Product Description

Course Outline:

Develop your understanding of the ageing process and counselling the elderly to cope more effectively with their grief and aging process.

This Course will teach you how to counsel the elderly or those suffering from dementia and other age-related diseases.

Learn how to discover ways in which a counsellor, caregiver or anyone else might interact with and support an older person, or to expand your knowledge and skills for professional development.

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The Course Covers the Below Topics:

Understanding Ageing

Lifestyle Changes

Deterioration of Health

Support Services

Enablement Techniques

Grief and Loss Counselling

Debilitating and Terminal Illness

Losing a Loved One

Ethics and Intervention

Learning Outcome:

To discuss theories of ageing, and to develop an understanding of the different stages of human development.

To describe the psychological impact of changes which occur as a person reaches old age.

To understand the effect of physical health problems on older people.

Describe the nature and scope of support services, including counselling, for the elderly.

Describe a range of solutions that can enable an elderly person to adapt to changed circumstances in order to continue performing tasks or pursuing interests that are becoming increasingly difficult for them.

Explain how a variety of counselling techniques can be applied to specific Grief and loss situations for counselling elderly persons.

Develop a strategy for counselling an elderly person who has been diagnosed with a debilitating or terminal illness.

Develop a strategy for counselling an elderly person who has lost a loved one.

Determine when and how to intervene in the life of an elderly person.

Career Options:

Successful completion of this course will complement the following careers:

  • Aged Care Counsellor
  • Aged Care Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Community Services worker
  • Health care worker
  • Home Care Personnel

Course Duration:

100 hours of Study

Tutor Support and Assessments

The difference between a good online course and a bad online course is in the quality of tutor support. Our tutors are always available to one-on-one support you via email or a phone call if necessary. We have a policy to get back to the student’s questions in 24-48 hours and assessments are marked within 3-4 days. Students never feel they are on their own and waiting forever. We are proud of the high-quality tutor support we provide from our highly qualified tutors.

Our assessments are designed is such a way that the student feels confident to move forward in the course as they complete each assessment. The feedback from the tutor not only reaffirms the student’s learning process but also gives an opportunity to the student to interact with the tutor regularly. Students are never penalised when their assignment work needs to be improved, rather they are given constructive feedback and requested to resubmit the section where they need improvement. Students do their assignment work at their own pace within the course duration and are not restricted by any deadlines which is the beauty of self-paced learning. The assessments will make the certificate achieved more credible and valuable to the student.

This course has approximately 8-10 assignments and 1 exam to complete the course successfully. You can opt out of the exam and receive a Certificate of Participation.

Pathways and Credits:

This course will receive credits towards some of our higher qualifications.

Payment Options:

We have upfront, monthly and weekly payment options for as little as $50 a week. You can enrol with the “Enrol Now” Button for upfront and monthly payment options. For weekly payment option CLICK HERE TO ENROL. You could also enrol with the below direct debit link if you want to enrol with Direct Debit or Phone or Filling in the application form. Please email us using the ‘Enquire now’ button or call us on 07 5689 1500 if you require any assistance. For credit card enrolments use the ‘Enrol Now’ button, for direct debit use the links below.

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 For additional reading please see the Counselling Handbook.