In a nutshell
Gain the skills to make a positive impact in the lives of clients in aged care, health, and the community services sectors.
Delivered online by Open Colleges, through their partner TAFE NSW North Coast, this certificate IV qualification will teach you how to plan, implement and monitor individual and group activities for a diverse range of people. You’ll learn to support independence and wellbeing, relationships with carers and families, as well as community participation and social inclusion.
You’ll learn by working for a fictitious care facility where you’ll be introduced to a range of fictitious colleagues and be faced with a variety of situations you may encounter in a real life workplace. These skills will then be able to put this knowledge into practice with an 120-hour work placement.
Gain practical skills
To successfully complete this course and gain hands-on experience you must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement, within a suitable workplace. Suitable workplaces include residential aged care facilities, respite care facilities, day care centres, home care environments, community support settings, rehabilitation services and refuges.
What you’ll need
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Be at least 18 years old; AND
- Have successfully completed Year 10 English, or demonstrate equivalency; AND
- Have basic computing skills; AND
- Have a reasonable level of fitness, as the role involve a variety of physical tasks
In this allied health assistance course, the units of competency you may study include:
- CHCLAH001 - Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
- CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships
- CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
- CHCCCS023 - Support independence and wellbeing
- CHCLAH005 - Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming
- HLTAAP002 - Confirm physical health status
- HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- CHCLAH002 - Contribute to leisure and health programming
- CHCLAH003 - Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
- CHCCCS025 - Support relationships with carers and families
- CHCHCS001 - Provide home and community support services
- CHCMHS002 - Establish self-directed recovery relationships
- CHCMHS003 - Provide recovery-oriented mental health services
- CHCDIS003 - Support community participation and social inclusion
- CHCDIS001 - Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
- CHCLAH004 - Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs
- CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Why Open Colleges?
Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. All courses are delivered by correspondence, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.