Course Title: Deliver basic nursing care to older clients

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4203 Certificate IV in Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

Course Title: Deliver basic nursing care to older clients

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 70

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: City: Carylin Lenehan/ Bundoora: Erica Keen

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4837 / 9925 6649

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Course Description

This competency unit describes the skills and knowledge required for the Enrolled/Division 2 Nurse to perform
nursing interventions to support the health care needs of the older person in both acute care settings and residential aged care

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No pre-requisites

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN414A Deliver basic nursing care to older clients


1. Respond to the special health requirements of the older adult

2. Contribute to care plan development for the older person

3. Assist to evaluate outcomes of planned nursing care of the older client

4. Practise within the aged care environment

5. Address contemporary issues in aged care practice

6. Use strategies which relate to the progressive and variable nature of dementia

7. Develop and implement strategies to minimise impact of challenging behaviours

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include:
Observation in the workplace.
Written Assignments/projects, case study and scenario as a basis for discussion of issues and strategies to contribute to best practice.
Questioning: written or verbal