As a health or community services worker, your job will often involve working closely with individuals with a chronic disease. The Certificate of Chronic Disease Support is an ideal professional development program for you to gain essential skills to better support these patients and enhance your employability in the sector.
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to provide exceptional support and assistance to people who have a chronic disease. Topics include self-care, Australian privacy principles, report writing, palliative care nursing, occupational therapy and more.
In this online course, you will discover the most common chronic diseases and learn how to create a support plan to maintain patient health and well-being.
On completion of this course you will be equipped to assist health care professionals in a variety of settings, including a client’s home, residential and aged-care facilities, hospitals, schools and community service based centre.
Unit - Address the needs of people with chronic disease
Identify chronic disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Impairments, limitations and restrictions
Chronic disease impacts
Health and wellbeing
Current client treatments
Personal health assessment
Model and program of self-management
Confirm support plans with supervisor
Supporting a client in a holistic manner
Support and assistance
Clients understanding of disease
Fact sheets and content
Needs and requirements
Work role and responsibilities
Palliative care nursing
Community care nursing
Procedures for referral
Community services agencies
Level and type of contribution
Impact of caring on carers
Communicate role and requirements
Variations to clients’ needs
When to refer clients
Coordinated service approach
Australian privacy principles (APP)
Suicide, self-harm abuse or neglect
Strategies for worker self-care
Indicators of stress
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Online course was easy to read and if I needed any help the tutors always responded quickly. I have learnt so much with this course would recommend
J.Direen, Mundingburra, QLD | Certificate of Chronic Disease Support
Easy to access in my own time. With comprehensive material to help with the assessments
S. Harris, Yalyalup, WA | Certificate of Chronic Disease Support
I enjoyed this course very much
Y. Toras, Maroubra, NSW | Certificate of Chronic Disease Support
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 15 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $50.00. Printed materials are available for purchase at any time and not require to complete this course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.