Upcoming Courses

CPR (Refresher)

HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CPR saves lives. This course will teach you how to appropriately respond to an emergency situation, perform CPR procedures and clearly communicate details of the incident. Successful completion of this course will enhance your opportunities to work in a first aid role that may require CPR in a range of workplace and community settings.

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CPR (Refresher) - Port Macquarie
1 session - Fri 7 Aug 20
09:00 - 11:30
$75
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CPR (Refresher) - Taree
1 session - Mon 10 Aug 20
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CPR (Refresher) - Port Macquarie
1 session - Thu 27 Aug 20
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CPR (Refresher) - Kempsey
1 session - Wed 2 Sep 20
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CPR (Refresher) - Wauchope
1 session - Thurs 3 Sep 20
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CPR (Refresher) - Taree
1 Session - Tue 8 Sep 20
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CPR (Refresher) - Port Macquarie
1 session - Fri 11 Sep 20
09:00 - 11:30
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CPR (Refresher) - Kempsey
1 session - Wed 23 Sep 20
09:00 - 11:30
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CPR (Refresher) - Wauchope
1 session - Thurs 1 Oct 20
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CPR (Refresher) - Taree
1 session - Fri 16 Oct 20
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CPR (Refresher) - Kempsey
1 session - Wed 28 Oct 20
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First Aid

HTLAID003 Provide first aid
(Incorporates HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support and HLTAID003 Provide first aid)
 

Introduction
Port Macquarie Community College (PMCC) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO number 90315) registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority.
PMCC is proud to offer training in the unit of competency HLTAID003 Provide first aid as nationally recognised training.
Course Description
The aim of this course is to provide the necessary skills and knowledge to sustain life, reduce pain and minimise the consequences of injury or sudden illness until professional help arrives.
On successful completion of the course you will be able to:
  • Respond to an emergency situation
  • Perform CPR procedures
  • Communicate details of the incident
  • Apply appropriate first aid procedures
  • Evaluate the incident and own performance
If successful you will receive a Statement of Attainment from Port Macquarie Community College RTO 90315. First Aiders should attend training on a regular basis to refresh their first aid knowledge and skills and to confirm their competence to provide first aid. Refresher training in CPR should be undertaken annually and first aid qualification should be renewed every three years.

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First Aid - Port Macquarie
1 session - Fri 7 Aug 20
09:00 - 17:00
$170
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First Aid - Taree
1 session - Mon 10 Aug 20
09:00 - 17:00
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First Aid - Port Macquarie
1 session - Thu 27 Aug 20
09:00 - 17:00
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First Aid - Kempsey
1 session - Wed 2 Sep 20
09:00 - 17:00
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First Aid - Wauchope
1 session - Thur 3 Sep 20
09:00 - 17:00
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First Aid - Taree
1 Session - Tue 8 Sep 20
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First Aid - Port Macquarie
1 session - Fri 11 Sep 20
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First Aid - Kempsey
1 session - Wed 23 Sep 20
09:00 - 17:00
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First Aid - Wauchope
1 session - Thur 1 Oct 20
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First Aid - Taree
1 session - Fri 16 Oct 20
09:00 - 17:00
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First Aid - Kempsey
1 session - Wed 28 Oct 20
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First Aid - Wauchope
1 session - Thur 5 Nov 20
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First Aid in an education and care setting

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required by educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies, for infants, children and adults. This unit incorporates HLTAID003 Apply first Aid and this is a pre-requisite to HLTAID004. If you do not not have the HLTAID003  then to do both is $215. If you do then the cost for this course is only $65. You must show the trainer your First Aid certificate in the session.

On successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment in HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting.

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This training is subsidised by the NSW Government - The listed price applies to students who are not eligible for Community Service Obligation (CSO) funding.

If you answer yes to the following questions, you may be eligible:

  • 15 years old or over?
  • no longer at school?
  • living or working in NSW?
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or;
  • Government Benefit Recipient
 
If you answered 'Yes' to the questions above, please contact the College to confirm your eligiblity.

