About this course

Entry Requirements

    • USI (Unique Student Identifier) Number
    • Mature age entry (18+)
    • Initial skills assessment
    • Valid and current email address
    • National Police Check (Fee applies)**
    ** For Traineeship / Apprenticeship programs, employer(s) are responsible for all relevant police checks.

Course

Overview: This qualification reflects the role of community workers who follow an individualised plan to provide personalised support to those who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.
  • This qualification can also be done as a traineeship.
Learning Outcomes
  • Entry level understanding of the operations of an Aged Care Facility
  • Provide personal care
  • First Aid Certificate
  • For a detailed outline on the learning outcomes of this qualification, please visit www.training.gov.au
Learner Commitment: In order to undertake this qualification, the learner commitment is expected to be at a minimum of 35-45 hours a week. This includes:
  • Face to Face Classroom
  • Homework and Self-study
  • Work Placement hours
  • Assignment activities
  • Assessment time
*The above mentioned hours may vary based on the learner’s recognition of prior learning and competencies

Possible Job Outcomes: Learners who have successfully completed the course are expected to find employment in the following positions:
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Nursing Support Assistant
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Community Care Worker

Work Placement: 120 hours’ minimum work placement within an Aged Care facility is compulsory for this qualification. Work Experience Insurance will be provided by REACH for Training

*Please Note: The elective units selected are relevant to local industry requirements, the work outcome and the qualification level. The electives listed below are REACH for Training preferred electives

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Core Units

Unit code
(Core - all units required)

Competency Name

CHCCCS015

Provide individualised support

CHCCCS023

Support independence and well being

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems

HLTWHS002

Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

Elective Units
(Elective - optional units)

Competency Name

CHCAGE001

Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE005

Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCCCS011

Meet personal support needs

CHCAGE002

Implement falls prevention strategies

CHCPAL001

Deliver care services using a palliative approach

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

Career Pathway