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Certificate of Aged Care

$899.00$1,299.00

Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

The aged care sector is one of Australia’s fasted growing industries with abundant opportunities for dedicated, empathetic and caring professionals.

The Certificate of Aged Care is an online professional development program that will prepare you for work in the aged care sector to provide the personal, physical and emotional support for a rapidly ageing population.

This online aged care program will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to understand the structure and profile of the residential aged care sector, home and community care sector.

You will learn the key issues facing older people in the community and learn how to support older people to maintain their independence. This online course will also teach you how to provide services to the older person with complex or special care needs under supervision of a relevant professional.

On completion of this course you will feel confident to work in partnership with older people and their carers to implement interventions in the context of an individualised care plan.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people

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

Unit 2 - Implement falls prevention strategies

  • Fall prevention strategies
  • Falls risk assessment
  • Assessment tools
  • Carer professional development
  • Older persons’ permission
  • Potential risk of falls
  • Lifestyle factors
  • Health and mobility factors
  • The aaging process
  • SAFE tool assessment
  • Intrinsic risk factors
  • Checklists / referrals
  • Fall prevention strategies
  • Explain options to older person
  • Reducing risk
  • Aged care service providers
  • Preventing falls at home
  • Residential aged care
  • Using restraints
  • Safety in bed
  • Changes in the home
  • Indicators of increased risk
  • Fall prevention programs
  • Monitor care plan
  • Complete documentation

Unit 3 - Coordinate services for older people

  • Individualised plans
  • Needs goals and preferences
  • Aged Care Assessment Program (ACAP)
  • Home care plan
  • Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)
  • Home Care Packages (HCP)
  • Consumer Directed Care CDC)
  • Coordinate services
  • Clarify service providers
  • Recognise abuse
  • Negotiate home help services
  • Assistive devices
  • Community support agencies
  • Level of services required
  • Family and carer support
  • Respite care
  • Effectiveness of individualised plan
  • Service provider feedback
  • Client feedback
  • Client support
  • Plan changes

Unit 4 - Implement interventions with older people at risk

  • Conduct risk assessments
  • Reasons for assessment
  • Client participation in assessment
  • Providing client with information
  • Communicating respectfully
  • Permission and cooperation
  • Identify lifestyle risks
  • Signs of abuse or neglect
  • Physical indicators
  • Falls risk assessment
  • Medical history
  • Identify needs, issues and concerns
  • Modifications
  • Implementing strategies
  • Contribution from carer
  • Monitor effects on the older person
  • Indicators of increased risk
  • Risk minimisation strategies
  • Feedback from older person
  • Complete documentation

Unit 5 - Provide support to people living with dementia

  • Types and symptoms of dementia
  • Curability of dementia
  • Early indications
  • Late stages of dementia
  • Individualised plan
  • Identify care needs
  • Physical environment
  • Physical and emotional abuse
  • Safety and comfort of client
  • Validation strategies
  • Maintain dignity skills and health
  • Maintain independence
  • Personal hygiene
  • Organise activities
  • Support from family / carers
  • Carer and home support services
  • Behaviours of concern
  • Triggers of behaviour
  • Observation charts
  • Impact of behaviours
  • Incident reviews
  • Documentation policy
  • Self-care strategies
  • Stress levels

Unit 6 - Provide food services

  • Food safety programs
  • Risk management methodology
  • Critical Control Point Decision Tree
  • Personal hygiene / clothing
  • Food hygiene risks
  • Risk management
  • Environmental health officers
  • Workplace maintenance
  • Storage temperatures
  • Food and beverage service
  • Cleaning and sanitation
  • Receiving and storage procedures
  • Checking food quality
  • Stock control system
  • Dispatching stock
  • Nutritional needs
  • Food service procedures
  • Work flow plans
  • Cultural dietary needs
  • Special dietary needs
  • Meal tray assembly
  • Reheating foods
  • Meal tray issues
  • Food service
  • Delivery times
  • Preparing client for meals
  • Clearing meal trays
  • Meal satisfaction
  • Insufficient food / fluid intake

Unit 7 - Meet personal support needs

  • Equipment, process and aids
  • Promoting independence
  • Extra support services required
  • Cultural needs
  • Physical and sensory needs
  • Legislation requirements
  • Health and safety legislation
  • Working within scope of job role
  • Lifestyle outcomes
  • Practical and positive outcomes
  • Identifying a person’s likes
  • Decision-making
  • Activity planning
  • Cultural awareness and considerations
  • Physical and sensory needs
  • Mobility/mechanical devices
  • Fall recovery techniques
  • Technical care activities
  • Maximise client participation
  • Personal preference for support
  • Confirm client preferences
  • Levels of participation
  • Preparation for personal support
  • Safe task preparation
  • Responding to routine difficulties
  • Providing choices
  • Changes in health requirements
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Infection control procedures
  • Privacy and dignity
  • Complete documentation
  • Organisation policy and protocols

Unit 8 - Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

  • Client interests, rights and needs
  • Overcoming barriers
  • Advocacy
  • Client referral
  • Community attitudes
  • SODAS decision-making process
  • Client meetings / phone calls
  • Client assessment
  • Negotiate and implement strategies
  • Identify barriers
  • Confidentiality
  • Client rights and preferences
  • Risk management
  • Code of ethics
  • Legal organisational requirements
  • Health professionals/specialists
  • Client complaints
  • Progress reviews
  • Special needs
  • Feedback
  • Staff competence

Assessment

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

Benefits

  • Become fully trained and improve your employment opportunities;
  • Recognised by employers as professional development;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • Interactive simulations for many programs;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate issued for your CV (hard copy provided);
  • Tax deductible in most cases* See your tax advisor.

 

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