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PROGRAMS

AGED CARE WORKER

CERTIFICATE III & IV

Like Australia, most countries are facing an ageing population and are seeking solutions to cope with the care of their elderly. Our Aged Care Worker program provides students with skills to use a person-centered approach to assist with personal care, by using their clients’ individual care plans, promoting a healthy lifestyle, and supporting their emotional wellbeing.

CAMPUS LOCATIONS

Melbourne and Sydney

MULTIPLE QUALIFICATIONS ACHIEVED

CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support

ONSITE SIMULATION LABS

Undertake practical lessons in our purpose-built classrooms, fitted with hospital beds and equipment for an in-depth learning experience.

EXTENDED STUDY DURATION

62 weeks (Full-time training and assessment)

5 Terms x 10 weeks

Blended In-Class and Online Delivery

A combination of in-class learning (20 hours per week) + a mix of online supervised study (6 hours per week) and self-directed study

Nationally Recognised Courses

The program consists of two nationally recognised qualifications that are recognised across Australia

JOB OUTCOMES

After completing the Aged Care Worker program with ALG, you will be well qualified for wide range of careers in the industry

Personal Care Assistant

Aged Care Worker

Residential Care Worker

Accommodation Support Worker

Assisting in Nursing

In-home Respite Worker

Aged Care Team Leader

Home Care Team Leader

Community Care Centre Team Leader

Expected weekly pay*

*According to JobOutlook

AGED CARE WORKER PROGRAM

Overview

The Aged Care Worker program will develop you into a well-rounded Aged Care Worker through the completion of two nationally recognised qualifications.

Looking after an elderly person requires a caring supportive and patient nature so that you can establish a trust and good relationship with your client.

Our Aged Care Worker program delivery is a great combination ‘hands-on’ training in a simulation lab and up-to-date theory study in the classroom. This practical approach to training, along with work placement will make sure that our graduates are job-ready and able to excel in their chosen careers.

By completing this aged care program you will build a foundation for supervising other support workers, advocating for the elderly within a caring and legal and ethical framework.

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

National Course Code | CHC33015
CRICOS Course Code | 095782A

If you are looking for a rewarding career, then consider working with the elderly as an aged care worker. You will learn how to use a person centred approach while taking care of those that need assistance with their daily living. You will follow their individual care plans to assist with their personal care, emotional wellbeing and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

National Course Code | CHC43015
CRICOS Course Code | 095783M

Ideally you will be working in aged care services so that you can build on the skills learnt in the Certificate III in Individual Support. This qualification will allow you to advance in your career in aged care, by preparing you to support elderly clients in specialised tasks and functions but also in a variety of settings.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

COURSE FEES

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MODULES

Individualised Support

Working in Aged Care

Coordinating and Managing Aged Care

Work Placement

UNITS OF COMPETENCY

Click here to download the Units of Competency for Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

Click here to download the Units of Competency for Certificate IV in Ageing Support

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The learner group for this qualification are people wishing to gain a qualification in order to work as a support worker in aged care, home and community care. The learner group are those who require a structured, classroom based program with significant practical experience.

This is an entry level course and no previous skills or experience are necessary. The course is also suitable for learners who have professional qualifications in health or community services and are seeking a qualification that will give them practical skills to work in aged care sectors.

Entrants must have:

  • Successfully completed the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) online test. Please note that if you are applying for more than one course with us, you will only need to complete the LLN online test once. Students returning to studies at ALG after a significant gap may be required to complete the LLN online test at the discretion of ALG. For more details on how to complete the online test, please refer to 8.Appendix_Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) Requirements Factsheet.The purpose of the LLN online test is to ensure that you have the LLN skills needed to undertake your course. It will also show how we can assist you in any areas where you may need help while studying with us.
  • Sufficient level of English proficiency in order to interact with and document client interactions, interpret documents, learner guides and assessment tools, prepare written reports and plans. For more information, please view our English Requirements Factsheet.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and manage professional networks and client relationships with clients of various ages and backgrounds.

Academic Entry Requirements

  • Year 10 or equivalent and above.

The learners’ physical attributes may influence their ability to complete the training and assessment. Assessment and training requires students to be physically capable of performing personal care for adults, lifting and cleaning.

Students need to be able to relate to older adults, and their families, have a keen interest to assist these clients to live life to the fullest, always maintaining dignity and respect. Students must have good problem solving skills, sound literacy and numeracy skills, be enthusiastic, tactful, patient and have a sense of humour.

The course is aimed at students 18 years of age and over.

TIMETABLE

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