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PDC20085 - Health Care Work in the Community

Course Details

Course Summary

This online micro-credential has been developed for personnel who work in the community sector caring for others. The micro-credential overviews domestic and personal care skills used in the community setting.

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work in the healthcare profession.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Fees
Full Fee $120
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply
For direct access to the micro-credential, visit our Learning Management Site: Be Different

Simply set up an account on the site to pay and access the micro-credential you wish to study.
Study Area
  • Health
  • Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • Community Services
  • Health
  • Personal Services

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Standard Micro-credential Structure

10 hours
  • Online
No units are associated with this course


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify safe medication support practices
  2. Identify the common risk factors and safe management principles of falls reduction and prevention
  3. Recognise the importance of hand hygiene practices and personal protection equipment
  4. Outline the profound implications of healthy ageing
  5. Identify the standards developed to protect consumers, the workforce and organisations in Human Services in Australia
  6. Describe and identify manual handling risks and safe practice management
  7. Identify common risks and hazards in the home care environment.

This course comprises of the following 7 short courses:

  1. Assisting Client's with Self-Medication
  2. Falls Prevention
  3. Hand Hygiene and Personal Protection Equipment
  4. Healthy Ageing - An Introduction
  5. Human Services Quality Standards
  6. Principles of Manual Handling, Mobility Equipment and Transfers
  7. Risk and Hazard Reduction with Common Services

These courses can be completed as individual courses or completed within this bundled course.

Assessment

Online Quizzes

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