This qualification reflects the role of support workers who provide person-centred care to people in aged care or disability care in various settings.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years of age at the time of commencement.

  • Successful completion of Australian Equivalent Year 12 qualification or higher.

  • Minimum IELTS score of  6.0 or equivalent.

Computer Requirements

You will need to ensure they can connect to the internet and have the capability to use our online learning system that meets the minimum technical requirements, which are:

  • Access to a laptop/computer is preferred.

  • An operating system supporting the following browsers (current version and up to three most recent versions): Chrome, Firefox, Safari (excluding Safari on Windows), and Microsoft Edge.

  • For Windows: Windows 10, 4 Gb RAM installed (minimum).

  • For MAC: Mac OS X 10.13 or above.

  • Access to Word processing software, such as Microsoft Word.

  • Reliable internet connection.

  • Should have basic computer and MS Office skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Career Insights

Possible job titles include:

  • Aged care worker.
  • Aged care support worker.
  • Care assistant.


Training is delivered through a blend of online delivery and face-to-face delivery.


Written activities assessment/ knowledge questions, assignment.

Course Credit

Course Credit is the value assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications. Course Credit reduces the amount of learning required to achieve a qualification and may be through Credit Transfer (CT) and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Students may apply for RPL or Credit transfers for any unit in which they can successfully demonstrate competency.

Course Structure

Core Units
CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
Elective Units
CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTAID011Provide first aid
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs
Work placement and submission of Logbook

Work Placement

Students must complete 120 Hours of work placement during their studies. Students will be given an option to select their own workplace providing the workplace meets the institute requirements. The Institute will arrange the workplace for all other students to complete their WBT. It is expected that the students should do 15 hours of work placement every week during Term 3 and Term 4 over a period of 20 weeks and above their 20 hours regular scheduled classes.

Fees and Intake Dates

For fees and intake dates, please click here for more information.

CRICOS: 114798J
Campus: Sydney and Cairns
Duration: 52 weeks (4 terms)
Student: International

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