52841WA Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care

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About this qualification

Course code: 52841WA

The Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care (WA based) is a Nationally Recognised Training program under Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). 

This qualification reflects the role of support workers who follow an individualised care plan to provide person centred care to clients in a residential facility. 

Care workers’ duties include:

  • Carrying out activities to maintain an individuals’ well-being through personal care and/or general activities of daily living 
  • Carry out tasks related to an individualised client care plan
  • Reporting directly to a supervisor

Career and study pathways

This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to work in the Aged Care industry under supervision with clearly defined guidelines and service plans.

This certificate qualifies you to pursue roles such as support/care worker, care assistant, client assistant, community care worker, family support worker, home care assistant, respite care worker, nurse’s assistant, planned activity assistant, residential care worker or transport support worker.

All roles mentioned above require you to carry out direct care and support activities based on an individualised client plan, whilst reporting directly to a supervisor. 

Those with this qualification may wish to continue by studying CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support and/or a nursing qualification.

 

Duration, learning method and assessment

The delivery of this qualification is a blended delivery mode of regular attendance throughout face-to-face workshops and self-study.  The total duration for this qualification may be between 3 to 4 months and can be completed at a pace that suits the individual student. 

Forms of study include:

  • Pre-course reading and written assessment
  • Face to face clustered lecturer/trainer directed workshops 
  • Workshop based practical skills and written assessments 
  • Post course assignments
  • On the job training/assessments
  • 100 hours of practical placement

Units of competency

  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs 
  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  • HLTWHS005 Conduct manual handling safely
  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may apply to have your skills and knowledge assessed for RPL. The advantages of RPL are, but not limited to:

  • Completing training in a shorter time
  • Increasing education and employment options
  • Reducing the costs of further education or training

To apply for RPL, applicants will need to complete the RPL Application Form. A trainer can assist you with identifying the units for which you may be eligible for recognition and advise how to gather the necessary evidence to support your application.

Cost

You may be eligible for help with fees under various Government programs or a reduction of fees through credit transfer. For more information, please contact our us on 1300 492 703. The student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change based upon the units chosen as part of the qualification, individual circumstances at enrolment.