Certificate II Scholarship Program

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Free Training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and health professionals working with indigenous people.

The Continence Foundation of Australia is offering 20 fully funded positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers or health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to complete a 100% distance-based, nationally accredited course in continence promotion and care.

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 30th 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

Target audience

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and other health professionals that care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with, or at risk of, continence issues.

Continence Foundation of Australia – Guidelines for Applicants

As part of a successful application, the Continence Foundation of Australia will pay the full course fee of $690.00 (Inc GST). Applicants will need to complete the course within 6 months.

The Continence Foundation of Australia is seeking applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers or health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to complete a 100% distance-based, nationally accredited course in continence promotion and care.

If you have any questions about the fully funded places, please contact the Continence Foundation of Australia on (03) 9347 2522 or via email Cate at c.mckinnon@continence.org.au.

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.

Learning is fun, interactive and culturally appropriate and no prior continence knowledge is required.

Supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and managed by the Continence Foundation of Australia.

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