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.
Candidates must have 2 years or more working experience in the ageing support industry and must also be able to:
Candidates self-assess their English language skills. If evidence of insufficient literacy/numeracy ability to undertake RPL is evident throughout the enrolment or commencement process, the Institute can request the candidate to undertake an LLN diagnostic test and/or refer the candidate to a specialist LLN support agency.
This qualification is designed to be completed through a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway. The qualification is allocated six (6) months maximum for RPL completion. Intakes are rolling.
Mode of Delivery
RPL is presented through the following modes of delivery:
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is “the acknowledgement of the skills and knowledge” that you have already gained through previous work, studies, and life experiences that relate to this qualification.
$102 per week
Interest-free with a $250
deposit including all materials.
week for 25 weeks after a $250
deposit. Total cost: $2,800.
Direct debit or dishonour
fees may apply.
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If you have completed any units from the qualification previously you will be eligible for credit on provision of a verified Qualification/Record of Results and/or Statement of Attainment.
UNITS OF COMPETENCY
There are 18 units (15 core, 3 elective)
required for this qualification:
|Unit Code||Title||Core / Elective|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||E|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||C|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance||C|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients||C|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people||C|
|CHCAGE003||Coordinate services for older people||C|
|CHCCCS006||Facilitate individual service planning and delivery||C|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships||E|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||C|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||C|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||C|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing||C|
|CHCAGE004||Implement interventions with older people at risk||C|
|CHCAGE002||Implement falls prevention strategies||E|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships||C|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families||C|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia||C|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach||C|
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