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-centred 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. Applicants need minimal level of skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students are required to complete a Practical Placement which requires a police check.
Units in this Qualification
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Core/Elective|
|CHCCS015||Provide individualised support Core||Core|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and well being||Core|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||Core|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||Core|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||Core|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||Core|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||Core|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people||Elective|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia||Elective|
|CHCCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||Elective|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families||Elective|
|CHCHCS001||Provide home and community support services||Elective|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||Elective|