To enrol in this course you require a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

First Aid in an education and care setting - Port Macquarie
1 session - Fri 7 Aug 20
09:00 - 19:00
$215
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First Aid in an education and care setting - Taree
1 session - Mon 10 Aug 20
09:00 - 19:00
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First Aid in an education and care setting - Port Macquarie
1 session - Thu 27 Aug 20
09:00 - 19:00
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First Aid in an education and care setting - Wauchope
1 session - Thurs 3 Sep 20
09:00 - 19:00
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First Aid in an education and care setting - Taree
1 Session - Tue 8 Sep 20
09:00 - 19:00
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First Aid in an education and care setting - Port Macquarie
1 session - Fri 11 Sep 20
09:00 - 19:00
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First Aid in an education and care setting - Wauchope
1 session - Thurs 1 Oct 20
09:00 - 19:00
$215
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First Aid in an education and care setting - Taree
1 session - Fri 16 Oct 20
09:00 - 19:00
$215
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First Aid in an education and care setting - Kempsey
1 session - Wed 28 Oct 20
09:00 - 19:00
$215
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First Aid in an education and care setting - Wauchope
1 session - Thurs 5 Nov 20
09:00 - 19:00
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First Aid in an education and care setting - Kempsey
1 session - Wed 18 Nov 20
09:00 - 19:00
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National Qualifications

Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015)

Aged CAre Resident

CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Release 2)

Introduction

Port Macquarie Community College Inc. is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO number 90315) registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority. Port Macquarie Community College Inc. is proud to offer the CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support as a 26 week program with a mandatory 120 hours of work placement in an Aged Care Facility.
 
 If you want to join a caring profession, Certificate III in Individual Support will give you the preparation you need. Learn how to provide effective support to older and disadvantaged people at a range of different care levels.
This qualification will enable you to work in residential facilities and carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people in an aged care setting or in a disability support setting in the community or in a group home situation.
Suitable for people who would like to establish a career in aged care or disability support. It is also
relevant to those who are already working under direct supervision in the field of aged care,
home care or disability, and are looking to develop new skills and further their career.
 
This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

 

Who is responsible for your training?

Port Macquarie Community College Inc. is responsible under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 for the quality of the training and assessment being delivered in this course and for the issuance of all AQF certificates.

Units of Competency 

The CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support comprises 13 units of competency. Port Macquarie Community College Inc. has organised these units of competency into relevant clusters relating to shared skills and knowledge or shared work tasks. This results in an efficient delivery of training and assessment and a structure that is very logical for learners.
 
To be issued the qualification CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support, a learner must be assessed as competent in 13 units of competency. These units of competency are comprised of 7 core units and 6 elective units. Port Macquarie Community College Inc. has selected the elective units of competency within this course and have chosen these based on providing the learner a broad set of skills for Aged Care and Disability Support. The selected units of competency are also supported by the learning content within the prescribed text.
 
The selection of these units of competency and the course structure has been confirmed through industry engagement undertaken by Port Macquarie Community College Inc.

The CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support is delivered using the course structure outlined below:

 
Mode of delivery:
Blended, combining classroom sessions, self-paced study
Course duration:
26 weeks plus 120 hours of work placement  
Unit delivery structure and sequence:
Sequence
Units
1
HLTWHS002  Follow safe work practices for direct client care
2
CHCLEG001  Work legally and ethically
3
CHCCCS011  Meet personal support needs
4
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community         services
5
HLTAAP001    Recognise healthy body systems
6
CHCDIV001    Work with diverse people
7
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
8
CHCCCS023  Support independence and well being
9
CHCAGE001  Facilitate the empowerment of older people
10
CHCDIS001    Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
11
CHCDIS002    Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
12
CHCDIS003    Support community participation and social inclusion
13
CHCAGE005  Provide support to people living with dementia















 

 


National recognition

These competencies have been drawn from the nationally endorsed industry training package the Foundation Skills Training Package (FSK). On successfully completing the training and assessment, the CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support qualification will be issued. A transcript listing all units of competency will also be issued. The qualification and units of competency are nationally recognised and provide individuals with a valuable pathway to employment or further study. Port Macquarie Community College Inc. will issue a qualification within 30 days of the final assessment being completed.

