The course consists of 7 core and 6 elective units.

Core Units

  1. Provide individualised support
    CHCCCS015
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise, provide and monitor support services within the limits established by an individualised plan.

  2. Support independence and well-being
    CHCCCS023
    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to provide individualised services in ways that support independence, as well as, physical and emotional well-being.

  3. Communicate and work in health or community services
    CHCCOM005
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers.

  4. Work with diverse people
    CHCDIV001
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectively with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations , including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

    This unit applies to all workers.

  5. Work legally and ethically
    CHCLEG001
    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to identify and work within the legal and ethical framework that applies to an individual job role.

    This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities.

  6. Recognise healthy body systems
    HLTAAP001
    This unit of competency describes the basic knowledge required to work with basic information about the body and recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.

  7. Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    HLTWHS002
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus of maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.