About this course

Entry Requirements

USI (Unique Student Identifier) Number;AQF level 3 foundation skills are essential; there are no prerequisites or mandatory entry requirements, allowing flexible entry points. This course gives you the skills to provide support and care to individuals and groups, within organisational guidelines. At this level support workers and case-workers may provide day to day support in community settings and personal care and activities.


Course Entry Requirements
  • Completion of Year 10 OR
  • Mature age entry applicable
  • L : Reading and writing skills
  • L : Oral communication skillsn
  • N : Numeracy and mathematics skills
Learning Outcomes
  • Basic understanding of the operations of an Aged Care Facility
  • Provide personal care
  • First Aid Certificate
Employment Opportunities To enable students who have successfully completed the course to work in the following areas:
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Field Officer (Community Services)
  • Home care assistant
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Transport Support Worker
  • Nurse’s Aide
Work Placement Minimum of 120 hours’ work placement within an Aged Care facility is compulsory for this qualification. National Police Check will be required.REACH for Training is responsible for work placement; Insurance is provided.

Core Units

Unit code
(Core - all units required)

Competency Name


Provide individualised support


Support independence and well being


Communicate and work in health or community services


Work with diverse people


Work legally and ethically


Recognise healthy body systems


Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

Elective Units
(Elective - optional units)

Competency Name


Facilitate the empowerment of older people


Provide support to people living with dementia


Meet personal support needs


Implement falls prevention strategies


Deliver care services using a palliative approach


Provide first aid

Career Pathway