Program outline

The course will be delivered over 26 weeks, face-to-face, self-paced and online learning activities and work placement. The standard course attendance time a minimum of 18 hours per week. The specific days of the week on which training is scheduled will be advised on enquiry and agreement with trainer and can vary with each intake.
Whilst learners will attend the formal trainer led training sessions averaging 18 hours per week, the training is enhanced through self-paced activities as set out in the learner workbook and online activities and self-paced learning and feedback of minimum 10 hours per week, as well as the benefits of experiential learning that comes with work placement.
Formal trainer led sessions 3 days per week for 6 hours per day will be support with self-pace learning, reading and online activities additional support over the phone or via email depending on operational needs.
A learning log is completed by the student to capture work placement experience relevant to the program and signed off by the Workplace supervisor (3rd Party) and the assessor.

Locations

Classroom training and practical skills training will be delivered at the following locations:
Classroom Training Site: 77 Hastings River Drive Port Macquarie NSW 2444  
Practical Training Site: A range of local Employers including Bundaleer and Uniting Aged Care
  

Expected duration 

The program is designed to be delivered over 26 weeks. Port Macquarie Community College Inc. is able to support participants that need additional time. Alternatively, participants who have pre-existing skills and knowledge may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration.

Assessment requirements 

The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, projects, practical demonstrations and knowledge tests, written and oral assessments as well as observation. The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods that are to be applied: 
  • Practical Demonstration The trainer provides assessment and training events through demonstration.  The learner is required to demonstrate a range of skills and applied knowledge whilst being observed. Third party evidence provided by the Workplace Supervisor will support the work conditions and performance expectations. These tasks typically involve the learner performing a practical task required of their job which is aligned to an approved assessment. These tasks will also generally involve a discussion between the learner and the workplace supervisor / assessor immediately after the demonstration to gather further evidence of competency through verbal questioning.
  •  Written/Reflection The learner is required to respond to a range of questions and/or case study activities. The learner will research their answers from the issued learning material and other references. A written knowledge assessment will relate directly to the required knowledge evidence in the units of competency and aims to collect both the valid and sufficient evidence of the candidate’s knowledge. (where writing is difficult this form of an assessment will be substituted or supplemented to account for the learning barrier) The assessor will review the learner’s submission and using assessment benchmarks will review this work and provide feedback to the learner. The learner is expected to provide a satisfactory response for all questions and case study activities.  
  • Presentation/Observation The learner is required to undertake a range of tasks. Where appropriate, the learner will be supplied with template documents, access to equipment and tools and will be observed with feedback provided by the trainer.    
  • Third Party Feedback The learner is required to complete the Suvee Competency Record (Log book) and have their workplace supervisor record their comments in the log book in accordance with their work placement policy. The work place supervisor will observe and report on performance (3rd party evidence) aligned to each unit of competence. The Assessor will meet with the Workplace Supervisor to discuss performance and review the comments. The assessor will observe the student complete all unit of competency. The trainer will record the assessment outcome in the logbook and other documentation as required.   

Practical (work) placement

Students in the CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support are required to participate in a minimum of 120 hours work placement. 

Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites or entry requirements identified in the relevant training packages.

Entry requirements

 Port Macquarie Community College require that learners:
  • Learners must be 15 years or older
  • Provide photo identification is required to be sighted prior to course commencement.
  • Funded learners must meet funding eligibility prior to commencement
Literacy, numeracy and digital assessment is a requirement prior to commencement but may be estimated using varying methods.

Recognition of Prior Learning 

Applicants can apply for recognition of their existing skills and knowledge that are relevant to the units of competency within the program. These skills and knowledge may have been obtained through workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of units required to be completed during the program. Students are encouraged to notify Port Macquarie Community College Inc. of their interest or intention to apply for RPL prior to their enrolment. We will provide you a pre-training review questionnaire that gathers information about your prior experience. This information is then used to determine the best pathway for you to achieve competency.

