CRICOS Code: 093548E
General: This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.
Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters.
Employment Growth: The number of people working as Aged and Disabled Carers is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years from 175,800 in 2018 to 245,000 by 2023. Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving). There are likely to be around 179,000 job openings over 5 years (that’s about 35,800 a year).
Entry requirements: Prospective students are required to complete the Pre-Training Interview form, to the satisfaction of ITHEA. You will also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency. ITHEA will accept the following minimum English language test score:
|English language test providers||Minimum score||Minimum score and at least 10 weeks English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)||Minimum score and at least 20 weeks ELICOS|
|International English Language Testing System (IELTS)||5.5||5||4.5|
|TOEFL internet based test||46||35||32|
|Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)||162||154||147|
|Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)||42||36||30|
|Occupational English Test||B for each test component||N/A||N/A|
The test must have been taken no more than two years before you apply for your student visa.
Students can also sit the ITHEA English Language Placement test.
Vocational outcomes: Students can go into a range of employment options. Occupations may include, Accommodation Support Worker, Food Services Worker (Aged Care), Personal Care Giver, Respite Care Worker
Job outlook: The number of people working as Aged and Disabled Carers (in their main job) grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years:
from 175,800 in 2018 to 245,000 by 2023. Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 179,000 job openings over 5 years (that’s about 35,800 a year).
Source: Job Outlook. Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
Assessment: Assessment methods allow for the gathering of sufficient quality evidence about the student’s performance. Methods used include question and answer, activities, observation/demonstration, case study and projects.
Practical placement: To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. Students are required to undertake supervised practical placement in relevant aged care settings. Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to assessment of the candidate’s ability to work at this level. Students are required to find their own practical placement, however ITHEA will provide assistance and support where needed. Students must have a valid National Police Check prior to attending placement.
|Unit Code||Unit Descriptor||Nominal Hrs|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients||100|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people||50|
|CHCAGE003||Coordinate services for older people||80|
|CHCAGE004||Implement interventions with older people at risk||80|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia||65|
|CHCCCS006||Facilitate individual service planning and delivery||120|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||60|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing||80|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families||70|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance||80|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach||60|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships||80|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||70|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||25|
|Unit Code||Unit Descriptor||Nominal Hrs|
|CHCAGE002||Implement falls prevention strategies||40|
|CHCCCS007||Develop and implement service programs||100|
|BSBMGT401||Show leadership in the workplace||50|
How to Apply
Please make sure you have read all the course information about units of study, duration, entry requirements, assessment information, job prospects etc.
1. Download and complete the International Student Application Form.
2. Provide a certified copy of your English Language proficiency.
3. Provide a certified copy of your passport.
4. Provide certified copies of any academic transcripts.
5. Send your International Student Application Form with all supporting documents directly to ITHEA by mail or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through an authorised education agent. ITHEA administration team will process applications quickly. Applicants will then receive notification informing them of the result of their application.
Receiving a Letter of Offer and Enrolment Acceptance Agreement
Upon receipt of your completed application form and required relevant documents, ITHEA will ensure that all necessary entry requirements are met before issuing a Letter of Offer and an Enrolment Acceptance Agreement outlining the nominated course(s), duration of course(s), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), deposit required and instalment plan.
Please read and understand the Enrolment Acceptance Agreement before returning the complete signed document to ITHEA. We will also require your initial payment as indicated on the Enrolment Acceptance Agreement. Please ensure all payments are in Australian Dollars. When you have completed these steps, ITHEA will then send you a copy of the Confirmation of Enrolment(s) – eCoE(s)
Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE)
Take the copy of the Conﬁrmation of Enrolment(s) – eCoE(s) to the Australian Consulate, Embassy, High Commission in your home country and apply for a student visa. If you are applying for your student visa directly, you can obtain information from the Department of Home Affairs www.homeaffairs.gov.au or your local Australian Diplomatic Mission. The Department will then commence procedures for the issue of your visa. As this can take some time, it is important that your application is submitted well before your course start date.
If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 9650 3900.
52 weeks full time (including holidays and orientation)
Enrolment Fee: $250
Materials Fee: $200
Course Tuition Fee: $9,700
Term 1 – Tue 29 Jan
Term 2 – Tue 23 Apr
Term 3 – Mon 15 Jul
Term 4 – Mon 7 Oct
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