Qualification Duration

This qualification is typically delivered over a duration of 6 months, including 120 hours of work placement in community and/or residential facilities.

Qualification AQF Level

Certificate III

Delivery Mode

This qualification is delivered using a face-to-face, classroom-based delivery mode.

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centered support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. 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-centered support.

Qualification Detail

The successful completion of this qualification requires competency to be achieved in 13 units comprising of seven (7) core units and six (6) elective units.

For a full list of units, please download the course guide here.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, although applicants will need to undertake an LLN assessment. Students are required to complete a Practical Placement which requires a police check, an NDIS screening, and students must hold a Working with Children’s Check.

Units in this Qualification

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/Elective
CHCCS015Provide individualised support Core
CHCCCS023Support independence and well beingCore
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community servicesCore
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleCore
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethicallyCore
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systemsCore
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client careCore
CHCDIS001Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approachElective
CHCDIS002Follow established preson-centred behaviour supportsElective
CHCDIS003Support community participation and social inclusionElective
CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and familiesElective
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresElective
CHCDIS007Facilitate the empowerment of people with disabilityElective

Qualification Outcomes

  1. Disability Support Worker
  2. Community Care Worker
  3. Residental Care Support Worker


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Individuals and or employers may be eligible for Government funding. ASH will be able to discuss with you the different funding available and cost of training.
The Student Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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