Student Information 

Detailed student information is available within our Student Handbook which is supplied with the enrolment package. This booklet contains important information about a student’s rights and obligations such as their right to privacy, a safe training environment and the right to complain or appeal an assessment decision. It is important that persons applying for enrolment have had an opportunity to review this information first. Please contact us and we can send this information to you straight away. 

Dress and Equipment Requirements

Students are required to present to class in neat, casual attire suitable for participation in practical, workshop activities including suitable closed toe shoes. In preparation for work placement and future employment, students are encouraged to wear dark pants and a plain light coloured polo shirt. Appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be issued according to the practical task being undertaken. The use of appropriate PPE is not negotiable.
 
Student will require basic stationary and a notebook according to their own study preferences during classroom learning sessions and their own self-paced study. Access to a computer which has an internet connection is recommended to assist students to undertake study and research in response to some assessment tasks.
 
Students may bring portable electronic devices to classroom sessions such a small laptops or tables if they wish. Students are advised that no provision will be made to charge these devices in the classroom and charging or power extension leads are not to be used in the classroom. Students are issued with printed resources from Suvee and  Small Print to assist with their study. 

Cost 

Smart & Skilled concessions are available for this qualification. This course may also be available on a fee for service arrangement. The current cost can be found in our Fee Schedule along with details of refund rights and obligations.
Subsidised Prices – Eligibility as per smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au
First Qualification $1450
Second Qualification $1750
Concession $240
Full Fee (Un Subsidised) $6620
 
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Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015)

Aged Care Worker and Patient

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Introduction
Port Macquarie Community College (PMCC) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO number 90315) registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority. PMCC is proud to offer the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support as a 2 year part time program. The course will be delivered over 104 weeks and include face-to-face, self-paced and online learning activities and work placement.
The standard course will require a commitment of a minimum of 18 hours per week study this can be reduced based on level of credit transfer/ RPL. The program involves both scheduled one on one learning activities (1 x 4 hour session per month) and workplace based training and assessment and is suitable for those wanting to step up and take a leadership role in the industry. CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support will give you the higher level skills you need to take your career to the next level.
This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.
Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication

.

Who is responsible for your training?

PMCC is responsible under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 for the quality of the training and assessment being delivered in this course and for the issuance of all AQF certificates.

Units of Competency

The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support comprises 18 units of competency. PMCC has organised these units of competency into relevant clusters relating to shared skills and knowledge or shared work tasks. This results in an efficient delivery of training and assessment and a structure that is very logical for learners.

To be issued the qualification CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, a learner must be assessed as competent in 18 units of competency. These units of competency are comprised of 15 core units and 3 elective units. PMCC has selected the elective units of competency within this course and have chosen these based on providing the learner a broad set of skills with a focus on providing leadership in the aged care workplace and facilitating compliance through research and sound policy development. The selected units of competency are also supported by the learning content within the prescribed text.
The selection of these units of competency and the course structure has been confirmed through industry engagement undertaken by PMCC.
The CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support is delivered using the course structure outlined below:

 
Sequence Units
1 HLTWHS002  Follow safe work practices for direct client care
2 CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
3 CHCCCS011  Meet personal support needs
4 CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
5 HLTAAP001    Recognise healthy body systems
6 CHCDIV001    Work with diverse people
7 CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
8 CHCCCS023  Support independence and well being
9 CHCAGE001  Facilitate the empowerment of older people
10 CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
11 CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
12 CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
13 CHCAGE005  Provide support to people living with dementia
14 CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
15 CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
16 HLTAID003     Provide first aid
17 BSBINM201 Process and maintain workplace information
18 BSBWOR204 Use business technology
 

National recognition

 
These competencies have been drawn from the nationally endorsed industry training package the Community Services Training Package (CHC). On successfully completing the training and assessment, the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support qualification will be issued. A transcript listing all units of competency will also be issued. The qualification and units of competency are nationally recognised and provide individuals with a valuable qualification that can be applied throughout Australia and the wider children’s services community. PMCC will issue a qualification within 30 days of the final assessment being completed.
 

