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 support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; in residential, home or community based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.
  • This qualification can also be done as a traineeship.
Learning Outcomes
  • Provide support to older people at risk in a variety of organisational settings
  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • Ability to work with people with mental health issues
  • 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

Potential Job Outcomes: Learners who have successfully completed the course are expected to find employment in the following positions:
  • Accommodation support worker
  • Assistant hostel supervisor
  • Care supervisor
  • Care Team Leader
  • Community Program Coordinator
  • Day Activity Worker
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Support Worker (Community Services)

Work Placement: 180 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

CHCADV001

Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

CHCAGE001

Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE003

Coordinate services for older people

CHCAGE004

Implement interventions with older people at risk

CHCAGE005

Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCCCS006

Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

CHCCCS011

Meet personal support needs

CHCCCS023

Support independence and well being

CHCCCS025

Support relationships with carers and families

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCLEG003

Manage legal and ethical compliance

CHCPAL001

Deliver care services using a palliative approach

CHCPRP001

Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems

HLTWHS002

Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

Elective Units
(Elective - optional units)

Competency Name

CHCAGE002

Implement falls prevention strategies

CHCPAL002

Plan for and provide care services using a palliative approach

CHCMHS001

Work with people with mental health issues

Career Pathway