Pathways to a rewarding career
Did you know that the health and care industry accounts for 12.6% of Australia’s working population, according to 2016 Census data? Northern Beaches Community College offers courses that will equip you with the skills to jump straight into this thriving workforce.
You bring your motivation to learn, with flexible study hours that work around your schedule, and Northern Beaches Community College (NBCC) will provide you with the skills that will make you irresistible to any prospective employer.
Kick start a genuinely rewarding career, in which you’ll see results from what you’ve learnt, reflected back at you as you improve the quality of life for others.
“Our students love the supportive and industry relevant learning experience at NBCC. Not only do they learn the necessary skills and knowledge to find rewarding employment, but they also enjoy the classroom group dynamics and the personalised teaching style provided by our trainers,” says Fran Butterworth, Executive Director at NBCC.
The courses include:
Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015
Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015
Certificate III in Health Services Assistance HLT33115
Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance HLT33115
Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015
The Certificate III in Individual Support specialises in ageing, home and community or disability care. You will learn to provide personal care for people in their daily activities, ultimately setting you up to work in the home, or in a residential aged care facility. In this mixed mode course, you will learn about the human body and first aid, client empowerment, safe client care and support practices, amongst other subjects depending whether you specialise in aged care or disability.
The Certificate IV in Community Services is a potential pathway for aspiring case and community service workers. This also has the potential to lead into fields such as domestic violence, family support, health education and support, making this a real opportunity to make a difference in your community. The course is delivered over a period of 12 months, with one evening per week classroom attendance required.
The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance is the first stepping-stone to delivering the highest level of care. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to become a Nursing Assistant in a hospital or health care facility. You will learn about safe working practices and infection control, assisting in an acute care environment, medical terminology, the body and movement, as well as performing patient observations and simple dressings.
The Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance will enable you to work supporting allied health workers, in a range of settings such as hospitals, medical practices, mental health clinics, schools, residential aged care facilities, or in community health organisations. The course runs for five months, making this perfect if you’re wanting to get qualified and out into the workforce quickly!
The Certificate IV in Ageing Support is structured for people who are currently working, or having recently worked in the aged care or home and community care sectors. This course is intended to advance skills and knowledge, as completion of a Certificate III in Individual Support or Aged Care
is a prerequisite.
NBCC recognises life skills and previous experience through recognition of prior learning process for subjects in any of these courses. If successful, this will also reduce the cost of the course.
College campuses are close to home at Brookvale or Narrabeen with a mix of day or evening courses. With smaller classes and industry-experienced trainers, you’ll learn in a supportive environment amongst like-minded people committed to learning. NBCC’s average student has a wide age range, making this the perfect place for people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience.
The courses mentioned can be undertaken as a traineeship. The administration fee for new entrant traineeships has been capped at $1,000. Businesses can receive government incentive payments of up to $4,000 to upskill staff with customised training that dovetails with their individual needs. Study is done in conjunction with work, allowing the worker to gain a nationally accredited qualification while still being employed.
Want to know the best part of all this? Once you’ve finished up, if you decide to go on to further study, you’ll be qualified to continue to work in the same field in which you are studying. Many find employment in the sector either before they finish their course or very soon after, sometimes within the organisation where they have completed their work placement.
Either way, these courses set you up almost immediately for an incredibly rewarding career.