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.
- Aged Care Activity Worker
- Care Service Team Leader
- Care Supervisor (Ageing)
- Support worker
- Personal care worker
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.
- 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.
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:
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
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
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.
Blended – Combination of face to face and distance learning
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.
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.
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.