Australia’s population provides a large cross-section of the community needing individual support and care. Additionally, there are more and more opportunities to work with older people across a broad spectrum of areas.
If you are committed to caring for the elderly and helping them to improve their health, well-being and independence, you can gain the knowledge and skills needed for a career in individual support and aged care.
These courses are for people:
- working in this field who want a qualification
- who want to work in this field.
There are courses are in:
- individual support
- home and community care
You will find work in:
- aged care facilities
- supported residential services
- day care centres
- local government agencies
Gain skills and knowledge in:
- the ageing process
- assisting older people with daily living
- caring for people with dementia
- workplace health and safety
- risk management
- culturally sensitive and inclusive practice
- networking skills and opportunities
- working in teams
- caring for younger people with disabilities
- communication with clients and colleagues
- individual support
- safety procedures for direct care work.
We have fully equipped on-site practical rooms at the Preston campus providing students with the opportunity for skills development in a ‘real-life’ settings.
|Certificate III in Health Services Assistance|
Our Certificate III in Health Services Assistance is the foundation for your career in the health industry. With this nationally recognised qualification, you'll gain the skills and knowledge to work in hospitals and healthcare settings around Australia.
|Certificate III in Individual Support|
The Certificate III in Individual Support is a nationally recognised qualification that will give you the practical skills and knowledge to work with older people and enable them to live dignified and meaningful lives. With Australia's ageing population, aged care is a growth industry in which our high quality, comprehensive programs will set you apart
|Certificate IV in Community Services|
Committed to challenging social injustice? Want to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people? Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Community Services provides entry-level skills and knowledge for the community sector.
|Certificate IV in Disability|
Want to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities? With Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Disability you will gain foundational skills and knowledge to work in a valuable and empowering way with people with disabilities.
|Diploma of Community Services|
Take your commitment to solving social disadvantage further. Whether you’re already working in the community sector or have decided on this as a career path, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Community Services will build your professional knowledge and skills, allowing you to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people.
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