This online professional development course is ideal for anyone working with feet. This can include allied health roles in podiatry or beauticians specialising in pedicures.
Foot, Skin and Nail Care will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to provide basic foot, skin and nail care to clients. In this online course you will learn the fundamentals of feet assessment, learn how to develop a foot care support plan and perform basic foot, skin and nail care. You will also learn how to follow safe work practices for direct client care.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident in your role assisting in foot care, whether in the podiatry or beauty industry.
Unit 1 - Basic foot care
Feet assessment by health professional
Determine services required
Foot care support plan
Communicate plan with client
Duty of care
Infection control guidelines
Perform foot, skin and nail care
Explain procedures to client
Risk and complications
Prepare client comfortably
Clean and store equipment
Protocols and infection control
Dispose of biological waste
Document client information
Unit 2 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Workplace policies and procedures
Standard codes of practice
Health and safety policies and legislation
Duty of care
Chemical spills and bomb threats
Accidents and other emergencies
Client home environment checklist
Risk reduction strategies
Violence incident report form
Working off-site safety security
Managing health and safety risks
Hierarchy of control
Accurate record keeping systems
Following manual handling procedures
Manual lifting and team handling
Pushing and pulling
Manual handling of hazards
Causes of accidents and illness
Infection control procedures
Cuts and lesions
Contact with bodily fluids
Disposals of sharps
Safe workplace summary
Sources of infection – care workers
How infections and diseases are spread
Safety signs and symbols
Health and safety audits
Commitment, training and evaluation
Ergonomics and risk assessment
Reporting stress related illness
Estimated duration 30 Hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% Online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Very easy to navigate on the net and fast to start once enrolled
S. Williams, Old Bar NSW | Foot, Skin and Nail Care
Easy to find way around course. Good learning information. Thankyou
A.Towell, Casino, NSW | Foot, Skin and Nail Care
A good course to study, I found it very helpful and informative. Thank you for the opportunity
R. Williams, Southport, QLD | Foot, Skin and Nail Care
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 30 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: $100.00. 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.