prior learning
Participants wishing to apply for RPL will need to discuss it at the Pre-Training Review with the CEO.
Units of Competency
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence & well being
CHCCOM005 Communicate & work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
CHCPAL011 Deliver care services using a palliative approachHLTAID003 Provide first aid
To gain the qualification all units must be completed. For partial completion, a Statement of Attainment will be issued.
Nationally Recognised Training at the Laurels Education and Training is delivered with funding made available by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments.
- Attend all face-to-face classes
- Complete out of class work – average of 4 to 6 hours per week of self-paced learning including completion of assignments, research and assessments
- Complete 120 hours of practical placement