Program outline

This Program is a self-paced learning option for experienced learners that are working or have worked in the sector. One on one training sessions will be provided once a month for 4 hours, either at the college or onsite and will involve presentations, discussions, skill demonstrations, activities. Learners are issued with printed learning guides and are also provided relevant handouts applicable for workplace learning e.g. organisation policies and procedures. Learners also receive a copy of each presentation in order to allow them to take notes through the day. The training material has been prepared in support of each unit of competency individually and will be delivered according to the sequence identified above and are sequenced in a way that allows a logical progression.  Activities assist to tie multiple unit outcomes together and reinforce learning.
Participants will be provided with professionally presented reference material to assist them to develop their knowledge of the subject.

 

Locations

 
Classroom training and practical skills training will be delivered at the following locations:
 
  • Classroom Training Site: 77 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie NSW 2444
 
  • Practical Training Site: Bundaleer Nursing Home, 4/8 Johnstone St Wauchope
 
  • Practical Training Site: Bundaleer Care Services, Cameron St, Wauchope NSW 2446
 
 

Expected duration

The program is designed to be delivered over 24 months. PMCC is able to support participants that need additional time. Alternatively, participants who have pre-existing skills and knowledge may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration.
 
 

Assessment requirements

 
The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, projects, knowledge tests, response to case studies and feedback from supervisors. The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods that are to be applied:
 
  • Practical Demonstration. The trainer provides assessment and training events where student can be observed during practical demonstration of skills.  The learner is required to demonstrate a range of skills and applied knowledge whilst being observed. Third party evidence provided by the Workplace Supervisor will support the work conditions and performance expectations. These tasks typically involve the learner performing a practical task required of their job which is aligned to an approved assessment. These tasks will also generally involve a discussion between the learner and the workplace supervisor / assessor immediately after the demonstration to gather further evidence of competency through verbal questioning.
  • Portfolio of work The learner is required to prepare a portfolio of work based on completed activities which reflect requirements of the work placement applicable to the unit of competency. A portfolio of work may include photographs, audio (where appropriate) and completed work based documents aligned to the specifications of the assessment. (Subject to employer permission). Learners are reminded to retain a copy of their own work before submission. The assessor will review the submitted portfolio of work against the requirements of the unit of competency to conduct the assessment.
  • Written/reflection The learner is required to respond to a range of questions and/or case study activities. The learner will research their answers from the issued learning material and other references. A written knowledge assessment will relate directly to the required knowledge evidence in the units of competency and aims to collect both the valid and sufficient evidence of the candidate’s knowledge. (where writing is difficult this form of an assessment will be substituted or supplemented to account for the learning barrier) The assessor will review the learner’s submission and using assessment benchmarks will review this work and provide feedback to the learner. The learner is expected to provide a satisfactory response for all questions and case study activities. ‚Äč
  • Knowledge Test. The student is required to undertake a number of written knowledge tests over the course of his or her study. These tests will be provided to the student by the assessor at an arranged time and the student will be required to individually complete the test. The student may research their answers from the course training materials and notes as well as relevant workplace references.
  • Presentation/Observation The learner is required to undertake a range of tasks. Where appropriate, the learner will be supplied with template documents, access to equipment and tools and will be observed with feedback provided by the trainer.  
  • Third Party Feedback The learner is required to complete the Competency Record (Log book) and have their workplace supervisor record their comments in the log book in accordance with their work requirement and policy. The work place supervisor will observe and report on performance (3rd party evidence) aligned to each unit of competence. The Assessor will meet with the Workplace Supervisor to discuss performance and review the comments. The assessor will observe the student complete all units of competency. The trainer will record the assessment outcome in the logbook and other documentation as required. 

