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trabbott74

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Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:04 pm Last edited Apr 17, 2013, 09:41 pm Update #2

 I started doing the certificate 3 in Aged Care. January 2013. I finished the first subject body systems. Finished the 2nd subject. The third one Work Effectively With Older people. This one is bugging Me. I am not sure, if I am looking to much into it or if I just can't relate the material in the work book and put it down and implement it. If I aim studying wrong. After the third run through the book I am still not getting it all. 1). I have no clue how to write an essay.2) I have never done aged care before.(3) I am not understanding case studies. It may appear that the company I am doing terai course through are on holidays. I work from 7:30am to about 5pm. So I can't do much during the day. At the moment, I need a large amount of help. To finish the third unit/subject.

has anyone got any idea, if it gets harder or what? 

 or has anyone got ideas on how or what to look out for. Resources are limited due to living rurally. 

modified: Thursday 18 April 2013 10:48:19 pm - trabbott74

donniiw

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May 07, 2013, 11:47 am

Hi, I had the same sort of thing happen to me. I had to write a 3,500 word essay on communication, I have just changed providers! Knowing that you live in a rural area and are limited to where you study it may be difficult but speak to your teacher/provider or send emails. Good luck...search on the Internet for other course providers and change if you can't work it out.

Caghs

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May 11, 2013, 04:37 am

I'm on this module right now, and finding it a bit intimidating as well. Want to help each other?
The only difference between us is that I have some experience to fall back on, from working in high-care Aged Care.

trabbott74

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May 19, 2013, 10:25 pm

Hi, Caghs. I finished the third subject. I am awaiting the 4th subject. I seem to have to follow up a lot if I have passed and to get the next subject. Some study help would be good. Not sure how. Never done much study. I am no good at essays. Between working, doing this course and planning a wedding. Time has to be managed well. 

deecee13

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May 24, 2013, 08:50 am

There are slightly different versions of the same course depending on which providor or employer you have.  There are core modules which are the same throughout all versions, but the electives maybe different.  Some are focused more heavily on Residential Care, some on Community Care, others on Domestic Services for Aged Care.  Some employers may depend on you completing your medication module and will have requested the provider include it in the course.  Every few years the course for Cert III is reviewed and ususally upgraded to reflect changes in legislation, WH&S requirements and any skills developed during the revison period.  If not already included, technology will be a requirement soon and can be a frustrating module for older staff wanting to up-skill.  Does the course get harder??? a lot of things come into play when completing a course from a self paced/long distance course such as the way the manuals are written, the style of the writer and the tasks or number of tasks required to complete each module, and there are dozens of manual providers out there. One thing... ALWAYS BUG YOUR FACILITATOR/TRAINER if you are unsure how to approach a question, that's what they get paid the big $'s for, it is in their interest to achieve a favourable outcome for all. :-)

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