Diploma in Aged Care & Community Support

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Delivered in partnership with Learning Lounge

With an ageing population, those with skills in aged community support are increasingly in demand around the country. In this course, you’ll learn all the skills needed to thrive as a caregiver, be it in a home setting, in a community or in a registered home care facility. You will learn both the hard skills such as safety procedures, and aged care related legal and ethical knowledge, as well as critically important soft skills like working effectively with older people and counselling those who have been diagnosed with illness.

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Duration & Course Level

~200 Hours | 12 Months Access

Study in your own time, at your own pace. Students generally complete one module per-week.

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How you'll benefit

    • Learn all the skills needed to thrive as a caregiver
    • Understand healthy body systems, learn about workplace health and safety practices
    • Develop a strong understanding of the legal and ethical frameworks carers work within
    • Use your new skills to help a wide range of people in a variety of contexts
    • Understand common problems in aged care, such as mobility & memory issues, and so much more
    • This course is delivered by Learning Lounge, not TCA.

Course Modules

  • Work Effectively In The Community Sector
  • Support Individual Health & Emotional Well-Being
  • Work Effectively With Older People
  • Follow Safety Procedures For Direct Care Work
  • Assist Clients With Medication
  • Work Effectively With Older People
  • Follow Safety Procedures For Direct Care Work
  • Recognise Healthy Body Systems In A Health Care Setting
  • Work Effectively In The Community Sector
  • Provide Behaviour Support In The Context Of Individualised Plans
  • Work Effectively With Culturally Diverse Clients & Co-Workers
  • Participate In The Implementation Of Individualised Plans
  • Support Older People To Maintain Their Independence
  • Provide Support To Meet Personal Care Needs
  • Comply With Infection Control Policies & Procedures
  • Support Individual Health & Emotional Well-Being
  • Deliver Care Services Using A Palliative Approach
  • Assist Clients With Medication
  • Support Older People To Maintain Their Independence
  • Provide Support To Meet Personal Care Needs
  • Comply With Infection Control Policies & Procedures
  • Deliver Care Services Using A Palliative Approach
  • Support Ageing People with Disabilities
  • Work Effectively in the Community Sector

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Be Awarded With An Industry Recognised Certificate

Upon successful completion of your course, you’ll be presented with a Professional Certificate. This is an industry recognised certificate which will go a long way to helping you get a new job or promotion.

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This course takes approximately 200 hours, and you’ll have up to 12 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

This qualification is Internationally recognised. Our qualifications are highly sought after by employers around the world and accredited by global industry bodies such as ICOES.

Your course will be delivered through our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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