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    Default Cert 3 aged care

    I'm thinking about working in aged care. At this stage I'm thinking personal care assistant, either in home or within a hospital/care environment. Just wondering if anyone has done cert 3 in aged care, and how you found the workload with kids, house, etc.

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    im doing cert 3 in health services assistance at the moment. Online and I have the option to go to tutorials on a Monday night at the TAFE.

    I think the subjects are fairly similar, I've found anatomy and physiology hard to start with but after 5weeks it seem s to have clicked. We have only been given 3 subjects to starts with.
    We have 6mths to do it. I have 3 yo and an 8 mth old both at home ft and I deliver catalogues one day a week. I find I am managing my time well and I'm not behind at all. My dh works but I just do the work through the day, if it's 1 hr at a time it's better than nothing. I usually get at least 3 hrs at a time to do stuff.

    Hope this helps.

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    That's great, thanks! Our kids are nearly 5, 3 and 6 months, its a toss up whether to put our younger two into creche for a day to get the study done or not (eldest is at school).

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    We can't afford to do it that way but would definetly help if we could. Going to wait until dd3 is at school to go to uni and study nursing.

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    Default Cert 3 aged care

    Quote Originally Posted by chookylaa View Post
    im doing cert 3 in health services assistance at the moment. Online and I have the option to go to tutorials on a Monday night at the TAFE.

    I think the subjects are fairly similar, I've found anatomy and physiology hard to start with but after 5weeks it seem s to have clicked. We have only been given 3 subjects to starts with.
    We have 6mths to do it. I have 3 yo and an 8 mth old both at home ft and I deliver catalogues one day a week. I find I am managing my time well and I'm not behind at all. My dh works but I just do the work through the day, if it's 1 hr at a time it's better than nothing. I usually get at least 3 hrs at a time to do stuff.

    Hope this helps.
    I'm doing my cert 3 HSA at the moment too, so jealous that you have an online option my tafe didnt offer that for some reason!

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    I am looking to start cert III in home and community care through OTEN in the next few weeks and I am wondering how I will go with the kids. I have just given up working in childcare so I will be going from one extreme to another!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbasmum View Post
    I am looking to start cert III in home and community care through OTEN in the next few weeks and I am wondering how I will go with the kids. I have just given up working in childcare so I will be going from one extreme to another!
    That course is my other option! I've think planning will be the key. Structuring the days to allow for study time, and making sure there's a good balance with the kids. I haven't booked in yet, not sure when to do it ( have a few things going on at the moment), but the more I think about it, the more I'm sure it's the right career move for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbasmum View Post
    I am looking to start cert III in home and community care through OTEN in the next few weeks and I am wondering how I will go with the kids. I have just given up working in childcare so I will be going from one extreme to another!
    I think the problem with OTEN is that you have to organise your own placements which can be extremely difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    I think the problem with OTEN is that you have to organise your own placements which can be extremely difficult.
    Yes the thought of organizing this scared me! I have had a look at my nearest nursing homes website and there is a whole section on prac students and also a number I can ring when its time for me to do prac so hopefully it will go smoothly for me


 

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