This skill set reflects the skill requirements for providing person centred support to older people in home and community settings.
|Qualification:||Statement of Attainment - Individual Support - Home and Community (Ageing) Skill Set CHCSS00099|
|Duration:||2 days a week over 10 weeks (additional independent study of approx. 3 hours per week)|
The 2019 Semester 2 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total program cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once.
Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.
Costs identified as Apprentice or Trainee apply only to students studying as part of an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement. The qualification cost for an Apprentice or Trainee is subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible Apprentices or Trainees.
Costs identified as Full Fee receive no government subsidy. Concessions are not available.
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Information about studying under Skilled Capital is also available.
|Likely Job Outcome:||This skill set is for people working in various care and support roles in the community services sector who wish to develop skills in providing person centred support to older people.|
These units provide credit towards a range of qualifications in the CHC Community Services Training Package at Certificate III or Certificate IV level.
Entry Requirements / How to Apply
- hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in Community Services, Health or related field
- have skills equivalent to the qualification requirement validated through a recognition of prior learning process.
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Literacy Skills Information
We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Foundation Skills or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.
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Complete 4 subjects
Core: Complete all 4
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CIT Code: HUSE475 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond to the goals and aspirations of older people and provide support services in a manner that focuses on improving health outcomes and quality of life, using a person-centred approach. This unit applies to support workers in residential or community contexts. Prerequisites: Nil
Provide home and community support services
CIT Code: HUSE508 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a home support environment and community settings with individuals, family members, staff, visitors, suppliers and others to meet established work requirements. This unit applies to workers in a community services context. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and is carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision. Prerequisites: Nil
Meet personal support needs
CIT Code: HUSE478 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond to an individual’s physical personal support needs and to support activities of daily living. This unit applies to workers who provide support to people according to an established individualised plan in any community services context. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision. Prerequisites: Nil
Support relationships with carers and families
CIT Code: HUSE498 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work positively with the carers and families of people using the service based on an understanding of their support needs. This unit applies to workers across a range of community services contexts. Prerequisites: Nil
|Certificate IV||Ageing Support CHC43015|
|Certificate III||Individual Support (Ageing) CHC33015|
|Statement Attainment||Individual Support - Ageing Skill Set CHCSS00097|
For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email email@example.com