Certificate II in Continence Promotion and Care

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Primary Health Care – Co funded Scholarship

The Continence Foundation of Australia is offering a limited number of co-funded scholarships to complete a 100% distance-based, nationally accredited course in continence promotion and care, including the Primary Health Care Elective Unit.

Applications close Sunday, 27th November 2016

Course aim

The Certificate II in Continence Promotion and Care has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge to provide current, client focused continence management and promotion. Providing health care professionals with evidence based, nationally accredited training supports improved patient outcomes and promotes best practice standards.

Course length

This course is offered in a 100% distance-based format. All training resources are provided. The course will require approximately 40 hours of study including essential reading, external reading and completion of the assessment portfolio. The assessment portfolio also requires some workplace based activities.

Participants will learn about:

  • the anatomy and physiology of the bladder and bowel
  • the different types of incontinence
  • incontinence symptoms and treatments
  • continence aids and products
  • basic continence terminology
  • how to access available services

Primary Health Care Elective Module

Primary health care is the first level of contact that individuals, families and communities have with the health care system. In Australia, primary health care professionals work in a range of settings including general practice, community care, domicilliary services and specialist roles.

Primary health care providers have a responsibility to ensure that all people have the opportunity to fully participate in their care. Regardless of the setting, the primary health care provider’s practice is underpinned by a ‘person-centred’ approach to care that maximises the individuals  potential to achieve optimal health.

This module aims to provide a specific understanding of the scope of primary health in Australia and the roles and responsibilities of primary health care professional in screening, assessing and supporting individuals to manage a variety of bladder and bowel problems experienced by people in the Australian community.

Continence Foundation of Australia – Guidelines for Applicants

The total fee for this course is $690.00 (inc GST). As part of a successful application, the student will be required to make a co-payment of $100.00 (inc GST). The Continence Foundation of Australia will fund the remaining course fee of $590.00 (inc GST). If your application is successful, you will be forwarded an invoice for $100.00, course materials will be sent to you upon receipt of payment.

If you have any difficulty submitting your application, or would prefer to apply by phone, mail or fax please contact The Benchmarque Group on 1300 855 572.

Successful applicants are expected to complete and submit their assessment portfolio by Friday, 10 March 2017. If the course is not completed and the assessment portfolio is not submitted by this date, the Continence Foundation reserves the right to issue the scholarship recipient an invoice for the remaining course fee of $590.00.