Aged Care & Disability
An aged care worker provides personal, physical, social and emotional support to older people who require assistance with daily living, aiming to improve the quality of their life and to maintain independence. The level of assistance provided will depend on the ability and health of the client. Aged care workers provide care and support within a client’s home, in the community or in a residential care setting. They carry out their duties under direct or regular supervision with clearly defined care plans and organisational guidelines.
Home and Community Care
These courses aim to provide students with the knowledge, practical skills and attitudes to assist aged people, and those with disabilities to maintain their independence and quality of life. The courses cover the skills and knowledge to enable them to work effectively in client's homes, supported accommodation or community service settings.
Workers in the disability sector include those who provide direct service delivery as well as those who are responsible for the coordination and management of agencies delivering services to people with a disability. Employment in the sector may also involve community development projects and the provision of information, advice, advocacy and representation services.
Aged Care and Disability Courses
Aged care workers deliver care services using a palliative approach and provide support to people living with dementia. Workers provide support to older people, implementing individualised plans to support their clients’ health and wellbeing, helping them to maintain their independence. Aged care workers may be employed within an aged care facility or may visit individuals in their homes.
Home and Community Care
Occupation titles may include Care assistant / worker, Home maintenance worker, Care service employees, In-home respite giver, Community care worker, Personal care assistant. Community support worker, Personal care giver / worker, Disability support worker, Planned activity assistant, Driver and Home care worker.
This branch of community and health work covers those who are responsible for the coordination and management of agencies delivering services to those with a disability. Workers in these roles are usually also involved in service delivery, either direct client work and/or community development projects and the provision of information, advice, advocacy and representation services.
For further information please contact:
General TAFE SA enquiries
Email: Enquire online
Phone: 1800 882 661 (freecall)
TTY for deaf: 8226 4413