Certificate in Training for Elderly Caregivers (TREC)


This course is designed to overcome the shortage of caregivers for the elderly in Malaysia. During this program, the trainees will understand fully the attitude needed to be an elderly caregiver. They will learn about the diseases and infections usually associated with the elderly. Both dependents and independent care will also be focused on, from the process of receiving to the process of returning the elderly to elderly homes. Additionally, the trainees will be exposed to skills to create and maintain great lifestyles for the elderly, allowing them to enrich the lives of the elderly with wholesome activities and a healthy diet. Lastly, they will be trained on how to handle emergency situations and ensure a safe and clean environment for the elderly at these homes.

Entry Requirement
  • A Malaysian Citizen;
  • Minimum PT3 or equivalent;
  • Not less than 18 years of age;
  • Physically and mentally fit
  • Free from infectious diseases
Course Structure
  • Attitude and understanding of elderly care
  • Essential sciences
  • Infection control (theory)
  • Receiving and returning residences
  • Independent residents care management
  • Dependent residents care management
  • Managing residents activities
  • Residence housekeeping
  • Centre cleanliness, safety and hygiene
  • Emergency Care Management
  • Resident’s end of life management
  • Fall Management
  • Infection control (practical)
Training Duration
Training Duration
6 months
CENTEXS, Global University of Lifelong Learning (GULL), Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia
Career Pathway
Career Pathway

Elderly caregiver
Private nurse

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