(Ageing and Disability)

CRICOS Code: 114187C

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in the community, home or residential care setting who work under supervision and delegation as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, following an individualised plan to provide personcentred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

These individuals take responsibility for their own outputs within the scope of their job role and delegation. 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.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.


52 Weeks (40 weeks of tuition and a maximum of 12 weeks holiday breaks)


After completing this qualification, individuals may undertake further studies in CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support or CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Employment Opportunities

This course may provide learners with employment opportunities in aged care facilities. Job titles may include:

  • Personal care assistant
  • Personal care giver
  • Personal care worker
  • Residential care worker

Mode of Study

The mode of study includes:

  • Online and face-to-face training (Blended delivery)
  • Practical application during work placement (160 hours)

Note: The work placement will be organised by the College at the approved Aged Care and Disability Support Care facilities where the College has an agreement with.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods include written work, projects, case studies, logbooks and observations. Students are required to do 160 hours of work placement.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

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.

Entry Requirements

  • 18 years or older
  • Satisfactorily completed year 12 or equivalent
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
  • Basic computer skills are required, however, adequate student support is available when needed.
  • Access to a computer, tablet or mobile phone, and the Internet

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.

Additional Requirements:

Before commencing work placement, learners are required to provide:

  • A Federal Police background check (name check), no older than 6 months
  • An NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • A First Aid Course Certificate
  • An NDIS Worker Orientation Module Certificate
  • Evidence of up-to-date Vaccination
  • Applicants must be physically capable of doing general lifting and be prepared to be on their feet for long stretches of time.

    Nationally Recognized Training

    Course Contents/ Units of Competency

    CHCCCS031Provide individualised supportCORE UNIT
    CHCCCS038Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving supportCORE UNIT
    CHCCCS040Support independence and well beingCORE UNIT
    CHCCCS041Recognise healthy body systemsCORE UNIT
    CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community servicesCORE UNIT
    CHCDIV001 Work with diverse peopleCORE UNIT
    CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethicallyCORE UNIT
    HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control CORE UNIT
    HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client careCORE UNIT

    CHCAGE011Provide support to people living with dementiaELECTIVE UNIT
    CHCAGE013 Work effectively in aged careELECTIVE UNIT
    CHCPAL003 Deliver care services using a palliative approachELECTIVE UNIT
    CHCDIS011 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approachELECTIVE UNIT
    CHCDIS012Support community participation and social inclusionELECTIVE UNIT
    CHCDIS020 Work effectively in disability supportELECTIVE UNIT

    *Elective units have been selected by the College in consultation with industry experts

    Training Product Status Current
    Training Product Release Date23 November 2022

    52 Weeks (40 weeks of tuition and a maximum of 12 weeks holiday breaks)

    Campus Location

    Level 9, 310 King Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000


    Phone: 0061-3-9629 3693
    Fax: 0061-3-9629 7146

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