The Entry into Care Skill Set is tailored for students pursuing a career in aged care and disability services. This skill set will give students an introduction to the vital roles in supporting individuals with diverse needs.
The Entry into Care Skill Set contains the following units: CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support
Develop skills and knowledge to organise, provide and monitor personal support services for a person within the limits established by an individualised plan.
Depending on the area of interest, students choose from focus units:
For a general focus, CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease.
For an aged care focus, CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia.
For a disability support focus, CHCDIS011 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach.
On successful completion, students will receive a Statement of Attainment.
To achieve this skill set, students will successfully complete 2 units of competency:
CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support and:
Ageing and Disability: CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
Aged Care: CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia
Disability: CHCDIS011 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
All units in this skillset will require work placement or a simulated work environment component
This course requires 30 hours of practical work placement in an aged care or disability facility or both. This allows you to develop real-world skills needed to work in the industry and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.
Students will be required to source and complete their work placement as part of this course.
Prior to work placement, you will need to obtain a National Police Check and Working with Children Check, depending on the work placement.
To undertake this course, you will need:
- Regular access to a computer or tablet
- An email address and regular access to a reliable internet connection
- Basic to intermediate computer skills
- To meet language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) requirements and pass a short LLN test
- The ability and willingness to study online lesson material and complete online assessment activities
- Undertake some assessment activities in the workplace or simulated work environment or complete a practical work placement
- PDF reader software (e.g., Adobe Acrobat)
- Video conferencing software (e.g., MS Teams)
- The ability to communicate in English
- The ability to understand and follow detailed instructions given verbally or written in English
It is a government requirement that participants undertaking Nationally Recognised Training in Australia have a unique student identifier (USI). To begin this course, participants will need a USI. For more information on USIs, go to: www.usi.gov.au