Entry into Care Roles Skills Set

Course Description

There is increased opportunity for new workers to pick up skills in direct care and progress to an entry level role. This skill set is for individuals who use introductory care practices to support fully qualified carers within an aged care or disability support environment.

Students who complete this skill set would be equipped with the skills and knowledge required to undertake job tasks to support fully qualified carers, such as making beds, providing assistance to maintain a clean environment and communicating with carers as part of the support servicer.


Duration 3 weeks plus work placement (120 hours)
Delivery Arrangements Class-based delivery + Practical demonstrations will be conducted in an aged care/disability/health facility

Course Entry Requirements

  • 18 years or above
  • Complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment prior to enrolment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs
  • Completed year 10 certificate or above

Work Placement requirements

  • Have a valid Working with Children Check
  • Have a Criminal Police Check (no longer than 6 months from the time of enrolment)
  • Have a reasonable level of fitness to cope with standing, lifting, bending, twisting and reaching
  • Are physically, mentally and emotionally healthy to respond appropriately to personal needs
  • Complete the Online NDIS Worker Orientation Modules
  • Up to date Vaccination Record Card (NSW Dept. of Health)

Units of Study

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Career opportunities

Possible career opportunities relevant to this qualification include:

  • Aged care assistant
  • Disability care assistant

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