Careworkers provide personal care and support to residents in aged care, and to older people in hospitals and private residences. They are the largest group of workers in aged care. Careworkers are also involved in supporting residents with palliative care needs.
Online learning and resources for Careworkers are listed below. They will be added to as new resources for Careworkers are released.
Other general information about Careworkers providing palliative care are also listed.
Australian Government Department of Health
Australian Government Department of Health provide a 30 minute course on How to protect yourself and the people you care about from infection with COVID-19.
Advance Care Planning Australia
These learning modules step through explanations of what Advance Care Planning is, why it is important and how to start the conversation. See - Modules 1-9.
CareSearch My Learning modules
A series of case-based online learning modules that introduce the resources in CareSearch and how they can be used in clinical practice. Ranging in level from beginner to advanced. The following modules may be of interest to Careworkers with an interest in understanding evidence-based practice: Modules 4, 5, 6, 9, 10.
Dementia Training Australia
Free online courses, resources and webinars.
Dementia Training Australia (DTA) is funded by the Australian Government to provide nationwide education and training on the care of people living with dementia. A variety of courses are offered for free, including the following which are likely to be of interest for Careworkers caring for people with dementia:
Training modules on motor neurone disease
The 26 Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Aware training modules provide health and community care professionals with a basic understanding of MND and the impact of MND on an individual's life. See Session 5 The needs of people living with MND - an overview.
palliAGED has introductory learning modules for aged care nurses and careworkers are likely to find many of these useful and relevant to their scope of practice.
palliAGED Training and Education has information and resources for careworkers who work in residential aged care.
Last updated 02 August 2021