This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow
an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to
ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to
individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual,
technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and
practices required to provide person-centred support.
After completing this qualification, individuals may undertake further studies in: CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
This course may provide learners with employment opportunities in aged care facilities.
Job titles may include:
The mode of study includes:
Note: The work placement will be organised by the College at the approved Aged Care facilities where the College has an agreement with.
Assessment methods include written tests, third party reports in logbook and observations in the work place.
A learner may be to apply for RPL if they have gained competency from work, other programs, courses, life experience or training provided at work that is relevant to the course. The College recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations.
Applicants with no formal qualifications and who are commencing within or already have experience with older persons within a Community Services industry may also be considered for entry into the Course.
All applicants are required to submit to a Federal Police background check (name check) before commencement of the learners' work placement.
Applicants must be physically capable of doing general lifting and be prepared to be on their feet for long stretches of time.
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support||CORE UNIT|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and well being||CORE UNIT|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||CORE UNIT|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||CORE UNIT|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||CORE UNIT|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||CORE UNIT|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||CORE UNIT|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people||ELECTIVE UNIT|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia||ELECTIVE UNIT|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||ELECTIVE UNIT|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families||ELECTIVE UNIT|
|CHCHCS001||Provide home and community support services||ELECTIVE UNIT|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||ELECTIVE UNIT|
*Elective units have been selected by the College in consultation with industry experts.