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. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency description.
|Duration||22 weeks including a 2 week holiday and 120 hours of work placement|
This qualification consists of 18 units of competency that is made up of 15 core units and 3 elective units
All students enrolled in this qualification are required to undertake work placement. Work placement provides the student with the opportunity to put into practice the skills learned in the classroom. Work placement requirements will be discussed during Student Orientation.
AHSI will organise the work placement opportunities for students and where possible in organisations located close to their address. Should a student wish to change the work placement provider, they will need AHSI suitability approval and this can only take place after AHSI has assessed that organisation and signed a contract with the new provider.
|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|
|HLTAID011||Provide first aid|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability|
Possible career opportunities relevant to this qualification include:
This qualification provides a pathway for students to continue their studies and enhance their skills through CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services