Aged Care and Community Services
For those who want to work in Aged Care and Community Services.
The aim of this course is to prepare the student entering the healthcare workforce to safely and effectively work with people in community and residential care facilities. This qualification equips the student to undertake personal care and/or other activities of daily living. Upon successful completion of this training, you will be qualified as a Personal Care Attendant.
The aim of this course is to prepare the student entering the healthcare workforce to safely and effectively work with people who need assistance in community and residential aged care facilities.
This course can also be undertaken as an upskill program for those already with a Cert III or working as Personal Care Workers. You are able to enrol in one or more of our specialised units click on Related Courses tab for more details.
We can also run this at your work site for you (if there are a group of you) Please enquire with Student Services and/or the course coordinator.
Minimum age 18 years with a minimum of Year 10 or equivalent
Attendance at a Mayfield Education information session and interview; These dates are to be advised.
Police check and immunisation status required prior to work placement.
Pre course assessment in English language, literacy and numeracy including Computer skills to utilise Mayfield online learning resources.
Students must have access to a computer and internet to complete blended learning.
- CHCCOM005-Communicate and work in health or community services
- CHCDIV001-Work with diverse people
- CHCLEG001-Work legally and ethically
- HLTAAP001-Recognise healthy body systems
- CHCCCS015-Provide individualised support
- HLTWHS002-Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- CHCCCS023-Support independence and well being
- CHCAGE001-Facilitate the empowerment of older people
- CHCAGE002-Implement falls prevention strategies
- CHCAGE005-Provide support to people living with dementia
- CHCCCS011-Meet personal support needs
- HLTHPS006-Assist clients with medication
- HLTINF001-Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
The course has 29 days of face to face training from 09:30 – 15:30
This course includes 15 days of workplace assessment of your skills at Blue Cross Aged Care
Blended learning which includes online learning, workbooks and face-to-face sessions
Skills demonstration and practice in the student simulation laboratory
Employers and Work Sites
This course can be run within the work place for you or your staff. Please contact the Director of Education via email to find out more about this option
2020 Intake Start Date: TBA
Application Closing Date
2 weeks before Orientation Day.
Late applications will be considered.
Students are assessed against specific performance criteria for each unit of study. At Mayfield we have engaging ways of learning and assessment which includes: Journal Writing, Case Studies, Group Presentation, Assignments, Role Play, On-line Learning, CD-ROM, self-paced learning packages and short answer & multi-choice questions.
Nationally Recognised Certificate
Once completed, this course enables easier entry to HLT54115-Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Nursing) to approved applicants.
Funded Fee: $560
Funded Hourly Rate: $0.86
Concession Funded Hourly Rate: $0.17
Full Fee: $1,272 (includes materials fee)
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Fee instalment plans may be negotiated with students depending on individual circumstances.
Applicants who are up-skilling will be eligible for funding under the “Skills First”. Please check the Funded Courses tab for eligibility criteria.
2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123
This qualification contains a number of well-chosen specialty electives. These can be enrolled in individually for those seeking continuing professional development or to become leaders in any of these important areas. These are also offered on site in your workplace (depending on numbers) in the following areas:
Medications – HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide medication assistance, and complete medication documentation. It also involves supporting a client to self-administer medication. This unit applies to community services and health workers with authority in their state or territory to assist with the administration of medication.
Dementia – CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred care and support to people living with dementia. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan. This unit applies to workers in a residential or community context, including family homes. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.
Falls prevention – CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in partnership with older people and their carer/s to implement strategies to minimise the risk of falls.
Infection prevention – HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks. This unit applies to individuals working in health and direct client care contexts and covers outbreak control interventions.