Tutor: Penny Pearce
Specialising in ageing, home and community care, this program provides a nationally recognised qualification providing graduates with a broad range of employment opportunities in the aged, home and community sectors. Successful completion will allow you to work as a Personal Care Assistant (PCA), Residential Support Worker, Home Carer to name a few.
The course is delivered in the classroom over a period of approximately 16 weeks, 2 days per week (Tuesdays and Fridays), 9.30am – 2.30pm. There is also a 120 hour work placement component to the course, which is arranged for you and supported by your facilitator.
The next course will commence on the 23rd July.
This qualification addresses work primarily in residential facilities under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans.
- Carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people in an aged care setting
- Carry out activities related to an individualised plan
- Report directly to a supervisor and are not responsible for other workers.
Occupational titles may include:
- Accommodation support worker
- Assistant in nursing
- Care assistant
- Care service employees
- Care worker
- Community care worker
- Community house worker
- Community support worker
- Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions)
- Field officer
- Home care assistant
- In-home respite worker
- Nursing assistant
- Personal care assistant
- Personal care giver
- Personal care worker
- Support worker
Training is delivered through face to face, in the training room, as well as through work experience, giving students a great foundation in the skills and knowledge which are required to work within this field.
Prospective students need to be aware that a clinical placement in a public or private facility is part of this course, and you will be required to undergo occupational screening. Your teachers will give you further advice.
READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT – work placements will only occur after face to face student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Participation in work placement can be done on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday of any week during the training. There is no availability for placement on weekends or evening. Placement hours are 6.30 – 2.30 in most cases. Placement shirts are supplied by the college.
Your teacher can provide further information.
Pre-requisite: ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.
If you are over 18 you will be required to undertake a National Criminal Record Check. Visit:
http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/online_services/criminal_history_check criminal records section
If you are interested in enrolling for this course please call the College on 4984 1011 and register your interest.
Cost: $2,500.00 or Government funded if eligible
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government for those who satisfy the eligibility criteria.
For more information about Smart and Skilled funding go to the website, smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au