General: 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.
Employment Growth: The number of people working as Aged and Disabled Carers is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years from 175,800 in 2018 to 245,000 by 2023. Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving). There are likely to be around 179,000 job openings over 5 years (that’s about 35,800 a year).
Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2018 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2023.
Entry requirements: Prospective students are required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and a Pre-Training Interview, administered by and to the satisfaction of ITHEA and be at least 18 years of age. You must have good word processing and email skills as well as the ability to download and upload documents and information. Please see our Online Service Standards.
Vocational outcomes: Students can go into a range of employment options. Occupations may include Aged Care Activity Worker, Care Service Team Leader, Care Supervisor (Aged Care)
Job outlook: The number of people working as Aged and Disabled Carers (in their main job) grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years:
from 175,800 in 2018 to 245,000 by 2023. Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 179,000 job openings over 5 years (that’s about 35,800 a year).
Source: Job Outlook. Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
Delivery and assessment: We offer students the flexibility of choosing between online learning or classroom delivery. All students will be enrolled into our Learning Management System and all assessments must be completed online. As a result, all students will require a personal computer, with access to the Internet, to successfully complete their studies. Assessment methods allow for the gathering of sufficient quality evidence about the student’s performance. Methods used include question and answer, activities, observation/demonstration, case study and projects.
Practical placement requirements: To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. Students are required to undertake supervised practical placement in relevant aged care settings. Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to assessment of the candidate’s ability to work at this level. Students are required to find their own practical placement, however ITHEA will provide assistance and support where needed. Students must have a valid National Police Check prior to attending placement.
|Unit Code||Unit Descriptor||Nominal Hrs|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients||100|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people||50|
|CHCAGE003||Coordinate services for older people||80|
|CHCAGE004||Implement interventions with older people at risk||80|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia||65|
|CHCCCS006||Facilitate individual service planning and delivery||120|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||60|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing||80|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families||70|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance||80|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach||60|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships||80|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||70|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||25|
|Unit Code||Unit Descriptor||Nominal Hrs|
|CHCAGE002||Implement falls prevention strategies||40|
|CHCCCS007||Develop and implement service programs||100|
|BSBMGT401||Show leadership in the workplace||50|
This Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. Eligibility criteria apply. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Please make sure you have read all the course information about units of study, duration, entry requirements, assessment information, job prospects etc.
1. You must attend a pre-training interview which includes a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test and complete the eligibility declaration form (in the case of students applying for Skills First Program Funding).
2. To complete the application process, click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Complete the steps involved to submit your application online.
3. ITHEA will assess your application and make sure all entry requirements are met. An ITHEA representative will contact you if your application is unsuccessful.
If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 9650 3900.