As part of this course students will also be required to undertake practical activities related to the course content. The practical delivery will occur in the simulated work environment at the RTO’s site. This environment provides students with equipment, resources and experiences that they would expect to find providing ageing support to clients in a workplace. This realistic nature prepares students to deal with real life situations involving clients and reinforces the safe operating procedures and techniques that are required when dealing with clients requiring support.
During any practical application, students are rotated through the equipment and spend minimal time not involved in practical activities. All equipment is utilised at all times, giving students optimal access to develop the skills required to gain competency.
Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete 120 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualiﬁcation. It is your responsibility as the student to ﬁnd and secure a suitable work placement for the required hours. Usual practical placement hours are 7am-3pm in residential facilities. You may be required to have some afternoon and evening shifts.