Course Title: Support people with disabilities who are ageing

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4267

Course Title: Support people with disabilities who are ageing

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS5574C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Workplace

HWSS5608C

Bundoora Campus

TAFE

365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Workplace


Course Contact: Anthony Graham

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254411

Course Contact Email: anthony.graham@rmit.edu.au


Course Description

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to support a person with a disability who is ageing. The unit covers identifying current and future needs, supporting the rights and interests of the person, independent thinking and action and understanding and supporting a person with a disability who has dementia.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCDIS313A Support people with disabilities who are ageing

Elements:

1. Assist people with disabilities who are ageing to identify their current and future needs

2. Support the interests and needs of people with disabilities who are ageing

3. Encourage and support people with disabilities who are ageing to exercise independent action and thinking

4. Support the interests, rights and needs of people with disabilities with pervasive age related changes, including people with dementia


Learning Outcomes

By completing this unit you will achieve and demonstrate competence in the following elements:

1. Assist people with disabilities who are ageing to identify their current and future needs

2. Support the interests and needs of people with disabilities who are ageing

3. Encourage and support people with disabilities who are ageing to exercise independent action and thinking

4. Support the interests, rights and needs of people with disabilities with pervasive age related changes, including people with dementia


Overview of Assessment

A workplace assessment appointment will be undertaken to allow students to present and discuss workplace evidence: Based on the individual student’s knowledge, skills and experience: an individual learning plan will be negotiated and developed. Students may be offered a number of assessment tasks and learning strategies such as workshop attendance, case studies, research project work and workplace activities and support to meet their assessment needs for this course (unit of competency).