Australia’s care sector is undergoing significant changes in order to meet the demands of both our aging population and new support programs such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
People are at the very heart of these changes with government estimating that one in every four jobs created in the five years to 2015 were in the health care and social assistance sector. This ongoing demand means that there are multitudes of opportunities to enter the health and care support workforce.
To assist people with learning more about the industry, AMA Training is offering this introductory course, which will provide the foundation knowledge, skills, awareness and values necessary to seek employment as a care worker.
Health and care support offers you both exciting long-term career opportunities and fascinating day-to-day variety.
The course is designed to be taken in a 3-day block, however individual course components can be booked independently to cater for those students who may have already completed some aspects of this course.
Our three day course covers:
Our trainers have extensive experience within our care industry and therefore understand the needs of employers and clients intimately. In addition to the valuable theoretical insights, you will also gain a number of practical skills that are vital to have before seeking work in a care environment, such as safe manual handling, infection control and the optional first aid component. You will also receive expert advice from a HR professional on interviewing for roles and CV writing.
Start your journey into a rewarding career where you will add value to fellow Australians’ lives in a growing and changing industry. Want to discuss this course in more detail? Feel free to give one of our friendly staff a call on 9273 3033.
There is no formal assessment for Day 1 of the course.
1 Day 2 – Infection Control – On successful completion of class participation, demonstration and written assignments students will be issued a Statement of Attainment for unit HLTINF001 Comply with Infection Prevention and Control Policies and Procedures.
2 Day 3 – Manual Handling – On successful completion of class participation, demonstration and written assignments students will be issued a Statement of Attainment for unit HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely.
3 OPTIONAL – First Aid – Students must complete theory and practical components over two days. Upon successful completion students will be awarded an AMA Training First Aid certificate (valid for 3 years from date of issue) and a Statement of Attainment for unit HLTAID003 Provide first aid
The learning outcomes achieved provide participants with:
Certificate of Participation for ‘An introduction to health and care support work’
Statement of Attainment for Unit of Competency HLTINF001: ‘Comply with Infection Prevention and Control Policies and Procedures’
Statement of Attainment for Unit of Competency HLTWHS005: ‘Conduct Manual Tasks Safely’
Training delivered by AMA Training Services (RTO No. 2010) and Health Training Australia Inc – (RTO No. 50804)