If you have a genuine interest in caring for older people then our course in individual support will help you gain essential, person-centred skills and knowledge to care for and support older people living in residential and aged-care facilities.
In this health course, you’ll learn how to provide physical and psycho-social support for older people, including how to:
You’ll understand how to comply with the accreditation requirements in the aged-care sector, and you’ll be ready to deliver outstanding customer service and support to older people.
In studying this course, you will also have the opportunity to undertake work placement with leading industry aged-care providers.
25 Oct 2021 at 02:00PM AEST
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February and July
Full time: 6 months (3 days per week)
Your studies will include a minimum of 120 hours of practical placement in a residential aged care setting.
This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.
For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page.
This course may provide you with aged-care employment opportunities in local government, community organisations and aged-care facilities as well as private nursing homes.
Prior to practical placement you will be required to provide evidence of:
To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.
A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.
Recognition of Prior Learning is available.
Successful completion will enable you to apply for further studies in related health courses including in Certificate IV in Ageing Support, Certificate IV in Disability, Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance or the Diploma of Nursing.
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3
This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments
|Free-TAFE or Job Trainer||Government Subsidised Concession||Government Subsidised Standard||Full Fee|
|Core Skills Support Fee||$83||$83||$83||$83|
|Retain Course Items||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Total Course Estimate||$444||$802||$2,233||$7,970|
|Payable Estimate (at commencement)||$444||$802||$2,233||$7,970|
Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
Completion of 13 units of competency (7 core and 6 electives).
In addition, you must complete at least 120 hours of work placement which is organised by your Placement Coordinator. This requirement takes place at the end of your course.
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