Certificate III In Aged Care Work

Getting aged is a physically, psychologically and socially difficult process. Getting older is rife with emotional landmines, gerontologists say, including fears of losing one’s independence or getting a serious illness. Each and every one has to cope with age-related changes so as to age gracefully.

The Certificate III in Aged Care introduces you to new insights into the process of growing old, helps you replace the stereotypical thinking about aging with a positive view of aging gracefully, and equips you with the skills to handle the social, physical and psychological well-being of the elderly.

Course Duration

Full time: 6 months (5-hour lessons/day, 5 days/week)
Part time: 12 months (3-hour lessons/day, 3 days/week)

Course Structure

There are a total of 14 modules have to be completed and passed for the award of the Certificate III In Aged Care Work.

Course Module and Synopsis

Orientation to Aged Care Work
This module introduces the structure and profile of aged care services. It discusses the issues affecting older people and their careers as there is an increase in older population. The module describes independent care, residential care and community care, respite care. In addition, the module identifies cultural diversity, various accesses to services and reflects the philosophy of positive ageing, as well as insights into the legal and ethical considerations in relations to healthcare industry.

Assist with Self-medication
This module helps you understand issues and concepts in providing assistance in self-administration of medication. It also provides a detailed account of risks and responsibilities in medication administration. In addition, the module uses practical approaches to help you understand proper medication administration and apply these fundamental concepts to assist your clients.

Communicate Appropriately with Clients and Co-workers
It is essential that as a community service worker you have to communicate with colleagues, clients and others in ways that are appropriate for a particular situation. Therefore, this module is to equip you with the knowledge and ability to be able to utilise a range of effective communication skills in interactions with clients or colleagues.
Comply with Information Requirements of the Aged Care and Community
This module describes the knowledge and skills required to undertake administrative duties of the role including documenting in client records and contribute to the development and monitoring of service delivery plans in accordance with organisational and duty of care requirements.

Facilitate Co-operative Behaviour
The module covers competencies required to deal with unacceptable behaviours and provide support for behaviour management and change. The module will teach you how to monitor clients’ behaviours and use communication strategies to de-escalate conflicts.

Participate in Safety Procedures for Direct Care Work
The module is designed to help you participate in workplace safety procedures. After completing the module, you will enable to identify the major occupational health and safety hazards, assess risk level and follow instructions and procedures with minimal supervision and support.

Participate in the Work Environment
This module aims to introduce a variety of concepts that will assist you to participate effectively in the workplace. It will help you work effectively as an individual and in work groups to contribute to the achievement of organisational objectives.

Provide Care Support Which Is Responsive To the Specific Nature of Dementia
The module focuses on the skills required to take care of demented elderly such as communicating with them, providing appropriate activities to maintain their dignity, skills and health and developing and implementing Strategies which minimise the impact of challenging behaviours.

Provide Personal Care
This module will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to support or assist the older person with their personal care needs within the service delivery plan. The module also covers structures and functions of the various systems of the body and common disorders caused by the ageing process, helps you how to assist the elderly to cope with issues caused by such disorders.

Provide Support to an Older Person
This module provides you with a detailed understanding of issues and concepts surrounding the care of an older person. It also provides a detail account of risks and responsibilities to care for an older person as an individual or an employee of an organization. In addition, the module uses practical approaches to help you understand and apply your learning to various realistic case studies and situations that you may encounter at the workplace in future.

Support the Older Person to Meet Their Emotional and Psychosocial Needs
This unit describes the knowledge and skills require supporting the older person to meet their emotional and psychosocial needs. It also covers how to support an elderly who is experiencing loss and grief.

Work Effectively with Culturally Diverse Clients and Co- Workers
This module deals with the cultural awareness required for effective communication and cooperation with persons of diverse cultures. It will help you develop relationships, communicate effectively with culturally diverse persons and Resolve cross-cultural misunderstanding.

Senior First Aid
This module is designed to provide you with the appropriate skills and knowledge in order to manage a situation where an elderly is seriously injured or suddenly ill. The module prepares you to provide an initial response to sudden injury or illness so that the victim will have a better chance to survive.

Workplace Learning Residential Aged Care
This module will teach you the specifics of basic care for the elderly to meet their nutritional needs, personal hygiene, communications and safety issues.

Comply with Information Requirements of the Aged Care and Community
This module describes the knowledge and skills required to undertake administrative duties of the role including documenting in client records and contribute to the development and monitoring of service delivery plans in accordance with organisational and duty of care requirements.

Support the Older Person to Meet Their Emotional and Psychosocial Needs
This unit describes the knowledge and skills require supporting the older person to meet their emotional and psychosocial needs. It also covers how to support an elderly who is experiencing loss and grief.

Course Learning Objectives

If you are thinking of a career shift to the Healthcare Industry or if you are a housewife looking for an opportunity to update your skills to rejoin the workforce in a care-providing sector, this course will provide you with the relevant skills to be an Elderly Caregiver/Care worker in residential facilities, who works under direct and/or regular supervision within organizational guidelines and service plans.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to carry out activities related to the maintenance of the elderly’s health, providing personal care and supporting the elderly to engage in activities of daily living.

The bonus point you gain after the course is that you will learn to look after not only the elderly patients in nursing homes, but also your loved ones when they are frail and ill at home.

Delivery Mode

Classroom-based lectures and practical sessions

Course Commencement

January, April, July and October

Assessment Methodology

Assessments/Exams are conducted after every module.

Assignments, assessment tasks, portfolios, practicals.

