Certificate II in Continence Promotion and Care

online course $690.00 (per student inc gst)

Course Code 10389NAT

This course has been developed in partnership between the Continence Foundation of Australia Limited (CFA) and The Benchmarque Group Pty Limited.

Incontinence is one of the biggest health issues facing the nation, affecting more than 4.8 million Australian men, women and children of all ages and nationalities, a figure predicted to rise to 6.5 million people by 2030.

Incontinence affects self-esteem, motivation, dignity and independence. It lowers productivity and participation in the workforce and other social and community involvement, and is one of the main reasons for entry to an aged care residential facility.

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 focussed continence management solutions in a variety of settings. Providing health care professionals with evidence based, nationally accredited training supports improved patient outcomes and promotes best practice standards.

Students are required to complete a single core module and at least one elective unit taken from a choice of four, covering residential aged care, disability care, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander continence health care and primary health care including both practice and community nursing.

Offering a contextualised program to meet industry needs supports a students ability to implement skills within the work environment.

Delivery mode

The Certificate II in Continence Promotion and Care is available in 2 delivery modes. The course can be completed as a 100% distance based course or can be delivered as a 1 day face to face program with a post course assessment portfolio.

On registration for the distance based program, students will be provided with a complete set of course materials including Core Module, Selected Elective Module and Assessment Portfolio.

Self Directed Study

The current self directed model of delivery allows access to a broader range of students regardless of geographic location and allows people to complete the program at a pace that suits their current lifestyle and workplace balance. The underlying rationale recognises that students are better able to learn when they can control the flow of their experience, or when their learning is self-directed.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • How much does the course cost?

    The Certificate II in Continence Promotion and Care is available in 2 delivery modes. The course can be completed as a 100% distance based course or can be delivered as a 1 day face to face program with a post course assessment portfolio.

    The self directed course costs $690.00 (Inc GST) including one (1) elective module.

    The face to face workshop costs $750.00 (Inc GST) per student for a minimum of 16 students.

  • What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

    Continuing professional development is the means by which members of the clinical profession maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.

    The CPD cycle involves reviewing practice, identifying learning needs, planning and participating in relevant learning activities, and reflecting on the value of those activities.

  • How many CPD hours/points will I achieve for completing this Program?

    30 CPD Hours.

    For Registered and Enrolled Nurses and Midwives, our recommendation, based on previous student experience for this course is approximately 30 CPD Hours.

    For all other health professionals completing this program, your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements may vary and it is important to remember that it is your responsibility to maintain and register CPD with your professional body. In many instances, your regulatory authority will recognise hours of learning as stated above.

  • How many electives do I need to complete?

    As part of your registration fee you are provided with one (1) elective unit taken from a choice of the Disability Care Elective Module, Primary Health Care Elective Module, Residential Aged Care Elective Module or the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elective Module.

  • Can I complete additional electives?

    Yes. You can choose to complete up to all four (4) elective units. Additional elective units cost $60.00 per unit (Inc GST).

  • When can I start?

    You can start this course immediately. The Certificate II in Continence Promotion and Care is designed to be 100% self directed. Once you have completed your registration and payment, you will be sent a complete set of course materials including all relevant learning materials, resources and assessment portfolio.

  • Why would I complete a self-directed course?

    The current self directed model of delivery allows access to a broader range of students regardless of geographic location and allows people to complete the program at a pace that suits their current lifestyle and workplace balance. The underlying rationale recognises that students are better able to learn when they can control the flow of their experience, or when their learning is self-directed.

  • Is this course recognised by industry?

    Yes. The course is currently endorsed by the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) and carries there endorsement logo.

  • Who do I talk to if I have a question?

    The Benchmarque Group has an allocated program manager for this course. At any time during your study you can email them directly at certificateII@benchmarquegroup.com.au and receive an email reply or request a call back.

    Or if you prefer, you can call The Benchmarque Group on 1300 855 568, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm and we can help you over the phone.

  • How long does the Certificate II in Continence Promotion and Care take to complete?

    The Certificate II in Continence Promotion and Care will require approximately 40 hours of study including essential reading, external reading and completion of the assessment portfolio. The assessment portfolio also requires you to undertake some workplace based activities.

  • Do I become a member of the Continence Foundation of Australia?

    Yes. On successful completion of your program, you will be provided with an application form that will allow you to become a member and enjoy the benefits of a 12 month membership of the Continence Foundation of Australia at no additional charge.

Snapshot

Course Outline

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 focussed continence management solutions in a variety of settings. Providing health care professionals with evidence based, nationally accredited training supports improved patient outcomes and promotes best practice standards.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the program successful students will have the skills and knowledge to perform basic continence screening and assessment in relation to a range of conditions, based on detailed knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the bowel, bladder and related systems.

Units of Competency

• CCPPCH201B Promote continence health
• CCPAAC202B Apply knowledge of continence issues to client interactions
• CCPACC203B Advise on continence control issues
• CCPPCC204B Provide continence care
• HLTAMBFC301D Communicate with clients and colleagues to support health care

Entry Requirements

• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner
• Registered Nurse
• Enrolled Nurse
• Allied Health Worker
• Pharmacist
• Indigenous Social and Emotional Wellbeing Worker
• Medical Assistant
• Personal Care Attendant
• Aged Care Worker
• Disability Support Worker
• Other

Pre Reading

No pre-reading

Course Delivery

• Self-Directed Workshop
• Mandatory third party observed workplace activity
• Written assessment completed and submitted to assessor for marking

Estimated hours of study

75 hours of active learning

Assessment Requirements

To achieve competency in the course participants must: Achieve a result of 80% or higher is required for satisfactory completion for each assessment.

Evidence of clinical workplace activity signed off by a workplace supervisor is required. Acceptable qualified third parties include:
• Registered Nurse who has completed this program (preferred),
• Medical Practitioner.

What to expect

In the face to face deliver mode the study day involves a lecture followed by facilitator demonstration then practice prior to each student performing any skills based activities such as developing a continence care plan in a simulated scenario assessed by the facilitator. Morning/afternoon tea and lunch are provided. Small group discussion and facilitator lead case presentations are commonly utilised during these sessions. Distance based all course materials are supplied.

What to bring

All course materials are supplied. Students find having a few different coloured pens and a highlighter can be useful, and eye glasses, if required, for close work.

CPD Hours

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.

Endorsements

Continence Foundation of Australia Limited. The Australian Primary Care Nurses Association (APNA)