Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care

Start your future career in aged care right here!

The aged care industry is growing in Australia and all around the world, and needs skilled workers. This is a career that you'll find very rewarding, the type of work that really makes a difference in people's lives. If this is a career you're interested in, this course is the perfect introduction to working in aged care.

You'll gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the aged care industry, in a range of settings including residential facilities and in the home. You'll learn about caring for the elderly; enabling them to maintain independence; supporting people with personal care; safety procedures; ethical behaviour; infection control; working with cultural diversity, and workplace health and safety. What a great way to start a fantastic career!

Half price
Industry: Education and Community Services
National course code: 52841WA | WA State ID: BEI60

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

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Start your journey in the aged care sector.

Employment opportunities in residential aged care facilities are among the fastest growing of any industry and with an ageing population, these are likely to increase in the coming years. This entry-level qualification provides you with an introduction to a career as an aged care worker. It has been designed to equip you with industry-specific skills to enable a smooth transition into a Certificate III in Individual Support or a traineeship within the aged care sector. 

Learn how to empower people within the aged care sector through the implementation of a rights-based service and a person-centred approach. Throughout this course, you will learn about effective communication, how to organise, provide and monitor support services, follow safe work practices and work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups. You will also learn how to recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies in line with the Australian Recuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines. 

You will complete a mandatory work placement during this course where you will put your skills into practice in the use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, following individualised plans, adhering to infection control policies and procedures, responding to hazards, problem-solving and modelling industry operating conditions. 

This course includes units that can be credited towards the Certificate III in Individual Support. 

Choose a private training provider that delivers this course

This course is available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are also funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider's website for further information about the course and how to enrol.

This Certificate II program aims to provide learners with basic industry specific skills and knowledge and includes a mandatory work placement of 100 hours which is coordinated by Amana Living Training Institute.  This industry level entry level training course can be a pathway into further studies such as CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support through a traineeship. The training is delivered face to face at our training venue in Rivervale WA, over 3-6 months with support tutorials, post course written assessments and on the job training/assessment conducted during workplacement. Students will complete units such as CHCCCS015 Provide Individualised Support, HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support and HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely. Prior to placement, students will need to provide current COVID-19 & Influenza vaccinations and a NDIS Worker Screening. Students enrolling into this course must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident residing in WA, possess suitable English language, literacy and numeracy skills and provide photo identification. Students may be eligible for state funding, eligibility criteria applies. Concession rate for Course Fees: $144 and non concession rate rate: $486.

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