Note:
In case students fail the main examination of a particular module, they are allowed to sit for ‘One’ supplement assessment with payment of the appropriate fee*. Students are to re-take the module, shall they fail the supplementary assessment. Modules are independent of each other.
* Refer to Miscellaneous Fees

Graduation Requirements and Awards

Students must complete and pass all 14 modules to be awarded the Certificate (III) in Aged Care Work will be conferred by the CSM Academy International.
Local students must achieve an attendance of 75% and international students must achieve an attendance of 90% in any month of the course.

Career Opportunities

You can work as a Care Assistant or a Community Care Worker or a Community House Worker or a Disability Service Officer or a Home Care Assistant or In-home Respite Worker or a Nursing Assistant or Personal Caregiver/Care worker or in Support Work.

Entry Requirement

  • Obtained at least a C6 at Secondary II Levels in any three subjects or equivalent

English Requirement

  • At least a C6 at PSLE or equivalent

Application Fee (Non-Refundable and non-transferrable)

International student: S$600 (before GST)
Local student: S$50 (before GST)*

*Local student refers to Singaporeans/PRs/Employment Pass/Dependant pass holders

Course Fee

For local students: S$ 7,500 (before GST)
For International students: S$ 8,400 (before GST)

Insurance Fees

  • Fee Protection Scheme***: Subject to prevailing market rate
  • Medical Insurance Fee****: Subject to prevailing market rate

***The Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) serves to protect students’ paid fees.
****It is compulsory for all local and international students to purchase medical insurance which is valid throughout their course of studies with the CSM Academy International. Local students (Singaporeans, PRs & Non-student’s Pass holders) may opt-out for this scheme if they can provide the proof of adequate medical insurance coverage in Singapore.

Note:

  • Payment of fees is in Singapore Dollars.
  • Payment method only by Cheque/ Nets/ Telegraphic Transfer

Local students

Step 1 – Fill up the following online forms:

  • Application Form – CSM Academy International Pte Ltd

Step 2 – Attached the following documents:

  • A copy of passport-size photographs with white background
  • A copy of passport (must have at least 1 year validity for foreigners with valid pass) / NRIC (For Singaporean / PRs)
  • Notarised/Certified true copies of all your educational transcripts and completion certificates
  • Proof of English Proficiency; either IELTS/TOEFL score sheet or equivalent qualification (if applicable)
  • A copy of resume
  • Application fee (non-transferable and non-refundable):
  • Payment mode:
    • Via Paypal
    • Via Demand Draft / Cheque payable to “CSM Academy International Pte Ltd”; or by Telegraphic Transfer:
      • Account Name: CSM Academy International Pte Ltd
      • Company Address: 250 Sims Avenue #03-01 SPCS Building Singapore 387513
      • Account Number: 3183003044
      • Bank Name: United Overseas Bank Limited
      • Bank Address: Tanjong Pagar Blk 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #01-37/40 Singapore 082001
      • Bank Code: 7375
      • Branch Code: 009
    • Note:All documents must certified true copies of the original documents. If documents are not in English, official translations must be included.
      Please ensure that your application forms and documents reach us at least 2 months before course commencement.

Step 3 – Acceptance by the School
Upon receipt of your completed application, you will be notified of the outcome of your application within 2 weeks. Successful applicants will receive Letter of Acceptance via email and mail out the original copy to applicants.

Step 4: Offer Acceptance
If you decide to accept the offer, you will need to sign the Letter of Acceptance via email/post.

Step 5: Payment of Programme Fees
Upon receipt of your signed Letter of Acceptance, you will be required to bring the original certificates for verification and to sign the student contract and follow by course fee payment.

International Students

Step 1 – Fill up the following forms:

  • Application Form – CSM Academy International Pte Ltd
  • ICA Form 16 and Form V36 (complete in English and duly signed by applicant)

Step 2 – Attach the following documents:

  • A copy of passport-size photographs with white background
  • A copy of passport (must have at least 1 year validity)
  • A copy of birth certificate
  • Notarised/Certified true copies of all your educational transcripts and completion certificates
  • Proof of English Proficiency; either IELTS/TOEFL score sheet or equivalent qualification (if applicable)
  • Resume or Letter from employer certifying period of employment (if applicable)
  • Bank balance to show a minimum of S$30,000 for students from visa-required countries (China, India etc)
  • Application fee (non-transferable and non-refundable):
  • Payment mode:
    • Via Paypal
    • Via Demand Draft / Cheque payable to “CSM Academy International Pte Ltd”; or by Telegraphic Transfer:
      • Account Name: CSM Academy International Pte Ltd
      • Company Address: 250 Sims Avenue #03-01 SPCS Building Singapore 387513
      • Account Number: 3183003044
      • Bank Name: United Overseas Bank Limited
      • Bank Address: Tanjong Pagar Blk 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #01-37/40 Singapore 082001
      • Bank Code: 7375
      • Branch Code: 009
    • Note:All documents must certified true copies of the original documents. If documents are not in English, official translations must be included.
      Please ensure that your application forms and documents reach us at least 2 months before course commencement.

Step 3 – Acceptance by the School
Upon receipt of your completed application, you will be notified of the outcome of your application within 2 weeks. Successful applicants will receive Letter of Acceptance via email and mail out the original copy to applicants.

Step 4: Offer Acceptance
If you decide to accept the offer, you will need to sign the Letter of Acceptance via email/post. Alternatively, you may also submit the documents to CSM Academy’s recruitment partner in your country.

Step 5: Application of Student Pass
Upon receipt of your signed Letter of Acceptance, CSM Academy will proceed to submit your Student’s Pass application via SOLAR+ to Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). You will know of the outcome within 1 – 2 months.

Step 6: Payment of Programme Fees
Once your Student Pass application is approved-in-principle by ICA, you will be required to bring the original certificates for verification and to sign the student contract and follow by course fee payment. Do contact our Student & Industry Outreach Executive if you require student services on arrival such as airport pick-up, accommodation, medical check-up and more.

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