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Course Overview:

This skill set is designed to meet an immediate industry need to rapidly upskill workers for entry into the aged care and disability support sectors, and support workers in the event completion of a full certificate as required.

Skill Set Description

This skill set addresses the skills and knowledge required to provide entry level support for basic client care for a range of roles and purposes required within the aged care and disability support sectors. The support provided in client care will be predominantly non-direct, with some basic direct client care, in order to maintain the safety of both the learner and client in care.

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


22 weeks


The units in the skill set provide credit towards the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support and other qualifications that allow for selection of these units.

Employment Opportunities

This skill set is for individuals who use introductory care practices to support fully qualified carers within an aged care or disability support environment. Candidates who complete this skill set would be equipped with the skills and knowledge required to undertake job tasks to support fully qualified carers, such as making beds, providing assistance to maintain a clean environment and communicating with carers as part of the support service.

Mode of Study

The mode of study includes:

  • Online and classroom-based training
  • Practical application during work placement (160 hours) if being taken as part of CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support or at a workplace
  • Self-study during the duration of the program

Note: If being taken as part of CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, the work placement will be organised by the College at the approved Aged Care facilities where the College has an agreement with.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods include written tests, project, third party reports in logbook and observations in the workplace.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

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 skill set. The College recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Applicants who have completed a minimum of Year 11 or equivalent or
  • Sufficient Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Skills/ Successful completion of the College's LLN test

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:

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.

Units of Competency

  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

These units of competency from HLT Health and CHC Community Services Training Packages meet industry requirements for basic entry level care in aged care and disability support contexts.

Training Product Status Current
Training Product Release Date 19 May 2020

22 weeks

Campus Location

Level 1, 55 Swanston Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000

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



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