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OTEN Course and Career Guide : 2011 OTEN Course and Careers Guide
34 TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute – OTEN Course and Career Guide 2011 Community Services, Children’s Services and Health 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 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 offers a challenging and intensely rewarding career for those with the right personal qualities and training. Certificate III in (NRT) Aged Care Course No: 18167 National Code: CHC30208 Description: Provides skills in personal care and support to older people in residential and community aged care facilities. If clinical placement in a public or private hospital or medical facility is part of this course, you will need to undergo screening and be vaccinated against infectious diseases (at your own cost). Please contact the college for further details. You will be required to submit a Prohibited Employment Declaration enabling you to take part in work based or practical activities. Entry Requirements: NSW School Certificate or equivalent, or relevant experience may also be considered. Career Opportunities: Assistant in Nursing, Support Worker, Carer, Personal Care Assistant. Certificate IV in (NRT) Alcohol and Other Drugs Course No: 18175 National Code: CHC40408 Description: 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 to 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. Transcript of Results Alcohol and Other Drugs use in Sport Course No: 32000 WSI PLUS fee: $325 Description: This program is designed to help sports players understand the harmful effects of alcohol and other drug use. It also prepares sports players to be able to assess someone with AOD issues and provide intervention. Entry Requirements: There are no formal educational entry requirements for this course. Career Opportunities: Football and soccer sports players, managers and sporting clubs. Employees working in sporting clubs e.g . leagues clubs, soccer clubs, RSL. Certificate IV in (NRT) Audiometric Assessment Course No: 18272 National Code: HLT41307 Description: This course 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. Samantha Price Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Work OTEN Samantha has worked in the welfare sector for ten years and chose to study this course to further her knowledge of working with people affected by Drugs and Alcohol. She is now undertaking a Master ’s Degree in Gestalt Therapy, and hopes to work as a Counsellor. Achieving an outstanding overall result of 94.16, Samantha placed first in the State in her course, earning her a 2009 TAFE NSW State Medal. “ T his industry challenges and excites me; I love being part of clients’ growth processes and personal journeys. The course sparked other areas of interest for me such as mental health and indigenous studies, which could be a possibility for me in the future. ” 60 SeCondS with...
2010 OTEN Course and Career Guide