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Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

Career Outcomes

  • Disability Officer – Day Support
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Aged Care Activity Worker
  • Aged Care Activity Worker
  • Care Service Team Leader
  • Care Supervisor (Aged Care)
  • Coordinator of Volunteers (Services to Older People)
  • Leisure and Therapy Assistant

Licensing/Regulatory Information

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.

All students must apply for a Working with Children Check. This is mandatory for those students that choose the disability or home and community services courses

Entry Requirements

  • School certificate or equivalent (Grade 10) or;
  • Reading Skills (L) – ACSF level 4
  • Writing Skills (L) – ACSF level 4
  • Oral Communication skills (L) – ACSF level 4
  • Numeracy and Mathematics skills (N) – ACSF level 4
  • 15 years of age
  • Must have a valid USI
  • Police check
  • Influenza vaccination before they attend work placement.

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.

Opening hours:

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.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 14

  • 11 core units
  • 3 elective units, consisting of:
    • at least 2 units from the electives listed on
    • up to 1 unit from the electives listed, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

ANTS delivers the following units:

Core units

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centredbehaviour supports
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective units

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing

please see the link

Work Placement

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. Studying this qualification, it is mandatory 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)

Uniform requirement

You will be required to provide your own uniform for work placement, please see the detailed description below.

  • Navy or black pants – NO JEANS
  • White short-sleeved collared shirt (Polo Shirt is fine)
  • Flat, black, closed in non-slip shoes. NO CANVAS SHOES
  • Tie your hair up, clean short nails, and limit your jewellery and makeup

Delivery Options

Blended – Combination of face to face, simulated training, workplace and self-directed learning.

Course Cost

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.

Additional Costs

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

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

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.

Credit Transfer

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.