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Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:07 pm

Just started studing at home for cert 3, can't wait for the moment to finalise it. Be interesting to hear other comments and thoughts on the studies and if you found it to be a breeze.

teresa

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Jul 31, 2006, 11:03 am

started cert 3 in aged care today finding it a bit overwhelming i havent done any studying since i left high school how long have you got left

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Jul 31, 2006, 08:37 pm

I've only just started my 1st module on (Provide support to an older person) couple of weeks ago and into only just a few pages, spending every few days doing more, going back to the questions I'm unsure about. Most of the answers are written down in the manuel booklet, but it's really using your common sense I guess. I have to finish this module mid November, but really hoping to get it done alot earlier. Yeah me to have studied since school.

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Aug 01, 2006, 04:46 pm

Hey Guys and Girls :)

First of all Congrats with the studies. Big short staff shortage in the Aged Care sector.

I did my certificate 3 many years ago, 6 to be on the dot, and have been in the Aged Care field for the last 6 yrs. Iam now in a Senior / Team Leader position. If you need any help with ur studies then pls feel free to ask in here or contact me and i shall b glad to assist.

Most of the answers to all the assigments and questions, is common sense - the one bit of advice I was given when I did certf 3, and I was only 16 when I started in this sector, was think of your patients / residents as ur nan or pop, how would u like to have them treated, well treat ur residents with the same respect as what u would want for ur loved one. This bit of information I have relayed to many students undertaking there clinical placement under my supervision.

Aged Care is hard, dont get me wrong, but it is also rewarding at the same time. And in saying that, it can also be sad at times, considering that most of ur clients are at the end of there life, or approaching that stage of death, but in time u will get better at dealing with death and greiving families.

So in closing, best of luck to all of u studying cert 3, and should u need help pls sing out.

Aaron

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Aug 31, 2006, 05:47 am

I am a month into my Cert III Aged care, I am finding it very interesting just completing my 2nd assignment pretty happy with my first mark I got top of the class, bit worried about the second one though have a bit of pressure in keeping up with myself :( feeling as though i don't have enough time and stressing about everything.

So glad there is a forum for me to be able to express my feelings with others who know what i am going through.

Look forward to getting to know everyone.

Nicole11

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Dec 12, 2006, 07:17 pm

Hey every one,

Ive just received my first modules for cert 3 aged care. Its all very overwhelming!! i would be so gratful for any suggestions for studying and any information at all.

Look forward to hearing from you.

jAy

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Feb 10, 2007, 05:30 pm

need help pls am juz a new student in aged care!:( can u pls tell me what handover means and when it occurs? tnx heaps :)

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Feb 10, 2007, 11:29 pm

jAy

Handover - They generally are done @ 0700, 1500 and 2300, or at the shift change over, and they are where the person in charge or who has been looking after a certain section or allocated number of patients updates and informs the on comming nursing / care staff on the conditions of the residents. and if there has been any chances ie, medication, conditions, that sort of stuff.

IE:

Mrs Jones - Medication changes,

Mr Walker - C/O SOB Chest Pain @ 1550, givein 2 GTN

That sort of stuff.

Any more assistance please feel free to contact me and I will be glad to be of assistance :)

Hope this helps

Aaron

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jAy

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Feb 11, 2007, 05:28 pm

King Aaron

Thanks heaps!:) now am not so stressed coz i can talk to someone like u with heaps of experienced in aged care!:)

GodBless

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Feb 15, 2007, 02:17 pm

Hi

I have done my cert. 3 in Aged Care last year. It is the best couse to do. I enjoyed it a lot. My lecture told me if I study each night for 30 minutes, I will pass. So, I did & I passed. Then I also did my cert. 4 in Aged Care. I also passed that. This year I am starting my Bachelor of Nursing, & I can't wait to start. So enjoy your couse, study each night for 30 minutes & enjoy your course!! Goodluck.

vcg

jAy

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Feb 17, 2007, 08:03 pm

need help pls..:( am doin a presentation bout cultural diversity the topic is INDIA. need info about there lifestyle: family, dating & marriage, diet, recreation. pls help me am beginning to stress out.

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Feb 18, 2007, 12:26 pm

Hi jAy,

In order to prepare a good presentation, you just need to take a few logical steps that you can follow for a 5 min presentation or a 10,000 word essay.

First prepare a map of what you want to cover. Start with your central theme - India and on a blank piece of paper just brainstorm all of the ideas you can think you might want to cover. You have already listed a number, there might be others. Then from those ideas, think about what sort of topics fit under them, for example - family might lead you to think about:

  • marriage - arranged or not?
  • children - how many is average?
  • old age - what happens - nursing home, family home, no care?
  • living arrangements - how many generations in one home?
  • dominance - patriachal, matriachal?

You can do this for each of your headings. Then depending on how long your presentation is, you might pick one or two, or all of the sub-points and expand on them.

Then you just need to do the research to answer the questions. You can either use your local library who will no doubt have reference books on India, or good old search engines. For example if you put ' India average children per family' into a search page on www.google.com you come up with some good references to answer that question.

I hope that gets you started!

Good Luck

jAy

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Feb 18, 2007, 10:43 pm

Hi Darren,

Tnx heaps! appreciate a lot!:) really need to do better on this course it means a lot to me.

jAy :)

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Mar 15, 2007, 01:08 pm

hello i did my cert 3 2 years ago it was the best thing i have ever done. I had been mum/step mum for 25 years to 9 children and it was time for me to do something for myself. i feel it is the best job ever, as other people have said it is a hard rewrding job and to always remember that this is the end journy for our elders, and to try and make it the best time for them in everyway possible. It is not just a job which i hear many of my fellow workers say, these are precious people who need our compansion to give them the right care and dignity they need and deserve. Good luck with your training and embarking on a wonderous journey that is never ending changing.

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Mar 21, 2007, 03:12 pm

Hi I have just started studying Certificate III Aged Care via correspondence, so I am looking for someone that could help through out my studies, like a study buddy or something online, if anyone has an good references for web sites or books etc please let me know.

Thanks and good luck with all your studies

marley

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May 01, 2007, 12:05 pm

hi to all, am studying yet again and finding that as said by some of you, the best way to go is to keep things simple, don't overthink and complicate everything. as soon as i start to panic and feel a bit overwelmed i step back and consider just what it is i am doing this for....don't give up....ask for help when you need it and believe that even if this all becomes stressful it is worth it.

having said that, i really need to get back to work, so best wishes, work hard but be kind to yourself at times also

vikki

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Jan 07, 2008, 12:30 pm

hi Aron, everyone

im doing cert11 and cert 111 in aged care and was hoping that you might be able to help me with some information on aged care, it would be great if you can reply to me ASAP as i only have 15 days to go. whats the best internet sites to find answers etc

p.s any help from anyone would be great..

regards vikki

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Jan 22, 2008, 03:46 pm

The book "Aged care in Australia" I found to be a invaluable resource it was published by TAFE in NSW desperately trying to find a copy to purchase otherwise it can be accessed through TAFE libraries

Michelle

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Jan 31, 2008, 02:00 pm

Hi, I want to start an aged care cert III course and I can't decide where to enrol. Any suggestion? I found courses at Thomson Education, AgeConcern, Seek, Tafe, etc.

Thanks, Mihaela

Philly

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Mar 10, 2008, 04:33 pm

Hi, I am up to module 5 in my cert 3 course, and really loving it. Certainly seems very easy. I am doing mine through Kings College, i have a scholarship through the facility that i work in. I can;t wait to finnish!!!!

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