Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

Career Outcomes

  • Disability Officer – Day Support
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Aged Care Activity Worker
  • Aged Care Activity Worker
  • Care Service Team Leader
  • Care Supervisor (Aged Care)
  • Coordinator of Volunteers (Services to Older People)
  • Leisure and Therapy Assistant


Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, all students will be required to provide a national police check and working with children check (WWCC) 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.

To obtain a working with children check in NSW go to the following Website

First aid classes are held monthly, arrangements will be made for you to attend (if needed).

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

Be 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 = 14

11 core units

3 elective units, consisting of:

at least 2 units come from the prescribed list.

If not listed below, 1 unit may be from any currently endorsed Training Package at Certificate III level or abour 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

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective units

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing


For more information on this course please see https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC43115


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 and working with children check you will also need to obtain or produce a 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 933 hours (includes 120 Work placement) 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

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

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.