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.

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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.

Core Units
  • 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
Elective Units
  • 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.

Mayfield Education

2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123
Australia

Individual units

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.

Quick Glance


Program code

CHC33015


Start date(s)

TBA


Program length

6 months with clinical placement


Campus

Mayfield Education Hawthorn


Study mode

Blended


Contact

(03) 9882 7644

This skill set addresses the skills and knowledge required to provide entry level support for basic client care for a range of roles and purposes required within the aged care and disability support sectors. The support provided in client care will be predominantly non-direct, with some basic direct client care, in order to maintain the safety of both the learner and client in care.

This skill set is for individuals who use introductory care practices to support fully qualified carers within an aged care or disability support environment. Candidates who complete this skill set would be equipped with the skills and knowledge required to undertake job tasks to support fully qualified carers, such as making beds, providing assistance to maintain a clean environment and communicating with carers as part of the support service.

Australian citizens

This course is delivered over 2 weeks.

Week 1

3 days online learning plus 2 days undertaking practical workshops in the simulation laboratory

Week 2

5 consecutive days in the workplace (which Mayfield organises)

  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Monday 14 December

Mayfield uses a combination of assessments including on line quiz, short answer questions, demonstrations and work place assessments.

This is an accredited short course and at successful completion participants will receive a Nationally recognised skills set.

Successful completion of this skills set provides credit towards the Certificate III in Individual Support and other qualifications that allow for selection of these units.

FFS $2,500

Government funding is not available for this unit however Mayfield has a payment plan for students which enables incremental monthly payment of fees.

Mayfield uses blended learning which is a combination of online learning and site based practical workshops conducted at the Hawthorn East campus.

Mayfield Education

2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123
Australia

  • Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Certificate III in Pathology Collection

Quick Glance


Program code

CHCSS00114


Start date(s)

Monday 18th January


Program length

1 month


Campus

Mayfield Education Hawthorn


Study mode

5 days theory + 5 days placement


Contact

(03) 9882 7644