Therapy Assistant / Activities Coordinator

Overview

This course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the role of the Therapy Assistant / Activities Coordinator and the skills and knowledge required to assist the therapist.

Class participation and written assignments are essential requirements for successful completion of this course.

Prerequisites

Certificate III in Aged Care or Certificate III in Home and Community Care preferred.

Course Content

  • The Therapy Assistant / Activities Coordinator role
  • Working with Health Practitioners to develop plans
  • Communication
  • Communication aids
  • Mobility/exercise
  • Aids and equipment
  • Resources
  • Activities of daily living
  • Prepare an activity program
  • Plan and conduct group activities
  • Manage group processes

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the possibilities and limitations of the Therapy Assistant’s / Activities Coordinator’s role
  • Contribute information to the care planning process
  • Work according to the care plan
  • Document work activities and observations
  • Use effective communication techniques to establish rapport with aged and disabled people
  • Aid aged and disabled people to adapt to the effects of illness, injury and disability
  • Assist with the use of aids and equipment
  • Organise, resource and deliver a broad range of group activities
  • Assist with speaking and feeding difficulties

The learning outcomes achieved provide participants with Units of Competency towards a Certificate IV in Ageing Support / Leisure and Health.

Units of Competency issued on successful completion of the course

  • CHCGRP001:    Support group activities
  • CHCGRP002:    Plan and conduct group activities

Assessment

Class participation and written assignments are essential requirements for successful completion of this course.

2018 Program Details

Cost: $795 (GST free) Pay in full before 31 December 2017 to receive a 10% discount
Duration: 7 Weeks (1 day per week: Friday)
Times: 9:00am – 2:30pm
Location: Nedlands
Dates: 2 February – 16 March
4 May – 15 June
10 August – 21 September
26 October – 7 December