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Advanced Certificate in Aged Care | For only $499

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  • OCA's Advanced Certificate in Aged Care can offer you an opportunity to kickstart your career or formalise existing community work skills and help to enhance your resume. This captivating aged care course will teach you how to fulfil the critical functions of aged care as caregivers for seniors and elderly individuals in your community or in registered home care facilities.

    "I was really impressed with this course and the video content. It's full of specific examples, case studies and useful information. I want to improve my chances of a promotion and professional development is a key area I need to focus on. This advanced certificate will go a long way to helping me achieve my goals. Thanks again." - Ryan

    You will learn how to work effectively with the elderly and how to create an empowering environment. Other critical skills and knowledge you will learn include the Australian legal and ethical frameworks needed as a support carer, how to recognise healthy body systems, and what workplace health and safety practices you are required to comply with as a member of the aged care industry.

    Become a valued and integral part of the health and community sector and make yourself highly-employable. Life is too short to do something you really don't enjoy.  You can change that, TODAY!

    Industry Facts

    More than one-quarter of a million people (282,000) were using residential care (permanent or respite), home care or transition care services in Australia on 30 June 2018. In addition, in 2017–18 more than 783,000 people were assisted in their home under the Commonwealth Home Support Program. This is a growing industry with considerable job opportunities across Australia.

    Please check with your state department for the relevant checks and permissions that may be required to work in this industry.

    Industry Recognised

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    Upon successful completion of this course you will receive an OCA Certificate of Achievement in Advanced Certificate in Aged Care.
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    Career Pathways

    • Aged Care Worker
    • Social Worker
    • Funeral Services Worker
    • Counsellor
    • Diversional Therapist

     
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    • Delivered 100% online, no classroom required
    • Instant access (simply enrol online, anytime)
    • Assessments are short answer and multiple choice
    • Fast turnaround on marking (within 1 business day)
    • One on one tutor support
    • Live chat, 7 days a week

     
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    $62,979 - $78,699
     
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    Sample Video from our Advanced Certificate in Aged Care course PLUS an extract from the topic - Work Effectively with Older People.

    The Home Care Packages Program The Home Care Packages Program is part of the Australian Government funding a continuum of care for older people in Australia from home support through to residential aged care.

    The Home Care Packages Program provides four levels of support:

    • Home Care Level 1 – basic care needs

    • Home Care Level 2 – low level care needs

    • Home Care Level 3 – intermediate care needs

    • Home Care  4 – high care needs Approved providers work with each of their clients to select services that best meet each person’s care needs and goals. Home care package recipients are not limited to a basic list of services and funds can be used to purchase a wide range of services including:

    • Clinical care, such as nursing, allied health and physiotherapy for mobility and strength;

    • Support services, such as help around the home, visiting the doctor and attending social activities;

    • Personal care, such as help with showering, dressing and moving around the home; and

    • Nutrition such as assistance with preparing meals, including special diets for health, assistance with using eating utensils and assistance with feeding.

    • Home care providers can sub-contract out services to meet the person’s needs if they are not able to provide a specific service.

    The tailoring of each package of services to the client’s needs is done according to the principles of Consumer Directed Care (CDC). CDC gives clients more choice and flexibility when selecting care and services, including a say in how the funding for their package is spent.

    Individuals approved for a home care package are placed on a national queue until a package becomes available and is assigned to them. Clients may be expected to contribute to the cost of their care based on their income/pension. 

    If you would like to preview this aged care course in more detail, click on DEMO above or call our team on 1300 611 404. To view all our aged care and counselling courses - click here.

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