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.
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.
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
|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
|Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
|Follow established preson-centred behaviour supports
|Support community participation and social inclusion
|Support relationships with carers and families
|Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
|Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability