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The activities that clients in the aged care, health, and community services sectors take part in can have an extremely positive impact on their daily lives. Get the skills to make a difference.
As you progress through the course content, you’ll learn by working for a fictitious care facility. You’ll be introduced to a range of fictitious colleagues and be faced with a variety of situations you may encounter in a real life workplace. You will put the knowledge you learn into practice with a 120-hour work placement.
The wide range of electives available within this course allows you to tailor your learning to the sector you already, or hope to, work in.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Activities Officer
- Aged Care Activities Officer
- Drop In Support Worker
- Lifestyle Assistant
- Lifestyle Coordinator
- Lifestyle Officer
- Recreation Activities Coordinator
- Recreation Activities Officer
- Recreation Group Leader
- Resident Activities Officer
- Support Worker
What You'll Learn
- How to plan, implement and monitor individual and group activities for a range of clients
- The communication skills to build relationships and work with a diverse range of people
- How to support independence and wellbeing, relationships with carers and families, as well as community participation and social inclusion
- The skills to incorporate sociological concepts into leisure and health programming
- How to effectively provide recovery-orientated mental health services, and home and community support services
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration Study Load
- Maximum 18 months
- 120 hours of work placement
- There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.
- You will need to be at least 18 years old.
- This course involves reading learning content and undertaking a range of written assessments and engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level.
- If you haven’t successfully completed English at Year 12 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:
- Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; or
- 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication
The course contains a minimum of 120 hours of work placement
Workplaces suitable to undertaken structured work placement include:
- Residential aged care facilities
- Respite care facilities
- Day care centres
- Home care environments
- Community support settings
- Rehabilitation services
Your work place must meet certain criteria in regards to facilities, equipment and resources. Your workplace assessor will ascertain whether the workplace is appropriate.
- Case studies
- Matching answers
- Multiple choice questions
- Short-answer questions
- True/False questions
- Workplace Portfolios
- Written reports
Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (RTO: 90197). The testamur will be issued by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.
- Provide appropriate leisure and health services
- Operate within the policies and procedures of the leisure and health sector
- Communicate with clients and co-workers
- Address communication needs
- Facilitate meetings
- Reflect on own perspectives
- Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits
- Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations
- Promote understanding across diverse groups
- Recognise and support individual differences
- Promote independence
- Support physical wellbeing
- Support social, emotional and psychological wellbeing
- Identify the lifespan developmental stages of the client
- Identify how the Australian social context of health might impact on client participation
- Identify how the Australian social context of leisure might impact on client participation
- Identify strategies for participation
About Open Colleges
Open Colleges puts you at the centre of everything we do. As an institution, we measure our success in the success of our students.
We have more than 125 years of experience in distance education, and this has given us the time to perfect the ways we deliver education and training to people across Australia. In the last decade alone, we’ve helped more than 450,000 students reach their potential.
We understand the needs of adult learners. That’s why we created OpenSpace, our world-class online learning platform that gives you complete flexibility and control to study whenever and wherever you are. OpenSpace provides you with access to learning resources, expert trainers and assessors, a superior support network and the opportunity to connect with other learners just like you.
Our nationally recognised courses could help you launch, change or accelerate your career. Now is the time to make your next move. With Open Colleges, everything could happen.
Open Colleges Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organization (RTO 90796)