Course Details - Aged and Disability Care (Findon High School)

Course TitleAged and Disability Care
RegionWestern Adelaide Secondary Schools Network
Host OrganisationFindon High School
Course Length2 semesters (1 year)
DescriptionThis course has been designed to give participants the knowledge, understanding and practical skills needed to provide care and support to aged people and people with disabilities in the community and/or residential facilities. It is recommended for people working with or interested in working with aged people and people with disabilities.
PathwaysLeads to Certificate IV and Diploma in Community Services, as well as pathways in child care, aged care and disability care. Potential to then go on to speech pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing or teaching.
PrerequisitesSuccessful completion of Certificate II in Community Services is recommended.
Special RequirementsNeat, clean, casual clothes and closed-in, flat shoes. This course will be delivered under the Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS) as part of the WorkReady strategy, so a Form A will need to be completed before the commencement of the course. Students will need a DCSI history screening PRIOR to the course commencing. Students need to arrange this through their Home School.
Delivery Location(s)Findon High School, Drummond Avenue, Findon, SA, 5023
Dates and Times35 weekly sessions at Findon High School on Wednesdays from 09:00 until 15:15
Commencement date 06/02/19
This course commences in week 3 of term 1.
Work Placement24 days
180 hours of workplacement is required (100 hours in disability and 80 hours in aged).
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 2, 100 SACE credits
QualificationCertificate III in Individual Support - Disability (National code CHC33015)
Students will also receive a Statement of Attainment of Ageing Specialisation.
RTOAdelaide Training and Employment Centre (National Code 0022)
CompulsoryCHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia   (65 nominal hours)
 HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems   (70 nominal hours)
 CHCDIS003Support community participation and social inclusion   (60 nominal hours)
 CHCCCS015Provide individualised support   (30 nominal hours)
 CHCCCS023Support independence and wellbeing   (80 nominal hours)
 CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services   (30 nominal hours)
 CHCDIV001Work with diverse people   (40 nominal hours)
 CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically   (55 nominal hours)
 HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care   (25 nominal hours)
 CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people   (50 nominal hours)
 CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs   (60 nominal hours)
 CHCDIS001Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach   (40 nominal hours)
 CHCDIS002Follow established person-centred behaviour supports   (50 nominal hours)
 CHCDIS007Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability   (100 nominal hours)
ElectiveCHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approach   (60 nominal hours)

The following units of competency are to complete the ageing specialisation: CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people; and CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia The third unit of the Ageing Specialisation is Personal Care and already an elective in Disability.
Student Cost$157.20
This consists of $100 (GST free) Regional VET fee and $57.20 (including GST) for DCSI relevant history screening in three areas: Child Care, Vulnerable Person Care and Aged Care, payable to your Home School. If students have a current history screening, this will not be required again, but they will need to show evidence of this to the trainer. The Home School is to arrange the DCSI history screening. There will also be a cost of $125 for a first aid course for those students who have not already completed one previously.
Home School Cost$580.00
This cost is for the TGSS ‘gap’ payment of $175 (concession) or $250 (non-concession) (GST free), a Digital Learning package per student of $80 (including GST), plus two additional Aged Care units of competency at $250 (GST free), to allow students to complete both the Ageing and Disability specialisations of this qualification. This course will be run under the Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS), providing students meet the eligibility criteria. An Education and Training Plan (Form A) will need to be completed for all TGSS students. Students who don’t meet the eligibility criteria will have a Fee For Service cost of $2,450 (GST free). This will be invoiced to the Home School by the RTO (ATEC).
Cost NotesSome costings will be subject to change.
Number Of StudentsMinimum    8
Maximum   20
Selection ProcessWritten application, interview, resume.
Orientation DetailsWHS processes, school layout, expectations, week 1 arrangements.
Public Transport#100 Arndale, Woodville Road, Findon Road, Crittenden Road, Grange Road, Holbrooks Road #115 West Lakes Shopping Centre, Tapleys Hill Road, Trimmer Parade, Findon Road #117 Port Adelaide, Old Port Road, Tapleys Hill Road, Trimmer Parade, Findon Road, Crittenden Road, Grange Road, City #374 Woodville Railway Station, Woodville Road, Findon Road, Rowells Road, Henley Beach Road See for bus routes and timetables.
Contact PersonMr Matthew Spencer, Phone 84457944, Email
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