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.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation. These specialisations are Ageing, Disability and Home and Community.
This course is nationally recognised and requires 13 units for award of the qualification: 7 core units, 6 elective units.
- CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
- CHCCCS023 Support Independence and wellbeing
- 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
- Electives are selected for each specialisation based on the list provided on the relevant Information Sheet.