Aged care workers are primarily responsible for providing individualised personal care to older people in aged care homes in order to maintain resident independence and support their quality of living.
Aged care workers may assist with personal care duties such as showering, dressing, feeding, toileting, transport, transfer and general mobility and emotional support. They may also assist with physical care such as checking blood pressure, urinalysis, temperature, pulse, weight, blood glucose monitoring.
The course consists of 14 units of competency: ten core units and four elective units. Elective units will be chosen to reflect the work role and required duties.
CHCAC317A Support older people to maintain their independence
CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people
CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCS411C Work effectively in the community sector
CHCICS301B Provide support to meet personal care needs
CHCICS302B Participate in the implementation of individualised plans
CHCICS303A Support individual health and emotional well being
CHCWHS312A Follow WHS safety procedues for direct care work
CHCPA301B Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
Course delivery and duration
The course will be delivered through face to face delivery or blended delivery. Learners who are new to the industry and are not currently working in this capacity will be requried to participate in a 160 hour work placement in an aged care setting.
Distance learning opportunities may be available to those learners who have difficulties in attending structured learning due to their location.
* Care Assistant
* Personal Care Assistant/Worker
* Assistant in Nursing
* Support Worker
Once the CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care has been successfully completed, participants may wish to undertake a range of Certificate IV or Diploma in Nursing which our Program Coordinators will be happy to discuss.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Funding: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC30212
For further information and enrolment details please contact:
Mercy Health Training Institute
Phone: (03) 9261 2085