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Courses and Qualifications

Essential Skills Training and Recruitment is a specialist training provider for Aged Care, Home and Community Care, Disability, Community Services and Management.

CERTIFICATE III

This qualification is designed for individuals looking for supporting participants/clients. This course provides the skills and knowledge to support and provide person-centred services. Work may include day-to-day support of individuals in community settings or support the implementation and delivery of specific community-based programs. At this level, work takes place under the direction of others and supervision may be direct or indirect. Work may take place in a range of community services organisations.

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With the ageing population and the forever changing legislation the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support is a qualification suitable for those currently working in the community sector that want to upgrade to the most current training package, or the not yet qualified or to the individual that is looking for a career in caring and supporting people with a disability, ageing or in the home and community sector. This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to provide personal care, understand technical requirements within the community sector and person-centred support plus practical work placement requirements. This is a great start to great career opportunities.

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CERTIFICATE IV

This qualification is for individuals looking at progressing into team leader/supervisor roles or seeking a career in management. This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to be able to lead, support and empower your team whilst also being able to organise and monitor their performance and workload. Ideal for a diverse range of industries where team leader/ management is required.

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This qualification reflects the role of community service workers who deliver and support person-centred services to individuals and groups. Workers may provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual persons, groups or communities across a range of services. At this level, workers may be autonomous with limited responsibility within established parameters and may supervise others. Work may take place in a range of community service, case work or case management contexts.

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This qualification is suited to support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. It is ideal for someone seeking a career in a supervisor’s/ team leader’s role and is seeking the skills and knowledge to manage a team effectively.

Workers will take responsibility for their own performance within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.

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This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a range of community settings and peoples’ homes, who provide support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work according to and may contribute to an individualised plan, and work without direct supervision. They may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

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This qualification is suited to workers participating or looking at working in the design, implementation and evaluation of leisure, health activities and programs for clients. This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to identify what is required to develop and implement a suitable program that can meet a diverse range of client needs and provides you with the mechanisms to support those high dependent clients where applicable.
Workers may be in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres, completing specialised tasks and functions in relation to leisure and health.

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This qualification reflects the role of end of life doulas, who provide non-medical support to those living with life limiting conditions, terminal illness or advanced ageing, as well as to their families and/or those close to them. End of life doulas also qualify to provide or facilitate home (or other facility) based after-death care, vigil, and ceremony while providing grief and bereavement support.

This qualification is delivered via a Third Party Arrangement, in partnership with Preparing the Way PTW Pty Ltd (trading as Preparing the Way).

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DIPLOMA

This qualification is designed to suit those individuals that are wanting to upskill in a number of management areas. The Diploma is aimed specifically for supervisors or middle managers that have a number of organisational responsibilities and management of staff. It does focus on management change, emotional intelligence, operational planning, effective leadership and many more.

Individuals at this level display initiative and judgement in planning, organising, implementing and monitoring their own workload and the workload of others. They use communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements.

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This qualification reflects the role of community services workers involved in the delivery, management and coordination of person-centred services to individuals, groups, and communities. At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously within their scope of practice under broad directions from senior management.

Workers support people to make change in their lives to improve personal and social wellbeing and may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers. They may also undertake case management and program coordination.

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NON ACCREDITED COURSES

We offer a 3.5 hour non-accredited Bowel Care workshop with skills-based assessment. The aim of this program is to develop an understanding of bowel care for your clients that require support due to underlying health conditions. Our education sessions are designed around industry relevant legislation and practices.

This ½ day  program will cover;

  • Anatomy of physiology & the intestines
  • Common bowel problems & conditions
  • The neurogenic bowel
  • Autonomic dysreflexia
  • Bowel care-invasive and non-invasive support strategies
  • Legal and ethical considerations

Skills Assessment – Administer suppository and enema safely

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We offer a 3.5 hour non-accredited Enteral Feeding workshop with skills-based assessment. The aim of this program is to develop an understanding of enteral feeding and why it is needed. Then understanding your role in supporting clients that require PEG feeds. Our education sessions are designed around industry relevant legislation and practices.

This program will cover;

  • Anatomy & physiology of the digestive system
  • Types of enteral feeding
  • Indicators for P.E.G feeding
  • Health care planning
  • Roles & responsibilities
  • Medications and PEG tubes
  • Legal & ethical considerations

Skills Assessment – Using a feeding pump correctly

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We offer a 3.5 hour competency-based (non-accredited) epilepsy and midazolam training session. The aim of this program is to develop an understanding of epilepsy and the importance of using the drug Midazolam as an emergency intervention for some types of seizures. As Midazolam is a very potent drug, safe and best practices are essential.

Our education sessions are designed around industry relevant legislation and practices. We request a copy of your Epilepsy / Midazolam Administration Policy where available, prior to training delivery. This provides a continuum of information for your staff that will result in safe work practices and positive client outcomes.

This program will cover:

  • Epilepsy causes, classifications of seizures, triggers, medications,
  • Planning and documentation, SUDEP
  • Midazolam – overview, basic pharmacology, administration in emergency, authority to administer, legal considerations

Skills Assessment – Administer Buccal Midazolam

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Essential Skills has a range of programs available for community services organisations to suit the needs of their business and team.

These programs have been developed to assist in skill development for organisations, to improve the quality of service delivery and assist in meeting your registration compliance requirements. Programs can be delivered on site or your staff can come to us in Warabrook.

A number of these programs have the option of a practical skills checklist which can be delivered as part of the training program.

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SHORT COURSES

In Mental Health First Aid, you will learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and learn the skills to feel confident and able to help. Having mental health first aid skills means that you can assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis and make a real difference to your community.

Mental Health First Aid will cover;

  • How to provide initial support to someone who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.
  • The signs and symptoms of common mental health problems in adults.
  • How to provide initial help.
  • Where and how to get professional help.
  • What sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.
  • How to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

Course cost $280

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In this course, you will learn the skills and knowledge required to be able to a provide first aid response and life support, manage casualties, the incident, and other first aiders, until qualified emergency help arrives at the scene of an incident.

Components Included:

  • HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID010 – Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID011 – Provide first aid

Cost: $120

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This course covers the knowledge and skills required to provide CPR, manage and assess an emergency situation, use an automatic external defibrillator (AED), understand DRSABCD and the First Aider’s legal responsibilities. Provide CPR is trained and assessed in line with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.

Components Included:

  • HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Cost: $65

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ONLINE WORKSHOPS

We offer a large library of online training courses specifically developed for the community services sector. Topics have been written inline with the NDIS skill descriptors and Aged Care Standards. Here you can access and pay for courses online, at anytime. All participants will be issued with a certificate of participation upon successful completion of the course. New topics are being added all the time.

Example of courses includes – Managing Diabetes, Catheter Care, Medication Awareness, Workplace Health and Safety including Manual Handling and many more

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