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.
This qualification can lead to positions such as, Personal Care Assistant, Nurse's Aide, Family Support Worker, Residential Care worker, Transport Support Worker, or Field Officer (Community Services).
Students can pathway into courses such as Certificate IV in Ageing Support, Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance and Diploma of Nursing.
Mildura: This program will be delivered at Mildura campus over a 6 month period with 120 hours practical placement working in a residential facility. Horsham: This program will be delivered over an 18 months period in Nhill with 120 hours of practical placement.
Entry requirements for this course are: Must be 18 years of age or turning 18 within 2 months of commencement of course. A completed course application form incorporating a Pre-Training Review. Completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment (LLN). Prior to admission of the course, the student must obtain and provide evidence of: A satisfactory Police Clearance Certificate. A satisfactory International Police Clearance Certificate (for International Students Only). A Working with Children Check (only if completing placement in home and community care). Must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia or hold the appropriate Visa (for International Students Only)
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support||30|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing||80|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||30|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||55|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||70|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||25|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people||50|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia||65|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||60|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||18|
|HLTHPS006||Assist clients with medication||80|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||25|
|RPL Government Subsidised||$1,323||$1,323|
|2020 Ongoing Enrolment||Mildura Campus||Full Time, Part Time, Full Year, Trainee|
|2020 July||Mildura Campus||Full Time, Classroom Based, Semester 2, Monday to Thursday, Workshop every second Friday|
|2020 July||Mildura Campus||International, Full Time, Classroom Based, Semester 2, Monday to Thursday|
|2020 July||Horsham||Full Time, Classroom Based, Semester 2|
|2021 Ongoing Enrolment||Swan Hill Campus||Full Time, Classroom Based, Full Year|