Course Overview

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

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is limited to those who:

  • are at least 18 years of age by the expected commencement date of the course;
  • completed year 12 (HSC or Equivalent)
  • have the ability to undertake practical placement in a regulated education and care service
  • able to obtain a National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check
  • have sound communication skills, requiring that applicants:
  • provide an IELTS certificate showing a score of 5.5 or equivalent, with no individual component lower than 5.5, and
  • undertake and satisfactorily complete The One International College‚Äôs Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and achieve an ACSF Level of 3
  • be able to satisfactorily participate in preenrolment interview

COURSE UNITS

Core Units

UNIT CODE

UNIT NAME

CHCADV001

Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

CHCAGE001

Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE003

Coordinate services for older people

CHCAGE004

Implement interventions with older people at risk

CHCAGE005

Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCCCS006

Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

CHCCCS011

Meet personal support needs

CHCCCS023

Support independence and wellbeing

CHCCCS025

Support relationships with carers and families

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCLEG003

Manage legal and ethical compliance

CHCPAL001

Deliver care services using a palliative approach

CHCPRP001

Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems

HLTWHS002

Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

UNIT CODE

UNIT NAME

HLTAID011

Provide first aid

HLTHPS006

Assist clients with medication

BSBLDR402

Lead effective workplace relationships

CAREER
OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates may work in the following occupations:

> Community Program Coordinator
> Residential Care Worker
> Support Worker

Course Duration and Delivery

The course program is scheduled to be delivered over a 52-week timeframe of full-time study consisting of 40 weeks of scheduled class time plus 12 weeks of breaks.

  • Classes are scheduled at 20 hours per week (15 hours face-to-face + 5 hours online learning).
  • A minimum work placement of 120 hours is also required to achieve competency.
  • Holiday periods are 3 weeks in duration for every term-break throughout the year.

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