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Get a foothold in a rapidly-growing industry

Aged Care is a growing industry with a high demand for quality trained staff. Graduates of this course can gain rewarding employment working with the aged in a variety of settings.

This course will provide the student with the knowledge and practical skills required to provide quality care for older clients using supportive and safe practices. Sessions will include theory in a classroom as well as practical skills using a simulated and real health environment. This program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to work primarily in residential facilities and community under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans.

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Anne-Marie Chemello

Let's celebrate the carers

I definitely believe that nurses need to or should have a caring and helpful nature. I like to think of myself as a caring person throughout my life but nursing, especially in aged care, has really helped and taught me so much and helped me grow as a person.
More about this course.

Anne-Marie Chemello
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing)
TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Entry requirements

Prior to commencement of course, students must obtain:

  • Must obtain a Blue Card
  • A current Australian Federal Police Check
  • Undertake a Hepatitis B immunisation course or provide proof of Hepatitis B immunisation

International Student specific entry requirements:
English: For students whose first language is not English, the required minimum English language levels is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no individual score less than 5.5 or equivalent assessment.  More information on English entry requirements can be found on our website.

Academic: The minimum requirements can be one of the following:

  • Certificate II or III – 10 years of schooling (or equivalent) with passes in mathematics and English
  • Certificate IV or Diploma – 12 years of schooling (or equivalent) with passes in mathematics and English
  • Mature –aged entry with work experience in a related field

Please send certified and translated copies of your English results and academic certificates to the International Student Unit together with your completed and signed application form.

Resources required

Resources included in the tuition fees are student one TAFE nurse shirt, orientation handbook and relevant learning materials such as study guides, assessment requirements, handouts and workbooks. Students have access to library resources, computers, the Internet and a personal email account at TAFE Queensland North.  Students may need to purchase stationery items such as paper, pens and a USB drive.

Delivery may include lectures, practical sessions, tutorials, online delivery and observations. Some lessons will be delivered in the simulated hospital ward at TAFE Queensland North. You may be required to attend evening classes and/or weekend activities/functions. You must abide by industry and/or TAFE Queensland standards and may have to remove jewellery and/or body piercings before industry visits, or entering classrooms.

Assessment is competency based (practical) and continuous, and is considered an integral part of your learning and development. As appropriate, exams, assignments, projects, practical tests and student presentations are used. You must successfully complete all subjects to progress to the next course or obtain the qualification.

Recommended reading:

  • Long term care assisting: Aged Care and Disability 2007 ed. Authors Scott, Webb, Serpentine, Gore.
  • The Australian Carer, Helen Croft, Pearson Education Australia.

Timetable

This course is delivered over 22 weeks (20 weeks of full time delivery and 2 weeks of holidays)
 

 

Important Information

Find out how to apply to study as an international student at TAFE Queensland North.

Units

13 units are required to complete this qualification; 7 core and 6 elective units.

All Group A electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support Core
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing Core
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach Elective
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services Elective
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families Elective
Group A electives - AGEING specialisation
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people Specialisation
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia Specialisation
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs Specialisation

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

Certificate III in Aged Care (CHC30212) (CRICOS Code 083897M) may be combined with the Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing) (HLT51607) (CRICOS Code 070236M).  The package price for two years is $23,000.

Additional costs

Costs for the Blue Card, Police Check and immunisation may be involved for these at students own expense of approximately A$283.

International Student Enrolment Fee: A$175
International Student Orientation Fee: A$300

A Student Administration Charge of $48.00 is applicable to all enrolments, paid once per calendar year.

Outcome

This qualification enables graduates to gain employment in the Aged Care industry in a variety of areas, as Assistants in Nursing or Personal carers.  This qualification also provides an entry level into the health industry with many students going on to study higher qualifications such as the Diploma of Nursing.

Career opportunities for graduates of this program include:

  • Personal Care Workers
  • Community Care Workers
  • Respite Care Workers
  • Assistant in Nursing

Career Pathways include:

  • Endorsed Enrolled Nurse
  • Bachelor of Nursing Studies

Job prospects

  • Aged or Disabled Carer
  • Carers and Aides
  • Support Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant

Anne-Marie Chemello

Let's celebrate the carers

I definitely believe that nurses need to or should have a caring and helpful nature. I like to think of myself as a caring person throughout my life but nursing, especially in aged care, has really helped and taught me so much and helped me grow as a person.
More about this course.

Anne-Marie Chemello
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing)
TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

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Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

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Enrolment

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Orientation

Compulsory Orientation: All students must participate in compulsory International orientation on the Friday before classes commence.

Last updated on 22 September 2016

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