Qualification Description

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.

Career Outcomes

  • Aged Care Activity Worker
  • Care Service Team Leader
  • Care Supervisor (Ageing)
  • Support worker
  • Personal care worker

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, all students will be required to provide a national police check at enrolment and complete your first aid certificate before commencing work placement. You may also be required to obtain a flu vaccination.

To obtain a police check go to the following website.

ANTS will organise your first aid class for you with our preferred provider that attends the ANTS office to deliver this training.

Entry Requirements

  • School certificate or equivalent (Grade 10) or;
  • Reading Skills (L) – ACSF level 4
  • Writing Skills (L) – ACSF level 4
  • Oral Communication skills (L) – ACSF level 4
  • Numeracy and Mathematics skills (N) – ACSF level 4
  • 15 years of age
  • Must have a valid USI
  • Police Check

We willing to obtain a flu vaccination if requested

You will be required to complete an initial assessment of your language, literacy and numeracy skills to see if you meet the ACSF level 4 requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, you may be required to complete additional foundation skills training with an approved provider prior to commencing this qualification.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 18

15 core units plus

3 elective units, of which:

At least 2 must come from the prescribed list.

if not listed below, 1 unit may be from any currently endorsed Training Package at Certificate III level or above OR any accredited course at Certificate III level.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

The electives that are delivered by ANTS are listed below:

Core Units

CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people

CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing

CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication

HLTHPS007 Administer and monitor medications

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

For more information on this course please see https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC43015

Work Placement

All students must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work experience in a regulated aged care, disability or home and community organisation to be deemed competent for this qualification. ANTS will organise this work placement for you or for other options and a list of available locations please contact us directly.

Along with your police check you will also need to obtain HLTAID003 Provide first aid prior to commencing your placement.

Some facilities may also require you to obtain a flu vaccination.

How long will it take?

Duration is dependent on training delivery mode, individual experience and skills. Students are required to complete a volume of learning of 1661 hours comprising of guided learning, individual study, assessments and work placement. Generally the course will take up to a year and a half to complete.

Please contact us for the class timetable.

Delivery Options

Blended – Combination of face to face and distance learning

Course Cost

Subsidised government subsidy may be available for eligible students under the Smart and Skilled initiative. See our Smart and Skilled funding page for more details

Full fee paying students:


Please see refer to the student handbook for any further administration fees that will be applicable to your studies.

Additional Costs

Police Check – $27.50 – $49.50

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid – $65

Flu Vaccination – $10 – $150 – this depends on the location you obtain the flu vaccination from and any costs associated with visiting a medical practitioner

Opportunities for Further Study

Successful completion of this program will allow participant to articulate into a number of qualifications including:

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

Other Certificate IV level programs from CHC Training Package

Diploma level programs from the CHC Training Package

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows a person to receive recognition and credit for the knowledge and skills they have, no matter how and where they were attained, including overseas. This can include skills from previous study, work experience and life experience.

Credit Transfer

Australian Nursing and Training Services has an obligation to recognise Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other registered training organisations


The course will be presented in competency-based mode and the student’s competency will be assessed at all levels according to competencies and performance criteria. The training package for each competency specifies the conditions and method of assessment. Assessment methods range from completing set tasks and activities, class attendance and participation, completion of assignments / projects and practical demonstrations in a simulated or workplace environment.