This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.
Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters.
- Aged Care Activity Worker
- Care Service Team Leader
- Care Supervisor (Ageing)
- Support worker
- Personal care worker
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, all students will be required to have a working with vulnerable people and police check before commencing work placement.
- Good understanding of English
- School certificate or equivalent (Grade 10)
- 18 years of age
- Must have a valid USI
- Reading and Writing Skills (L)
- Oral Communication skills (L)
- Numeracy and Mathematics skills (N)
Total number of units = 18
15 core units plus
8 elective units, of which:
- At least 2 must come from the prescribed list.
- if not listed below, 1 unit may be from any currently endorsed Training Package at Certificate III level or above OR any accredited course at Certificate III level.
Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication
HLTHPS007 Administer and monitor medications
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
Note: Electives listed are what is usually offered by Capital Careers, however, if these are not suitable for your target or current work then alternative electives are available. The list of alternative electives can be found at http://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC43015
All students must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work experience in a regulated aged care facility to be deemed competent for this qualification.
How long will it take?
Duration is dependent on training delivery mode, individual experience and skills. Students are required to complete a volume of learning of 1450 hours comprising of guided learning, individual study, assessments and work placement. Generally the course will take anywhere between 6 months and a year to complete.
Face to face (Sydney only)
Distance education (Australia wide)
Combination of face to face and distance education (Sydney only)
Subsidised government funding may be available for eligible students under the following initiatives
- ACT Skilled Capital
- ACT User Choice Traineeships
- NSW Smart and Skilled
Please see our funding page or contact us for more details
Please see administration fee table under policies and procedures for any additional administration fees that may be applicable to your study.
What we provide you
- Well written and easy to follow resources via an online e-learning platform
- Air conditioned class rooms
- Practical sessions conducted in a simulated working environment using equipment associated with an Aged Care facility.
- Trainers who care very much about your studies and about you!
Opportunities for Further Study
Successful completion of this program will allow participant to articulate into a number of qualifications including:
- CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
- CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services
- Other Certificate IV level programs from CHC Training Package
- Diploma level programs from the CHC Training Package
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows a person to receive recognition and credit for the knowledge and skills they have, no matter how and where they were attained, including overseas. This can include skills from previous study, work experience and life experience.
Capital Careers has an obligation to recognise Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other registered training organisations
The course will be presented in competency-based mode and the student’s competency will be assessed at all levels according to competencies and performance criteria. The training package for each competency specifies the conditions and method of assessment. Assessment methods range from completing set tasks and activities, class attendance and participation and completion of assignments / projects.