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.


Overview This qualification addresses work in client homes and other community setting under regular supervision within clearly defined organization guidelines and service plans. These workers:
  • Carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities for people in their own homes or in other community settings.
  • Carry out activities to an  individualized plan
  • Report directly to a supervisor and are not responsible for other workers.
Course Entry Requirement
  • Completion of Year 10 OR
  • Mature age entry applicable
  • L: Reading and writing skills
  • L: Oral communication skills
  • N: Numeracy and mathematics skills
Learning Outcomes These include:
  • Basic understanding of the operations of an Aged Care facility
  • Provide personal care
  • Support people living with dementia
 “This qualification can be completed as traineeship in some States / Territories” Work Placement Minimum of 120 hours’ work placement within a community service facility is compulsory for this qualification. Working with Children Check (WWCC) and a National Police Check will be required. Work Experience Insurance will be provided by REACH for Training  

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


Meet personal support needs


Support relationships with carers and families


Provide home and community support services


Implement falls prevention strategies


Provide first aid

Career Pathway