Aged Care


Overview

Studying Aged Care (Individual Support) at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE provides students with the skills to care for people in the later stages of life in their own homes or a dedicated facility. Many countries in the world have ageing populations, and with longer life expectancies there are increasing opportunities for employment in the aged care sector. 

This course includes assisting with personal hygiene, providing first aid, learning how to assist clients with medication, complying with infection prevention, supporting and empowering older people and understanding healthy body systems.
 

Careers

Personal care worker, aged care worker, community care worker.
 

Program details
 

Total Program Duration 24 Weeks full-time
Total Program Tuition Fees in AUD $7,500
Order of Qualifications 1. Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015 (093374M) 24 weeks 
University Pathway None
Upcoming Course Start Dates 27 January 2021
12 July 2021


Prerequisites

 
English Proficiency IELTS 5.5 or equivalent test score OR successful completion of Upper Intermediate ELICOS at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE.
Academic Requirements Successful completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 high school studies.
Other Requirements Students must be at least 18 years old when they commence studies.
An Australian Police Check at the student’s expense must be provided before the work placement.
Course Progression Students need to complete their Level 2 First Aid Certificate before commencing work placement.


Other Information

 
Materials Students require a uniform for work placement. SuniTAFE will provide one t-shirt and students need to provide their own black/navy pants and appropriate footwear. 
Practical component A 3 week full-time work placement of 120 hours is included in this course. Classes also take place in a simulated training environment.

Note: All fees and details are subject to change at any time.
 

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