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
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 and Disability Support Care facilities where the College has an agreement with.
Assessment methods include written work, projects, case studies, logbooks and observations. Students are required to do 160 hours of work placement.
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 have experience with older persons within a Community Services industry may also be considered for entry into the Course.
Before commencing work placement, learners are required to provide:
Applicants must be physically capable of doing general lifting and be prepared to be on their feet for long stretches of time.
|Provide individualised support
|Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
|Support independence and well being
|Recognise healthy body systems
|Communicate and work in health or community services
|Work with diverse people
|Work legally and ethically
|Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
|Follow safe work practices for direct client care
|Provide support to people living with dementia
|Work effectively in aged care
|Deliver care services using a palliative approach
|Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
|Support community participation and social inclusion
|Work effectively in disability support
*Elective units have been selected by the College in consultation with industry experts
|Training Product Status
|Training Product Release Date
|23 November 2022