The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre has officially launched another FREE training resource, the Equip Aged Care Learning Packages.
With funding from the Department of Health and Aged Care, the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at the University of Tasmania has developed a free online learning resource for people working in the aged care sector.
The Wicking Dementia Centre has produced world-renowned educational resources for 10 years, with the creation of the free Understanding Dementia, Preventing Dementia and Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
Anyone interested in the aged care sector, can access the Equip learning packages to help enhance their knowledge and keep up to date with current practices.
“The Equip Aged Care Learning introductory packages offers new starters in the aged care workforce and those seeking employment in the sector, the opportunity to gain essential knowledge to assist them to launch into their career in aged care. The learning modules that we have created are also of benefit for volunteers, informal carers, consumers, and anyone with an interest in the care of older people,” said James Vickers, Director of the Wicking Dementia Centre.
“The Equip Aged Care Learning Modules provide a concise, easy to use, portal for learning that promotes the retention of information in an engaging, interactive format. The options to download text and infographics throughout the sessions promote ongoing engagement with the content to ensure understanding and revision of content. Quick, efficient and thought-provoking content,” said Steph Dickinson, Manager at Home Instead Academy.
Each 10-minute module highlights key concepts of each topic, with the content designed to ignite learners’ interest, consolidate key learning points and encourage participants to continue their learning by accessing curated further learning and additional resource links contained within each module.
The content in each module has been developed in close collaboration with academic and other subject matter experts, peak bodies, and expert advisory groups to ensure it reflects contemporary practice and meets the needs of learners.
Equip online module topics:
Benefits of the program:
On completion of all modules in the introductory or refresher learning package, an additional enhanced Equip Aged Care Learning Package certificate is available at no charge which details learning and CPD hours.