CRICOS CODE: 114399B
Our course is crafted for compassionate individuals people who want to help seniors at their homes, in communities, or special living places.
Learn in a friendly program that combines useful skills with things you need to know. At Riverdale Institute, we take pride in shaping professionals equipped with the insights and practical expertise needed to navigate the complexities of ageing with grace and proficiency.
Enrol in our program to gain not just theoretical knowledge but a profound understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities associated with ageing. Your journey with us prepares you for a rewarding career in the esteemed field of eldercare, where your skills will be finely tuned to meet the evolving needs of our ageing population.
Be part of Riverdale Institute's graduates who have become vital contributors to the realm of aged care.
Your journey to a caring job begins here at Riverdale Institute.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
Course entry and English language requirements:
- Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
- Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent.
- IELTS band 5.5 (no band lower than 5.0) or equivalent.
Applicant does not need to provide evidence of English language proficiency if one of the following applies:
- Applicant is a citizen and hold a passport from UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland.
- Applicant is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES).
- Applicant is enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course.
- Applicant has completed at least 5 years’ study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland.
- In the 2 years before applying for the student visa, applicant completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while they held a student visa.
- If an applicant has not undertaken any English Language Proficiency Test like IELTS, PTE, etc and does not meet the exempted criteria given above for English language proficiency, an applicant is required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test at Riverdale Institute and required to achieve a satisfactory LLN score to gain entry into their course.
Minimum required LLN score for entry into this course:
- Learning: 3
- Reading: 3
- Writing: 3
- Oral Communication: 3
- Numeracy: 3
Please note that Riverdale Institute will not enrol an applicant into a course, if an applicant is unable to achieve satisfactory LLN score and that Riverdale Institute deems it is unable to offer sufficient LLN support to an applicant to complete their studies.
Pre-training Review (PTR):
The purpose of conducting the Pre-training review is to:
- Ascertain an applicant’s aspirations and interests with due consideration to the likely job outcomes from the development of new competencies and skills.
- Ascertain a suitable, and the most suitable qualification for an applicant to enrol in, based on their existing educational attainment, capabilities, aspirations, and interests and with due consideration to the likely job outcomes from the development of new competencies and skills.
- Ascertain that the proposed training and assessment strategy and resources used are appropriate for an applicant.
- Identify and assess the support needs and services like LLN support, personal support, non-academic support etc that an applicant would require during their studies.
PTR will be conducted during the enrolment application process and before admission is finalised using the PTR form. Please refer to Riverdale Institute’s Pre-Training Review Policy and Procedure.
Total number of units: 18
For more information, please refer to www.training.gov.au
- 15 core units
|Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
|Facilitate the empowerment of older people
|Coordinate services for older people
|Implement interventions with older people at risk
|Provide support to people living with dementia
|Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
|Meet personal support needs
|Support independence and wellbeing
|Support relationships with carers and families
|Work with diverse people
|Manage legal and ethical compliance
|Deliver care services using a palliative approach
|Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
|Recognise healthy body systems
|Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- 3 Elective units
|Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
|Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
|Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
Graduates may pursue further studies in CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support (Release 2), CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (Release 2), CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health (Release 2) to enhance their career prospects within the sector.