What will I learn?

This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.

Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters.

Pathways from the qualification

Education pathways exist depending on the college/university, courses include:

• Diploma of Nursing

• Diploma of Community Services

• Bachelor of Nursing.

Job Roles

Job roles and titles may vary across the community services sector including:

• Aged care activity worker

• Care service team leader

• Care supervisor

• Disability officer

• Disability support worker

• Accommodation support worker

Course Structure

This qualification is made up of 18 units of competency - 15 core units and 3 elective units

Cluster & Unit(s)

AGEC 01Support independence and well being

CHCCCS023 Support independence and well-being

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

AGEC 02 Aged Care Law and Ethics 2

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

AGEC 03 Work in health and community services

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

AGEC 04 Support and empowerment of older people

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

AGEC 05 Palliative care services

CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

AGEC 06 Infection Control

HLTINF001 – Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

AGEC 07 First Aid

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

AGEC 08 Work Health and Safety

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

AGEC 09 Plan and Deliver services to clients

CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people

CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk

AGEC 10 Collaborative Partnerships

CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

AGEC 11 Support relationships with carers and families

CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

CRICOS

096161M

Study options

Full Time (48 weeks)

Tuition fees
Please contact the provider for tuition fee; Material fee (per term): AUD $200; Enrolment/Application fee: AUD $200
Start date

11 October 2021, 10 January 2022, 11 April 2022, 11 July 2022, 10 October 2022

Venue

Times Academy

Level 4, 338 Pitt Street,

SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2000, SYDNEY, Australia

Online/Distance (48 weeks)

Tuition fees
Please contact the provider for tuition fee; Material fee (per term): AUD $200; Enrolment/Application fee: AUD $200
Start date

11 October 2021, 10 January 2022, 11 April 2022, 11 July 2022, 10 October 2022

Entry requirements

For international students

There are no entry requirements for this qualification however it is recommended that individuals should:

be 18 years or older;

have completed Year 11 or its equivalent with suitable English language skills.

International Students are also required to have an English ability at the IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

A working with children check and National Police check is required for work placement and for gaining employment. This should be done during orientation so that approval is provided prior to the first industry placement

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