31 January 2020 12:00 am Australia/Hobart
The Associate Degree in Applied Health and Community Support was designed following extensive consultation with the health, social and community service sectors. The course is suited to those looking to begin a rewarding career, or those seeking to accelerate their careers in health, disability, mental health, aged care or community services.
You will learn the knowledge and skills required to support the delivery of quality health and community services, as well as contemporary skills in leadership, management and communication that are key to professional development and organisational success. You will also choose from a range of electives in health, wellbeing, business and community development so that you can tailor your qualification to areas of interest.
Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of applied learning experiences, including work-integrated learning, simulated work conditions and case studies. In doing so, you will develop work-ready skills, as well as an e-portfolio for future career planning.
This course is suited to school leavers pursuing a career in the health, social or community service sectors or those seeking an alternative career choice in health, disability, mental health, aged care or community services. Individuals with vocational qualifications or relevant experience in the health, social or community service sectors may undertake the course to upskill into roles with additional functional requirements and higher levels of responsibility, and/or to acquire a formal University qualification.
Graduate attributes and course outcomes
The Associate Degree in Applied Health and Community Support will build your capacity to relate to, engage with, and support people in a multitude of ways. The graduate attributes image below represents the spectrum of roles and relationships that will be explored and developed, starting with ‘self’ and the individuals and families you support, and building over the duration of the course to consider broader engagement with communities, service providers and governing bodies. The primary outcomes of the course are to support you to: empower people and families to live well, and to build healthy and inclusive communities.
Duration: Two years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Delivery: A combination of online and face-to-face learning.
Locations: Zeehan, Burnie, Newnham or Sandy Bay.
Start: Term 1 (February 2020) or Term 3 (July 2020).