ELDERLY CARE COURSES PROVIDE FIRM FOOTING
THE demands of an ageing population mean a steady future for care workers who specialise in services for the elderly.
Sydney TAFE’s certificates prepare students for all aspects of managing and caring for the aged.
Students learn in simulated clinical rooms and cover topics including personal care, managing behaviours of concern, dementia and providing food services.
They are taught to manage the social and emotional needs of older people in hospital, care home and within their own environments.
The certificate IV builds on knowledge to include assisting patients with medi-
Students can work in residential care or the home and community environment. or as personal carers, team leaders and assistants in nursing. Visit sydneytafe.edu.au cations, fall prevention and aged care funding processes.
The course is suited to those people who wish to care for the older client. People need to be caring and compassionate and have good time management skills and be willing to learn new things.
Students can further their studies with other community services courses.
An ageing population ensures a strong future for carers.