Learning and assessment occurs in two distinct phases. The first phase includes virtual classroom learning, self-paced learning and theory-based assessment. This is followed by the practical placement phase where skills and knowledge are applied and practiced and work-based assessment occurs. Relationships with practical placement partners are established and managed by Aged Care Training Services.
Learning is scheduled as virtual face to face training sessions, with self-paced activities and completion of assignments scheduled in between classes. Training sessions will include theoretical learning as well as skills-based learning using simulated scenarios. Learners will also have the opportunity to visit a workplace to put their learning into context. Self-paced learning will include additional reading (pre and post sessions) and research and assigned learning activities.
The assessment in phase 1 includes written response knowledge-based assessment at the end of each cluster.
Learning in phase 2 occurs in the workplace through the completion of day-to-day practical work tasks under the guidance and supervision of a nominated workplace supervisor during practical placement. Learners will also complete a workplace journal that includes assigned tasks and reflective activities to consolidate their learning practice and provide the assessor with supplementary evidence of the learner’s competency.
Workplace observation assessments will occur during scheduled visits to the workplace/ aged care facility by the assessor during phase 2 when an individual is ready to be assessed. The assessor will also gather feedback from the nominated workplace supervisor at the end of phase 2.
The Below units have been selected with industry consultation and provide a full range of competencies required when providing support to the aging. Units are subject to change at any time at Aged Care Training Services discretion.
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence & wellbeing
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
(Please note that practical placement is a mandatory component of the course completion and may be impacted by COVID should restrictions or government directives prohibit student placement in workplaces such as aged care facilities)