Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - UPSKILL - Re­becca Dargie

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 syd­ 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.

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