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52841WA Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care

National ID: 52841WA | State ID: BEI60

The aim of the Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care is to provide learners with basic industry specific skills and knowledge to either enable transition into a traineeship with in the Community Services sector at the Certificate III level or provide them with basic industry specific skills and knowledge for working in the Aged Care sector.

This course is intended to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to perform the following tasks associated with the Aged Care sector:

  • Provide support services to a client including following a individual plan and reporting and completing documentation
  • Provide support services to a client including responding to an individual’s physical personal support needs and to support activities of daily living.
  • Follow safe work practices
  • Develop an understanding of diverse groups and how to work and communicate with them
  • Communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers
  • Follow infection prevention and control procedures
  • Recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks
  • Recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies

Entrance Requirements

Important information

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

RTO entry requirements for the student include:

Students are required to attend a selection process as identified above prior to enrolment in the program and satisfy the selection panel that they meet requirements of the aged and disability care sectors regarding safety.  This includes:

  • Students must provide a National Police Clearance that does not identify any offences that would prevent the student from working in the Aged or Disability care sector.
  • Students may be asked to provide a Working with Children’s check depending on the placement agencies requirements.
  • Students must be physically fit to perform physical duties associated with providing personal care and domestic support including but not limited to:
    • Manual handling tasks such as hoisting and transferring
    • Assisting with personal care tasks such as showering and feeding
    • Assisting with domestic duties such as cleaning and making beds
  • Students may be asked to provide a medical clearance to support your application.

Students may be asked to provide evidence of immunisation status and may be required to have additional immunisations depending on the placement agencies requirements.

Important information

There are no entry requirements for this qualification although the program business rules stipulate the following:

Prior to the commencement of their training, students must attend a selection process and satisfy the selection panel that they are suitable to participate in the program.

Aged care and disability care sectors have specific requirements to ensure a safe environment for clients and employees.  Students must satisfy the selection panel that they will be able to meet these requirements prior to commencing their work placement.

The selection process will involve the student attending an interview with a panel of three to four people who are representatives of Central Regional TAFE and local Industry placement agencies.  The students will be asked questions regarding their interest and experience with aged care including but not limited to questions such as:

  • What they think this course is about
  • What is their career goal?
  • What is their understanding of the aged care workers role – what do they do?
  • What is their interest in participating in the program?
  • What do they hope to achieve by participation in the program?
  • What time do you have to dedicate to study and participation in the program?
  • What support do you think you will require to successfully complete the program?
  • Do you have any limitations in your physical ability that would impact on you performing job role tasks such as manual handling and person care tasks?
  • Do you have any offences that would prevent you from working in the aged or disability care sector?
  • Do they have any relations or people they know currently living in residential aged care or accessing aged care services?

These questions would enable the panel to assess the applicant’s suitability for the program and which workplace they are suited to.

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
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Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 1, 2020

Geraldton Campus - 52841WA Pre-Traineeship


Fees and charges


Duration 3 month/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Geraldton Campus
How Face to face (class room)
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Page last updated February 14, 2020