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

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

CHCCCS015

Provide individualised support

CHCCCS023

Support independence and well being

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems

HLTWHS002

Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

Elective Units
(Elective - optional units)

Competency Name

CHCAGE001

Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE005

Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCCCS011

Meet personal support needs

CHCAGE002

Implement falls prevention strategies

CHCPAL001

Deliver care services using a palliative approach

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

Career Pathway