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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 person-centred 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 in a age care setting 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
  • This program is offered over 60 weeks (Those eligible for Skills First funding hours are approx: 715 hrs)
Qualification Structure
Total number of units = 13 (approximately 715 hours of study) 7 core units & 6 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

Choose one of the following streams:

Ageing Home and Community Stream
CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 – Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 – Provide home and community support services
CHCPAL001 – Deliver care services using a palliative approach

Disability Stream
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
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

Fees

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
AIFL will endeavour to help find students placement, however placement provision is not guaranteed. Students
are expected to be proactive in finding their own placement
** Skills First funding only applies to students eligible for a government funded place
* Enrolment fees excludes GST

INTERESTED AND NEED MORE INFORMATION? CALL 1300 854 987 OR EMAIL ADMIN@AIFL.EDU.AU 
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