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OTEN Course and Career Guide : 2010 OTEN Course and Career Guide
Caring for others is highly rewarding. Join the ranks of dedicated and highly valued professionals in Australia's fastest growing areas -- Community Services, Children's Services and Dental Care. Community Services and Health has been the fastest growing industry for the past five years. With 157, 000 new jobs created, it has increased at one and a half times the rate of industry overall. This industry is central to the development and of all Australians, providing essential services and support to the whole population from pre-birth and childhood through to old age and for people with a disability. The need for skilled health and community workers is ever present, and o ers a challenging and intensely rewarding career for those with the right personal qualities and training. Certificate III in (NRT) Aged Care OTEN Course Application required. Course No 18167 Training Pkg Community Services National Code CHC30208 On completion of this qualification, you will have gained the knowledge and skills to provide personal care and support to older people in residential and community aged care settings. You will be required to submit a Prohibited Employment Declaration enabling you to take part in work based or practical activities. This course includes practical sessions and therefore students are required to undergo screening and be vaccinated against infectious diseases as well as a Criminal Record Check (both at your own cost), as this is a national requirement by the Australian Government. Certificate IV in (NRT) Alcohol and Other Drugs Work Course No 18175 Training Pkg Community Services National Code CHC40408 Enables you to work as a support or care worker of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues in community based organisations, residential rehabilitation centres or with outreach services with the knowledge and skills to apply appropriate interventions and implement alcohol and drug health promotions. You will be required submit a Prohibited Employment Declaration enabling you to take part in work based or practical activities. Entry requirements: NSW HSC or equivalent, or NSW School Certificate or equivalent and relevant experience. Career opportunities: Case Worker, Community Support Worker, Detoxification Worker, Drug and Alcohol Worker, Family Support Worker, Outreach Worker, Support Worker. Certificate IV in (NRT) Audiometric Assessment Course No 18272 Training Pkg Health National Code HLT41307 Provides the skills needed to perform hearing screenings and assessments to identify hearing impairment, and take appropriate action. At this level you do not prescribe or dispense hearing aids and you are not qualified to work as an independent practitioner. You will be required, on joining this course, to submit a Prohibited Employment Declaration enabling you to take part in any work based or practical activities. You can do this qualification as part of a traineeship. Entry requirements: NSW HSC or equivalent, and have access to suitable and supervised placement for clinical work. Career opportunities: Audiometrist, Screening Audiometrist. Community Services, Children's Services and Health 31 Lisa Northam Certificate IV in Community Services Work Having worked in administration, accounting and commerce for nearly 25 years, Lisa decided to get a qualification that would help her to obtain work in the welfare sector. She is a volunteer telephone counsellor with Lifeline and plans to start the Diploma of Welfare next year. "This course has strengthened skills that I didn't even know I had. I would not have got through it if I didn't have the wonderful support of the teaching sta . Overall it was a very positive experience for me", said Lisa. She hopes to work in the welfare industry, supporting women and children. Lisa was presented with the Vocational Student of the Year Award at the 2009 NSW Training Awards. 60 SECONDS WITH...
2011 OTEN Course and Careers Guide