This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions
in aged services; either 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
Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters.
After completing this qualification, individuals may undertake further studies in: HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
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 able 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 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.
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients||CORE UNIT|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people||CORE UNIT|
|CHCAGE003||Coordinate services for older people||CORE UNIT|
|CHCAGE004||Implement interventions with older people at risk||CORE UNIT|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia||CORE UNIT|
|CHCCCS006||Facilitate individual service planning and delivery||CORE UNIT|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||CORE UNIT|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and well being||CORE UNIT|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families||CORE UNIT|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||CORE UNIT|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance||CORE UNIT|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach||CORE UNIT|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships||CORE UNIT|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||CORE UNIT|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||CORE UNIT|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships||ELECTIVE UNIT|
|CHCCCS017||Provide loss and grief support||ELECTIVE UNIT|
|HLTFSE001||Follow basic food safety practices||ELECTIVE UNIT|
*Elective units have been selected by the College in consultation with industry experts.