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Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Community College Inc (HKCC)

Believes in community

Since 1925, HKCC has been an active part of the constantly evolving local community. It was founded on catering for the needs of individuals – many deprived coming back from military service – desiring to improve education to qualify for better employment opportunities.
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Community building

Our students are mainly referred by employment and support agencies based in Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai, specialising in disability services, mental health and victims of domestic violence. The Team at HKCC is often graced with success stories from students achieving employment and/or independence within the community.
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Community networks

We believe in both the intellectual and personal growth of learners. We work closely with nearby reputable organisations for the purpose of launching careers through skills and building confidence.
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      • Certificate III FAST TRACK in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

        Are you working in Ageing Support or Home and Community Care and want to be qualified?

        Consultations with industry and health care providers have provided the inspiration for this fast track course. It is for experienced workers who already have most of the required skills and knowledge from working in a broad context of aged/individual care environments with persons needing a wide range of supports. It specialises in both in Ageing, Home and Community Care and reflects the role of support workers in residential or community settings who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred service. Learners will graduate with dual specialisation in ageing, home and community care and a pathway to Certificate IV Aged Care.

        Requirements

        Unit knowledge assessments are required weekly and will take between 2 and 5 hours to complete at home. RPL (recognised prior learning may be applied to the mandatory clinical placement of 120 hours). Learners will be required to provide a letter from their employer stating their tenure of service within the sector and that they have provided personal care/support for over 120 hours under clinical supervision/support to persons with a wide range of support needs.
        Learners require a high level of written and spoken English language.

        Course comprises 14 units – 7 core units and 7 electives

        • 3 elective units in Ageing
        • 4 elective units in Home and community

        The course is dynamic and and varied in classroom activities.

        The course will run on a Wednesday, so you can stay in your job while you upskill to the latest qualification.

        Smart and Skilled subsidies are available if you meet eligibility criteria.

        Subsidised places under Smart and Skilled are available, phone 02 94821189 to check your eligibility.

        commences Wednesday 15 March 2017 for 24 sessions (break for school holidays) 5:30pm to 9pm at Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Community College.

      • Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

        Looking for a rewarding career?

        This new course has replaced Certificate III in Aged Care. It reflects the role of workers in residential or community setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

        Partnerships with Industry creates high quality training and employment.

        HKCC consults with industry and health care providers to develop their work force with recognised qualifications, skills and currency. Industry requires trained staff who can assist clients with medications and deliver care using a palliative approach. Our course has 14 units – 7 core units and 7 electives, 3 elective units in Ageing and 4 elective units in Home and Community. Graduates will receive a dual qualification in ageing, home and community.

        During the course learners are required to complete 120 hours of clinical placement and complete all written assessments to be awarded the qualification.

        Subsidised places under Smart and Skilled are available, make an appointment with the course coordinator to check your eligibility.

        Fees include manuals, classroom tutorials, tutor workplace visits, practical assessments, plus notes/handouts. Cost does not include First aid training. Most employers require first aid training.

        Students must have a high level of written and spoken English language. A current police check will be required.
        The course is on Wednesdays and Fridays 9am – 2.30pm at Level 1, 45 Hunter St, Hornsby.

        Contact college on (02) 9482 1189 to arrange an appointment with the Course Co-ordinator.

      • Yoga

        Yoga is beneficial for men and women of all ages. Stretch, strengthen, energise, improve flexibility and experience wellbeing of body and mind through asanas (postures/exercises), breathing, meditation and relaxation. Note yoga is not suitable for pregnant women – general recommendation is two months after giving birth.

        Pre requisite

        If you have pre-existing back or neck problems or medical conditions, consult your doctor before enrolling. Not suitable for those who are pregnant but perfect for women two months after giving birth.

        What to Bring

        Wear comfortable clothing and please bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket for covering your body during relaxation. You may also want to bring a low cushion for support under head and for sitting. Please bring a water bottle.

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