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Gain the skills you need to help people improve their quality of life and participation in their local community. Learn how to provide personal care and support to people in the aged community or those living with dementia or a disability in their home, in the community, and in other settings. You will learn to work legally and ethically with a diverse range of people to help them maintain a better quality of life and empower them to build a framework of independence and wellbeing. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Caboolture, Cairns, Gold Coast - Southport, Loganlea, South Bank, Sunshine Coast Health Institute (International), Toowoomba, Townsville (Pimlico)

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Lisa Levi

Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)

Life's good in Cairns. It’s great hanging out on the campus with lots of people from all over the world. It’s not hard to make friends here, once you say hello to people they open up to you and be friendly and want to hang out. There are lots of beaches and beautiful restaurants and cafes, I like to go out and have dinner or have barbeques on the beach and go swimming. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

Lisa Levi
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)
TAFE Queensland North



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Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

CRICOS 03020E | RTO 0275

091775K South Bank
Loganlea
Caboolture
Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
09/07/2018

TAFE Queensland East Coast

CRICOS 02004B | RTO 0418

090347E Mooloolaba Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019
28/01/2020
13/07/2020

TAFE Queensland North  

CRICOS 02012B | RTO 0542

091355G Cairns
Townsville (Pimlico)
Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

CRICOS 03037G | RTO 0083

092079D Southport Full Time Classroom 03/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018

TAFE Queensland South West

CRICOS 02011C | RTO 0526

091800C Toowoomba Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Location/s

Caboolture
Tallon St
Caboolture QLD 4510

Cairns
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

Loganlea
50-68 Armstrong Road
Meadowbrook QLD 4131

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Sunshine Coast Health Institute (International)
Corner of Kawana Way and Doherty St
Birtinya QLD 4575

Toowoomba
100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Townsville (Pimlico)
Cnr Hugh Street & Fulham Road
Pimlico
Townsville QLD 4812

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.

TAFE Queensland Brisbane:

Fitting and ordering will be available at orientation. The following resources are to be purchased by the student:

  • TAFE Queensland Brisbane Aged Care Polo shirt
  • Long navy blue or black pants
  • Enclosed black shoes for practical classes and vocational placement.

It is a workplace health and safety requirement to wear fully enclosed, non-slip shoes for all practical classes and whilst undertaking Vocational Placement.

TAFE Queensland North:

Resources included in the tuition fees are student one TAFE nurse shirt, orientation handbook and relevant learning materials such as study guides, assessment requirements, handouts and workbooks. Students have access to library resources, computers, the Internet and a personal email account at TAFE Queensland North.  Students may need to purchase stationery items such as paper, pens and a USB drive.

Recommended reading:

  • Long term care assisting: Aged Care and Disability 2007 ed. Authors Scott, Webb, Serpentine, Gore.
  • The Australian Carer, Helen Croft, Pearson Education Australia.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast:

Students are required to wear navy blue or black long pants, and black enclosed shoes for all practical classes and vocational placement.  The correct uniform attire is mandatory and students will not be able to attend practical classes or vocational placement without it.

Included in the course fees are:

  • International Student Handbook
  • Student Induction Handbook
  • 2 x TAFE Queensland Gold Coast uniform shirts for practical classes and vocational placement – fitting and ordering will be available at Orientation.
  • It is recommended that students purchase a USB storage device.

TAFE Queensland South West:

Students are required to wear closed-in, non-slip soled shoes (not included in program cost) when at TAFE and when attending Vocational Placement

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Placement

Vocational Placement is an essential component of this qualification. Students will undertake 200 placement hours in an aged care facility organised by TAFE Queensland. This placement will take place after the successful completion of class room activities and prescribed assessments. Students will be required to work the shifts determined by the placement provider and these will include mornings (commencing at 6am), evenings (finishing at 11pm) and possibly some night shifts between Monday and Sunday. Students are expected to have in place strategies to manage family and work commitments in order to meet vocational placement shifts. The vocational placement may be within any aged care facility within the South East Queensland corner and may include holiday periods.  Students will continue to be assessed against prescribed units of competency undertaken during their vocational placement.  If their assessment results are unsatisfactory they will be deemed not competent against those prescribed units.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Important Information

Prior to commencement of course, students must obtain:

  • Must obtain a Blue Card
  • A current Australian Federal Police Check
  • Undertake a Hepatitis B immunisation course or provide proof of Hepatitis B immunisation

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 14 Units:
Core Competencies: 7
Elective Competencies: 7

Further study: Upon completion students may choose to continue to study the Diploma of Nursing.

TAFE Queensland International

Core Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support Core
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing Core
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Elective Units and VPC
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach Elective
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services Elective
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families Elective
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs Elective
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia Elective
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people Elective
VPC200 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme

TAFE Queensland East Coast

Elective Units and VPC
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people Elective
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia Elective
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs Elective
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families Elective
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach Elective
M00VPC120 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme

TAFE Queensland North

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families Elective
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services Elective
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach Elective
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs Specialisation
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia Specialisation
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people Specialisation

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Elective Units and VPC
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people Elective
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia Elective
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families Elective
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services Elective
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach Elective
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs Elective
M00VPC120 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme

TAFE Queensland South West

Elective Units and VPC
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people Elective
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia Elective
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs Elective
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families Elective
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach Elective
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures Elective
M00VPC120 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses.

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
South Bank, Brisbane $7,000 6 Months
Loganlea, Brisbane $7,000 6 Months
Caboolture, Brisbane $7,000 6 Months
Mooloolaba, East Coast $7,000 6 Months
Cairns, North $6,000 6 Months
Townsville (Pimlico), North $6,000 6 Months
Southport, Gold Coast $7,000 6 Months
Toowoomba, South West $8,000 6 Months

Additional costs

TAFE Queensland Brisbane:

  • Closed in shoes - it is a workplace health and safety requirement to wear fully enclosed, non-slip shoes for all practical classes and whilst undertaking Vocational Placement
  • Students are required to purchase a TAFE QLD Brisbane Aged Care Polo shirt - approx. $40
  • Long navy blue or black pants
  • Australian Federal Police Check- approximately $50
  • Travel to and from Placement
  • Desirable and recommended - Hepatitis B vaccinations (3 injections) - approximately $200-$300

TAFE Queensland East Coast:

  • An estimated cost of $235 for additional resources and services is required. Details will be provided at orientation

TAFE Queensland North:

  • Costs for the Blue Card, Police Check and immunisation may be involved for these at students own expense of approximately A$283.

Outcome

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Job prospects

  • Disabilities Services Officer
  • Disability Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Support Worker
  • Disability Officer – Day Support
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Assistant in Nursing (AIN)
  • Carers and Aides
  • Nursing Assistant

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Lisa Levi

Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)

Life's good in Cairns. It’s great hanging out on the campus with lots of people from all over the world. It’s not hard to make friends here, once you say hello to people they open up to you and be friendly and want to hang out. There are lots of beaches and beautiful restaurants and cafes, I like to go out and have dinner or have barbeques on the beach and go swimming. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

Lisa Levi
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)
TAFE Queensland North

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

Read the student rules and refund policy.

Enrolment

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Please note that International Orientation day is compulsory. Students must attend the International Orientation Day before commencing their studies with TAFE Queensland.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation which is usually conducted the week before study commences will help answer many of your questions about studying with TAFE Queensland. This comprehensive orientation covers many important topics including

  • Living in Queensland and understanding our Australian culture

  • Accommodation

  • Banking

  • Transport

  • Student safety

  • Learning support

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), insurance and medical needs

  • Student Support Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Last updated on 21 March 2017

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