Practical (work) placement

 
The course is delivered over 104 weeks and included 120 hours of work place assessment and self-managed learning based on the employer’s needs. It is delivered through agreed processes initiated by the Student, employer and trainer.
Over the 104 weeks program we have included workplace experience of 120 hours per student. They will also have access to employer based online learning opportunities.
The Volume of learning is influenced by the following criteria; 
Min 120 hours of work placement employment experience

Work placement =                                                               120 hours
One on One training 24 months by 4 hours per month     96 hours
Total =  216 hours


Note: Credit transfer will significant reduce this time
Student who are already working in the aged care sector are encouraged to use their existing workplace to complete these practical placement hours providing it meets the requirement’s necessary to conduct assessment. Students who are not already working in aged care may nominate an accredited aged care service for their practical placement. PMCC can also assist students who need to find an alternate placement using its network in the aged care sector. In all cases, PMCC will engage with the nominated workplace to ensure that it will provide a suitable environment to gather practical experience across all tasks outlined in the units of competency. PMCC will need to establish a formal Work Placement Agreement with the nominated workplace.
 
PMCC also require a minimum level of supervision for students, a safe working environment and will need to undertake regular visits to the workplace to undertake practical assessment of the student performing education and care tasks. Student should note that unless they have established other arrangements with their employer, practical placement is performed as unpaid work.

Pre requisites

There  are  no  specified  entry  requirements  for  this  qualification  specified  within  the  Industry Training Package.

Entry requirements
 
PMCC requires persons who undertake this course to:
  •  Hold a current NSW Working with Children check.
  •  Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to recording care routines, maintaining education and care notes, providing written feedback to parents, recording medication and nutritional  information,  interpreting workplace policy and procedure, reporting hazards, preparing child development sessions and develop child development programs. 
  • Students are required to complete a mandatory 120 hours of work placement in a facility. Police checks will be undertaken prior to placement.
Please note. PMCC will engage with persons expressing interest in enrolment to discuss their language, literacy and numeracy skills. PMCC can provide additional learning support to students who require basic assistance. For students who have more fundamental support needs, PMCC can refer these students to a specialist language, literacy and numeracy development provider who can assist students to improve their language, literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to suitably commence the course.

Recognition of Prior Learning

 Applicants can apply for recognition of their existing skills and knowledge that are relevant to the units of competency within the program. These skills and knowledge may have been obtained through workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of units required to be completed during the program. Students are encouraged to notify PMCC of their interest or intention to apply for RPL prior to their enrolment. We will provide you a pre-training review questionnaire that gathers information about your prior experience. This information is then used to determine the best pathway for you to achieve competency.
 

Student Information

 
Detailed student information is available within our Student Handbook which is supplied with the enrolment package. This booklet contains important information about a student’s rights and obligations such as their right to privacy, a safe training environment and the right to complain or appeal an assessment decision. It is important that persons applying for enrolment have had an opportunity to review this information first. Please contact us and we can send this information to you straight away.
 

Dress and Equipment Requirements

 
Students are required to present to class in neat, casual attire suitable for participation in practical activities. Specific clothing requirements for work placement will be discussed during Day 1 Induction; however at a minimum student will require plain black pants (track pants or leggings are prohibited) and suitable closed toe shoes.
 
Student will require basic stationary and a notebook according to their own study preferences during classroom learning sessions and their own self-paced study. Access to a computer which has an internet connection is recommended to assist students to undertake study and research in response to some assessment tasks.
 
Students may bring portable electronic devices to classroom sessions such a small laptops or tables if they wish. Students are advised that no provision will be made to charge these devices in the classroom and charging or power extension leads are not to be used in the classroom. Students are issued with professional Learning resources from Suvee and Small Print to assist with their study.

 

Cost

 
This course is available on a fee for service arrangement. The current cost can be found in our Fee Schedule along with details of refund rights and obligations.
 
Subsidised Prices – Eligibility as per smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au
First Qualification $1990
Second Qualification $2320
Concession $240
Full Fee (Un Subsidised) $10200
 
 
Contact us and get the ball rolling! 
Phone: 02 6583 7288  Email:  admin@skillslink.edu.au  Website: www.skillslink.edu.au