This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.
Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters.
You'll study ageing support topics such as:
To achieve this qualification, students must complete at least 120 hours of work within a Residential Aged Care Facility as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
20 Sep 2019 at 02:00PM AEST
February and July
Full time: 1 year (2 days per week in the first semester of the course and 3 days per week in the second semester of the course). Placement may be up to 5 days per week for 3 weeks to complete mandatory placement hours.
For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page.
After successful completion of our ageing support course, you can apply for a range of aged care employment opportunities in local government, community organisations, and aged care facilities and private nursing homes.
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.
Direct entry with a successful interview
Recognition of Prior Learning is available.
Successful completion will enable you to apply for further studies in related health or community services courses including the Certificate IV in Disability, Certificate IV in Allied Health 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 4
This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments
|Tuition Fee Type||Estimated Annual Fee|
|Gov. Subsidised - Standard||$4,800.00|
|Gov. Subsidised - Concession||$960.00|
|Full Tuition Fee||$15,000.00|
|Service Fees||Estimated Annual Fees|
|Service & Amenities*||$155.00|
|Core Skills Support**||$75.00|
|Annual Material Fees||$270.00|
|Retain Course Items***||$100.00|
You will be required to complete 18 units of competency (15 core units and 3 electives) plus 120 hours of placement
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