Innovative Aged Care Delivery

Skills Strategies International and Coolibah Care in Mandurah have embarked on a joint venture aimed at improving the skilling of aged care staff. The project will use an intensive coaching model to deliver the CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support. The delivery will be on the job at Coolibah Care with the theory delivered in their training room.

The pilot program will be with four lucky students who will work with the Skills Strategies International (SSI) clinical supervisor. The mode of delivery will mean that learners will be able to be view appropriate practice, complete activities on the job and be able to work with real clients and conditions from the commencement of the course. Students will attend the facility two days per week and have one day per week to work on assessments. Because it is not full-time students will be able to maintain part-time work while they are studying.

The structure of the course is two weeks theory focus on the delivery of the units:

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

These units will be delivered in the context of the facility and will use their policies and procedures to provide absolute relevance. Coolibah will also provide their regular workplace induction so the learners will be part of the workplace team.

The units delivered on the job will include:

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health and community services

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing

CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies or HLTAID011 First Aid

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

Janette Robinson will be the trainer and clinical supervisor who will support the learners on the job and guide them through their learning. She has extensive experience working in aged care and delivering learning in this model.

The benefits of this program to learners will be the relevance associated with being based in the facility. There will also be less written assessment and more observation assessment. We expect that direct instruction will ensure skills uptake is more effective and efficient than being in a classroom.

If you are interested in being considered as a learner in this course which will commence in March please email or call 61432180 or 61100580

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