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Statement of Attainment Individual Support - Ageing Skill Set CHCSS00097


Students currently working in care and support roles in the community services sector will develop skills in providing person centered support to older people.

Qualification: Statement of Attainment - Individual Support - Ageing Skill Set CHCSS00097
Program No: SA-HS17
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 1 Term part-time (approximately 6 hours a week)

You will need to complete approximately 8 hours per week of independent and self-directed learning including online activities, and assessments.
Cost Info:

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. In addition, a Service and Amenities fee of $40 will be payable each semester. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance

Likely Job Outcome: On completion of this Skill Set you will have a greater awareness and understanding of the current requirements within the employment areas of:

- Support worker
- Personal carer
- Care worker
- Respite worker

The units in this program can contribute to further study pathways in the Community Services and Health Training Package.
Enrolment Type: Standard

Skilled Capital Information

Skilled Capital

This course is offered under Skilled Capital. The initiative will give eligible participants the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification and receive a completion payment from the Education Directorate. The completion payment is made upon successful completion of their skilled capital qualification which must be completed within two years of the commencement date.

To find out if you are eligible please visit the ACT Government Skilled Capital training website.

Additional Information

This Skill Set requires the demonstration of skills and knowledge in the workplace.  This may occur as part of your current employment or through a CIT organised Industry Placement.

Before undertaking any industry placement a National Police Check is required.  You will be advised of this requirement at the information and enrolment sessions.

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

Participants MUST hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in Community Services, Health or related field OR have skills equivalent to the qualification requirement.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

  • 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.

  • Transition Information

    • Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

  • Subject Cancellations/Changes

    • To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at

Subject Information

Core - complete all 3

  • CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
    • CIT Code: HUSE475

      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
  • CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia
    • CIT Code: HUSE492

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred care and support to people living with dementia. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan.
      This unit applies to workers in a residential or community context, including family homes. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs
    • CIT Code: HUSE478

      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

Related Courses

Certificate III Individual Support (Home and Community) CHC33015
Statement Attainment Individual Support - Disability Skill Set CHCSS00098
Statement Attainment Induction CHCSS00088
Statement Attainment Induction to Disability CHCSS00081

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email