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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

Australia is a fast changing, ever-expanding, culturally diverse nation with a population that is growing older. A career in aged care offers rewarding opportunities for those with a genuine interest in helping our aging population. Aged care workers provide personal, physical and emotional care and support to senior and elderly people, across a spectrum of care needs, low level to complex. Commonly people requiring aged care support services need assistance with daily living activities, have mobility problems, compromised health, dementia, incontinence or may be nearing the end of life.

In this comprehensive aged care course you will learn how to fulfill the critical functions of a caregiver for seniors and elderly individuals in their home, community or a registered home care facility. You will learn how to work effectively with the elderly and how to create an empowering environment in a range of settings. 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 worker in the aged care sector.

We will start with several foundation topics...

  • Work effectively with older persons 
  • Work effectively in the community sector 
  • Follow safety procedures for direct care work 
  • Comply with infection control policies & procedures 
  • Recognise healthy body systems in a health care setting. 

Then get into specific aged care contexts...

    • Participate in the implementation of individualised plans 
    • Support older people to maintain their independence 
    • Support individual health and emotional well-being 
    • Provide support to meet personal care needs 
    • Provide behaviour support in the context of individualised plans 
    • Assist clients with medication. 

Finally, you will learn several person-centered, strengths-based approaches for working with specific clients needs...

  • Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers 
  • Deliver care services using a palliative approach.

As many aged care jobs require qualifications, supplementary resources about study options and the qualifications needed to become an aged care worker as provided in the final section additional learning resources for the course.

Why should you invest in this course?
Succeeding in today's society requires a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development. This course will show employers currency in your skills and knowledge and commitment in achieving career goals & becoming a better employee.

For any additional questions please see our comprehensive FAQ's.

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.

To assist you with gaining a placement within the aged care and community industry Online Courses Australia can provide you with a confirmation (proof) of enrolment for these aged care courses.  

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

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)

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Pre-Requisites and Important Information

There are no formal requirements to do this Advanced Aged Care Course. 

Our courses are designed for people with little or no prior experience in the aged care industry who would like to start a career as a full-time or part-time aged care worker. These courses are delivered 100 percent online 24/7.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources

Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)

Be a self-directed learner

Possess sound language and literacy skills

Please check with your state or local governing department for the relevant "checks/permissions" that may be required to gain employment in this industry.

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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.

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.

Aged Care Certification In Australia

There are plenty of care providers in Australia that offer training as part of the role, but you’ll often find there is a lot of competition for this kind of position. The good news is that if you are finding these kinds of opportunities hard to come by, you can get the required aged care training online, which can really open up the field for you.

Certificate in Aged Care

Once you’re certain that aged care is for you, you can then use aged care courses to give you the requisite knowledge and skills. A great way to do this is to engage in an Aged Care Advanced Certificate which, once completed, will allow you to apply for roles in a variety of aged care positions.

Passing this aged care training online will result in you being awarded an OCA Certificate of Achievement in Advanced Aged Care. This is an industry-recognised award that will illustrate to employers that you are fully trained and officially qualified to work in aged care.

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. View all our courses in community services.

  • When you’re thinking about studying for aged care certification, there’s a whole lot of things to consider, like is it a job you’re cut out for? Will you find it enjoyable? Of course, most of the time, you only find out for sure once you’re actually in the role for real, however, you should have a better idea of it’s suitability the further you get through your aged care certificate training. READ MORE
  • When you enter aged care as a young person, there’s no denying that it can be a little bit daunting. Even though you’ve got your heart set on a rewarding career helping the elderly to lead independent lives, when you start out, you may not have the requisite skills and experience to do the job properly. Of course, you can study aged care online, but nothing prepares you for the sights, smells and sounds of working in a real-life elderly care facility. READ MORE

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