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What will I learn?

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support will enable you to lead from the front as an aged care team leader.

Gain a deep working knowledge of aged care, uncover your personal leadership style and get on-the-job experience in this high demand area.

Learn to advocate for the interests and rights of your clients and coordinate services and interventions to support their personal needs. Empower your clients to maintain their independence and wellbeing and develop the skills to deliver care to palliative clients and clients with dementia.

This course helps you to build a rewarding career and make a difference in the community. During your study, you’ll have the opportunity to bring your passion for working with older people to life.

Through course work, you will learn:

The principles of person-centered care and strengths-based practice
How to coordinate services and interventions
To deliver care services to palliative clients and clients with dementia
The foundations of great leadership
How to honour the rights of the elderly to live dignified lives

TAFE NSW is known for delivering exceptional practical learning. You will build the skills to care for ageing clients while leading a team:

Coping with the physical demands of the job like manually lifting clients in and out of bed, transport transitions, bathing and more
Performing domestic duties efficiently
Providing leadership to your team

Stand out in a global job market with the professional skills and confidence to work in aged care settings with colleagues, clients and their families:

Strong interpersonal skills, empathy and patience
Communicating clearly with co-workers, clients and their families
Great organisation and time management
Effectively manage and resolve conflict

Health care for ageing is identified as one of the top five industries to offer a career that's future-proof, with demand for health care workers predicted to grow to 80 million by 2030.

Emotional intelligence
Leadership
Commercial capability
People management
Communications

CRICOS

090192G

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$12,430.00 (6,72,255) per year
Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from AUD $300 – AUD $1,000 per course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 July 2022

Venue

TAFE NSW

Ultimo College,

651-731 Harris Street,

ULTIMO,

New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$12,430.00 (6,72,255) per year
Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from AUD $300 – AUD $1,000 per course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2023

Venue

Kingswood Campus

12-44 O'Connell Street,

KINGSWOOD,

New South Wales,

2747, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Year 12 or equivalent

English Language Requirements:

Academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or equivalent
Or Completion of a TAFE NSW General English Program

TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you require may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW is the largest vocational education and training provider in Australia, grooming its students to be job-ready through hands-on learning.

  • Students can study at 30+ locations in New South Wales
  • Home to over 3,200 international students each year
  • Study options include certificates, diplomas and degrees
  • Offers industry-aligned programs in small classes