Provides credit towards



Course Code:

National Course Code: CHCSS00114

Course Duration:

4 weeks


Level 9, 120 Spencer Street, Melbourne CBD

Assessment Methods:

Assessment methods include written tests, projects, third party reports in logbook and observations.


This course is currently being offered for $699* (Promotional Price)

This skill set is designed to meet an immediate industry need to rapidly upskill workers for entry into the aged care and disability support sectors, and support workers in the event completion of a full certificate as required.

Skill Set Description

This skill set addresses the skills and knowledge required to provide entry level support for basic client care for a range of roles and purposes required within the aged care and disability support sectors. The support provided in client care will be predominantly non-direct, with some basic direct client care, in order to maintain the safety of both the learner and client in care.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Common wealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Completion of year 11 or equivalent
  • Sufficient LLN skills

Applicants with no formal qualifications and who are commencing within or have experience with older persons within a Community Services industry may also be considered for entry into the program.

Additional Requirements:

All applicants are required to submit to a Federal Police background check (name check) before commencing work placement.

Applicants must be physically capable of doing general lifting and be prepared to be on their feet for long stretches of time.

Elective Units:

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

These units of competency from HLT Health and CHC Community Services Training Packages meet industry requirements for basic entry level care in aged care and disability support contexts.

The units in the skill set provide credit towards the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support and other qualifications that allow for selection of these units

  • Online (during the covid-19 period) and classroom based training
  • Practical application during work placement (160 hours) if being taken has part of CHC33015 Certificate III in individual support or at a workplace
  • Self-study during the duration of the program

Note: If being taken as part of CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, the work placement will be organised by the College at the approved Aged Care facilities where the College has an agreement with.

This skill set is for individuals who use introductory care practices to support fully qualified carers within an aged care or disability support environment. Candidates 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 service.

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