Learn how to care and support elderly people in low and high care aged facilities.
You will learn how to communicate with clients and provide physical and sociological support along with how to treat people with dementia, provide personal care for clients, and work with culturally diverse clients and co-workers.You will also learn how to comply with information requirements in aged and community care sectors and apply basic first aid.
This course includes all units for the Certificate III in Home and Community Care to give you a dual qualification on successful completion.
This course may provide you with aged care employment opportunities in local government, community organisations and aged care facilities and private nursing homes.
You will have the opportunity for direct entry into health-related courses such as the Diploma in Nursing (Enrolled Division 2 Nursing), Certificate IV in Disability Work or the Diploma in Leisure and Health and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistant.
International Students Certificate IV in Disability Work and the Diploma in Leisure and Health are currently not offered to international students.
Full time applicants must have:
Direct entry - January, April and July. Download and complete the Box Hill Institute Application Form to apply for study in 2013.
All applicants must attend an information session which is approximately 1.5 hours in duration (dates below). Please go to the reception area, Level 3, Building E3 located at 465 Elgar Road Box Hill. If you have any further questions contact Health and Community Services on 9286 9106.
Upcoming information sessions:
Please bring a black or blue pen and a form of identification such as driver's licence, passport or health care card.
This course is subject to Government subsidy for eligible students. Complete the eligibility survey now to see if you will receive government assistance for this course. If you are not eligible for government subsidy, the full fee will apply.
Full Fee - contact the Institute.If you are an employer seeking training for groups of employees, contact the Institute for a customised package.
Advanced Standing is approved recognition of prior learning that is displayed as an Exemption (EX) on the student’s academic record. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC) takes into account the knowledge and skills you’ve already gained through your previous education and work. This may be through formal or informal training, paid or unpaid work experience, and can earn you credit if relevant to your chosen course.
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required by workers within their designated role and responsibilities to support or assist a client with their personal care needs within the framework of an individualised care support plan.
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to provide support for people to sustain quality of life according to individualised plans.
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required by the worker to support a client’s health and emotional well being.
This unit is specifically designed to cater for safety aspects of work involving delivery of services in aged care, home and community care and disability services.
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required by the worker to support the older person to maintain their independence with activities of living.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by the worker to perform work that reflects understanding of the structure and profile of the residential aged care sector, the home and community sector and key issues facing older people in the community.
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to provide support to clients with dementia in a variety of settings including family homes, community day settings and residential care.
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a community work or service delivery setting with communities, clients, carers, staff, visitors, suppliers and others to meet established work requirements.
This unit describes the awareness, knowledge, skills and values required of a worker in contributing to the care of clients with life-limiting illness and/or normal ageing process within a palliative approach.
This unit of competency describes the basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology required to recognise body systems and their components and to identify and refer alterations associated with the functioning of the human body in the context of health care work.
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required as an introduction to working and communicating with people with a disability.
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to work effectively with members of families or other non-paid support people e.g. friends and carers, to support quality of life for their family member who is aged or has a disability.
This unit deals with the cultural awareness required for effective communication and cooperation with persons of diverse cultures