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Aged and Home Care


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Are you are passionate about providing personal, physical and emotional support to the growing aged community? If so, this is an ideal program to launch your career as a personal care assistant in a rapidly growing industry.

Aged and Home Care is a short online course that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to provide care and support for the elderly in their home environment.

In this online aged and home care program you will learn how to respond to the goals and aspirations of older people and provide support services in a manner that focuses on improving health outcomes and quality of life, using a person-centred approach.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Provide home and community support services

  • Individual plan and goals
  • Provide domestic services
  • Home care plan
  • Home care packages (HCP)
  • Communication
  • Required equipment
  • Establish relationships
  • Meeting client needs
  • Maintaining self-esteem
  • Empathy and respect
  • Active observations
  • Clients rights
  • Abuse or neglect
  • Complaint procedures
  • Mandatory reporting
  • Law and ethics

Unit 2 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people

  • Develop relationships
  • Gaining trust
  • Approachability
  • Body language
  • Negative behaviours
  • Cultural / social differences
  • Confidentiality
  • Dealing with family
  • Identify physical disablers
  • Quality of life
  • Providing services
  • Empower the older person
  • Advocacy
  • Barriers to listening
  • Health and illness
  • Work and leisure
  • Foreseeable harm
  • Negligence
  • Policies and procedures
  • Supporting rights
  • Internal safeguards
  • Financial or physical abuse
  • Indications of abuse
  • Reporting abuse
  • Promote health and re-ablement
  • Promote health lifestyle
  • Utilise aids and modifications
  • Mobility
  • Preventing falls in home


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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Certificate Course



  • 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;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • 12 months’ access. Free extensions may be available upon application.
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

Career Pathways

Future growth




Professional Development For:

  • Aged Care Home Assistants
  • Lifestyle Workers
  • Includes 12 months access
  • Full up-front payment only