As a person gets older things change in their life; everything from lifestyle to health and their capacity to do things, through to those activities which they choose to pursue. This course helps you understand these changes, and the ways in which a counsellor, carer or anyone else might interact with and support an older person.
To understand the aging process and the common problems the elderly may face is described in this course.
If you are currently working in aged care or would like to move into the industry to establish a career caring for the elderly, the Aged Care and Counselling course is a great foundation for understanding the counselling requirements the elderly need.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Understanding Ageing
  2. Lifestyle Changes
  3. Deterioration of Health
  4. Support Services
  5. Enablement Techniques
  6. Grief and Loss Counselling
  7. Debilitating and Terminal Illness
  8. Losing a Loved One
  9. Ethics and Intervention
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • To discuss theories of ageing, and to develop an understanding of the different stages of human development.
  • To describe the psychological impact of changes which occur as a person reaches old age
  • To understand the effect of physical health problems on older people.
  • Describe the nature and scope of support services, including counseling, for the elderly.
  • Describe a range of solutions that can enable an elderly person to adapt to changed circumstances in order to continue performing tasks or pursuing interests that are becoming increasingly difficult for them.
  • Explain how a variety of counselling techniques can be applied to specific grief and loss situations for counseling elderly persons.
  • Develop a strategy for counselling an elderly person who has been diagnosed with a debilitating or terminal illness.
  • Develop a strategy for counselling an elderly person who has lost a loved one.
  • Determine when and how to intervene in the life of an elderly person