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.
Some of the tasks to be completed as part of the above roles are:-
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, all students will be required to provide a national police check at enrolment and complete your first aid certificate before commencing work placement. You may also be required to obtain a flu vaccination.
To obtain a police check go to the following website.
We encourage all students to apply for a Working with Children Check. This is mandatory for those students that choose the disability or home and community services courses.
You will be required to complete an initial assessment of your language, literacy and numeracy skills to see if you meet the ACSF level 4 requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, you may be required to complete additional foundation skills training with an approved provider prior to commencing this qualification.
When course starts?
We take enrolments throughout the year, students can enrol at a time that suits them. The day may vary depending on venues.
Sutherland: Starts from Monday
Hunter Region: Starts from Tuesday
The detail study schedule is sent out to student as soon as student is enrolled.
Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Hours may vary depending on venues and student demands
3-5/818 Old Princes Hwy, Sutherland NSW 2232
(2 minutes walk from Sutherland train station)
Hunter Region–Specific venue details will be confirmed along with the training plan prior to enrolment.
Total number of units = 18
All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
ANTS delivers the following units:
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
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
please see the link https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC43015
Students will attend the mandatory work placement after completing the face to face theory and simulated training.The placement will include both training and assessment.
Australian Nursing and Training Services (ANTS) arranges work placements for students.
All students must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in an accredited residential care facility for either aged care, disability or home and community organisation to be deemed competent for this qualification.
Along with your police check you will also need to obtain HLTAID003 Provide first aid prior to commencing your placement. If you choose the Disability or Home and Community specialisation you will also need to obtain a working with children check.
Some facilities may also require you to provideImmunisation records/evidence, (Flu Vaccines are required in all Accredited Residential Care Facilities, if you are not vaccinated the facility may not accept you)
You will be required to provide your own uniform for work placement, please see the detailed description below.
How long will it take?
Students can take anywhere from 22 weeks to 24 months to complete the course. Duration is dependent on individual experience, commitment and skills.
Students will be informed of the estimated duration at the time of enrolment along with their training plan.
Blended – Combination of face to face, simulated training, workplace and self-directed learning.
State and Federal Government subsidy is available for eligible students. See (Our Funding) page for more details
Full fee paying students:$2500 (Payments will be made in two instalments).
Please refer to the student handbook for any further administration fees that will be applicable to your studies.
Police Check – $27.50 – $49.50
HLTAID003 Provide first aid – $100
Flu Vaccination – $10 – $150 – this depends on the location you obtain the flu vaccination from and any costs associated with visiting a medical practitioner
General Vaccinations – $50 – $500. The cost of vaccinations will vary dependent on your eligibility for medicare rebates and the cost of your medical practitioner
Working with Children Check – this can be obtained from the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian website. For students and volunteers this check is free of charge with a 1 year expiry. For a full check with a 5 year expiry the cost is $80. Students who will be under the age of 18 during their placement are not required to obtain a WWCC check.
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.
Australian Nursing and Training Services 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, completion of assignments / projects and practical demonstrations in a simulated or workplace environment.