This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community services and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing.
Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.
|26 weeks including holidays & 120 hours
of work placement
This qualification consists of 14 units of competency that is made up of 11 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.
|Provide individualised support
|Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
|Develop and provide person-centred service responses
|Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
|Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
|Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
|Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
|Work with diverse people
|Manage legal and ethical compliance
|Recognise healthy body systems
|Follow safe work practices for direct client care
|Support relationships with carers and families
|Provide loss and grief support
|Provide First Aid
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.