This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide personcentred support.

Career Opportunities:

  • Care assistant / worker. – Nursing assistant
  • Community / disability support worker. – School support officer
  • In-home respite care worker / giver. – Support worker
Course Information
  • Theory and some assessments delivered online requiring reasonable computer skills, internet access, email access and research skills
  • AIFL may offer this qualification in a blended learning mode in selected locations, depending on student numbers
  • Trainer and IT support is available throughout your period of enrolment
  • Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers will be offered to all students, as part of the Pre-Training Review Process
  • Work Placement: 120 hours placement is a requirement to complete your qualification. This placement may be offered at a health care service in Victoria (depending on placement availability)
  • Please be aware work placement providers may require a current Police Check, Working with Children Check, First Aid and/or immunisation records. (Any cost associated with these documents are the students expense).
  • Students of all abilities are encouraged to apply at any time of the year
  • Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete an LLN skills check in reading, writing, and numeracy to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.
  • Enrolment period is 18 months (re-enrolment fees apply)
Qualification Structure
Total number of units = 13 (approximately 715 hours of study) 7 core units, variety of 20 elective units
Core Units
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Units

Group A – Ageing specialisation
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

Group B – Disability Specialisation
CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

Group C – Home and Community Specialisation
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people


CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
Plus the following 3 units:
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services

Other Electives
CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using palliative approach
CHCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
CHCCS002 Assist with movement
CHCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures


The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment
Fees and Skills First Funding are current at time of issue and are subject to change
Fees and refunds will be inline with the AIFL Fees and Refunds Policy and Procedure
For concession details please contact the AIFL
* Concession (Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Card or Veteran’s Gold Card**
** Skills First funding only applies to students eligible for a government funded place
* Enrolment fees excludes GST

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