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Diploma in Aged Care & Community Support

Make a difference in the community
This Diploma can help you work towards a meaningful role in caregiving in a home or community setting. Learn solution-focused counselling techniques, understand ways seniors can adapt to change, and how to effectively communicate around grief and loss. Our aged care courses cover enablement approaches useful in a registered home care facility environment and examine ways you might help seniors retain their quality of life and successfully complete rehabilitation. Enrol today to work towards becoming an aged care worker with this comprehensive community support worker course. You can study The Career Academy diploma aged care courses NZ-wide from the comfort of your home.

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Duration & Course Level

~200 Hours | 12 Months Access

Study in your own time, at your own pace. Students generally complete one module per-week.

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THE COURSE REALLY SPARKED A HUGE CONNECTION WITH ME FOR FURTHERING PSYCHOLOGY WHICH I NEVER KNEW I HAD!

‘The ability to study online and in my own time was really appealing.’ Amali says. ‘It enabled me to complete the course within just a few months which was great.’ This isn’t uncommon for our students, as self-paced truly means self-paced, and some students end up moving through their courses faster than the duration which we have on the websites.

How you'll benefit

    • Understand common problems in aged care
    • Use your new skills to help a wide range of people in a variety of contexts
    • Learn skills towards a role as an aged care worker 
    • Understand how effective aged care can contribute to maintaining a healthy body 
    • Find out about workplace health and safety practices for senior care
    • Develop an understanding of the legal and ethical frameworks carers work within
    • Learn how to properly approach mobility & memory issues
    • The Career Academy donates a portion of all course proceeds to Youthline

Course Modules

  • Understanding an Ageing Population
  • Lifestyle Changes
  • Physical Changes
  • Support Services
  • Enablement Techniques
  • Grief and Loss Counselling
  • Debilitating and Terminal Illness
  • Losing a Loved One
  • Ethics and Interventions
  • Learning Specific Skills
  • Listening and Bonding
  • Reflection
  • Questioning
  • Interview Techniques
  • Changing Beliefs and Normalising
  • Finding Solutions
  • Ending the Counselling
  • The Counselling Session
  • Focusing on the Present
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Dealing with Crisis
  • Problem Solving Techniques I – Aggression
  • Problem Solving Techniques II – Depression
  • Problem Solving Techniques III – Grief and Loss
  • Problem Solving Techniques IV – Suicide
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy I: Freud, Erikson & Jung
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy II: Adler
  • Humanistic / Existential Approaches I: Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic / Existential Approaches II
  • Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Solution-Focussed Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

International Accreditation at the highest level

  • ICOES is an International Organisation that accredits credible and verifiable qualifications, so you can rest assured you’re completing a qualification that you can have faith in
  • This internationally accredited certificate  holds immense value, not only boosting market recognition but also serves as a prominent testament of accomplishments.

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$995 + GST

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$699 + GST
$1,295 +GST

Why The Career Academy?

We're an internationally recognised online education provider, who partners with industry to deliver you the latest and most up to date content. We have over 15 years experience in online education and help change the lives of over 20,000 students every single year.

  • Upskill and be awarded with a certificate of achievement to help you reach your potential & earn more.
  • Flexible online learning so you can study whenever and wherever you want.
  • Get free access to the career centre who will review and improve your CV to help you succeed.
  • 83% of our graduates say our qualifications improved their ability to get a new job or promotion.

Receive unlimited tutor support

Our professional tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. They’re committed to providing exceptional online course support and personal tutoring to help you succeed. Throughout your course, you’ll receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

Be awarded with an industry recognised certificate

Upon successful completion of your course, you’ll be presented with a Professional Certificate by The Career Academy. This an industry recognised certificate which will go a long way to helping you get a new job or promotion. You’ll also be given access to our exclusive Career Centre and be eligible for a free CV Review.

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After enrolling, you’ll receive an 14-day cooling off period (or trial period). If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee.

Frequently Asked Questions​

There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites to enrol into this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and follow the prompts. 

This course takes approximately 200 hours, and you’ll have up to 12 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

This qualification is Internationally recognised. Our qualifications are highly sought after by employers around the world and accredited by global industry bodies such as ICOES.

Your course will be delivered through our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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