Essential Skills for Working in Aged Care
Your upfront cost: $0
- 26 Jun 2023
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Demonstrate information literacy skills.
- Discuss the role of the Aged Care worker within Australia.
- Demonstrate essential skills necessary for working in aged care.
- Explain assessment strategies used to evaluate a person's function.
- Introduction to essential skills for working in aged care
- Aged care context
- Residential care
- Work health and safety
- Manual handling
- First aid and CPR
- Hand hygiene and infection control
- Detecting and reporting change in an older person
- Detecting and reporting change in a resident
- What’s in store for the aged care sector
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
This course is designed to prepare you for university study and develop the foundation skills for a career in aged care. Explore the role of the Aged Care Worker within an Australian context and develop some of the essential skills for working safely and effectively in aged care.
Develop your information literacy skills, discuss the role of the Aged Care Worker within Australia, and explain assessment strategies for evaluating a person's function.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a course from UniSA Online’s Aged Care programs. Please note: you are responsible for completing any relevant prerequisite courses before enrolling in this course.
Should your course have an exam it will be scheduled for Australian Central Standard Time or Australian Central Daylight Time, depending on the time of the year.
- Portfolio (60%)
- Report - 1500 words (40%)
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