Study Method Online
Institution The Career Academy
Recognition ICOES
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Course overview

Make a difference in the community

This Diploma can help you work towards a meaningful role in caregiving in a home or community setting. Learn solution-focused counselling techniques, understand ways seniors can adapt to change, and how to effectively communicate around grief and loss. Our aged care courses cover enablement approaches useful in a registered home care facility environment and examine ways you might help seniors retain their quality of life and successfully complete rehabilitation. Enrol today to work towards becoming an aged care worker with this comprehensive community support worker course. You can study The Career Academy diploma aged care courses NZ-wide from the comfort of your home.

What you'll learn

  • Learn all the skills needed to thrive as a caregiver
  • Understand healthy body systems, learn about workplace health and safety practices
  • Develop a strong understanding of the legal and ethical frameworks carers work within
  • Use your new skills to help a wide range of people in a variety of contexts
  • Understand common problems in aged care, such as mobility & memory issues, and so much more


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Accredited by The International Council for Online Educational Standards

Study method

  • Online Online info icon
    Online delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
  • Blended Blended info icon
    Blended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
  • In-class In-class info icon
    In class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
  • Virtual Virtual info icon
    Virtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online

Duration study load

  • 200 hours
  • 6 months access
  • Complete 1 module per week

Course features

  • Understand common problems in aged care
  • Use your new skills to help a wide range of people in a variety of contexts
  • Learn skills towards a role as an aged care worker
  • Understand how effective aged care can contribute to maintaining a healthy body
  • Find out about workplace health and safety practices for senior care
  • Develop an understanding of the legal and ethical frameworks carers work within
  • Learn how to properly approach mobility & memory issues
  • The Career Academy donates a portion of all course proceeds to Youthline


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Certificate in Aged Care & Counselling
Understanding an Ageing Population
Lifestyle Changes
Support Services
Counselling Skills
Learning Specific Skills
Listening and Bonding
Advanced Counselling Skills
The Counselling Session
Focusing on the Present
Telephone Counselling
Dealing with Crisis
Counselling Techniques
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy I: Freud, Erikson & Jung
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy II: Adler
Humanistic / Existential Approaches I: Gestalt Therapy
Humanistic / Existential Approaches II
And more!

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Interest-free payment plans starting from $25.

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About The Career Academy

The Career Academy is New Zealand's leading provider of online courses. Their education driven team of developers and tutors are located in Parnell, Auckland. They are committed to providing exceptional online courses and personal tutor support. The Career Academy offers a range of specialist courses to improve job performance. Their focus is on mentoring, inspiring and supporting people through training so their career or business can reap the rewards. The Career Academy’s course delivery is flexible, so their students can study with minimal disruption to their daily life. They offer flexible payment plans so anyone wanting to learn has the opportunity no matter their circumstances.

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