CHCSS00097
Individual Support – Ageing Skillset

Spotlight

Are you looking to UPGRADE your CAREER in the community services sector? This priority skillset will give you practical skills and knowledge you need to provide individual support in aged and community care settings.

Job Prospects

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Home and Community Care Worker
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Respite Care Worker

Cost

Cost

Subsidised                  $30

Concession                $25.50

Full fee                        $750

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Government Funding Available

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Study with Industry Experts

Course Overview

Upgrade your career in the community services sector with this skillset.  CHCSS00097 Individual Support – Ageing Skillset  will give you the skills you need to provide individualised support and care to people in home, community, or health care settings.

You will learn how to support independence and wellbeing, gain a range of technical skills, and develop a range of transferable skills from communication to teamwork. This specialised skillset will give you the skills to facilitate the empowerment of older people, and provide support to those living with dementia. Akadia trainers are experienced industry experts who will be there every step of the way to ensure you have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the field.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in aged care and/or home and community care. It will also give you the foundation to undertake further studies in the community services and health sectors.

Course Requirements

To achieve a CHCSS00097 Individual Support – Ageing Skillset you must complete 3 core units and undertake 30 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting.  

Core Units:

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCCCS001 Meet personal support needs

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. 

Akadia Training does require that you complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills (LLN) assessment to determine your ability to successfully complete your training. If you believe you may experience difficulties with any aspect of LLN assessment, please talk to us and we will be able to help you. 

This skill set has been endorsed by industry as suitable for individuals who hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in Community Services, Health or related field.

Course Delivery | Duration

The CHCSS00097 Individual Support – Ageing Skillset is delivered within 3 months via a self-paced learning program developed to meet the individual students’ needs.  Every student will have access to regular one-on-one contact with their dedicated trainer.  

The time taken to complete your studies depends entirely upon how much time you can dedicate to your training.

Higher Level Skills Program

Funded by the Queensland Government, the Higher Level Skills program provides eligible individuals with access to a subsidised training place in selected certificate IV level or above qualifications, and priority skill sets.

The aim is to assist individuals to gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in priority industries or to transition to university to continue their studies. Employers may also be able to access training to address workforce development needs.

Akadia Training is a Skills Assure Supplier to deliver training and assessment for the Certificate IV in Disability under the Higher Level Skills Program.   

For more information on the Higher Level Skills Program visit: 

https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/higher-level-skills 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is a form of assessment and is offered to all students once you have enrolled into your qualification. RPL provides an opportunity for a range of knowledge and skills relevant to this qualification and the job role to be assessed and recognised before formal training commences.

RPL will require you to discuss your experience with your trainer, gather evidence to support the RPL process, and participate in a workplace observation visit with your workplace supervisor and one of our trainers.

Direct Credit

If a student has existing qualifications that may be related to this qualification, they will be encouraged to present those qualifications or Statements of Attainment (SOA) to their trainer. Existing qualifications or SOA will be assessed against the requirements of the current Certificate III in Individual Support to determine if any credit transfers are appropriate. 

Refund Policy

Once training has commenced, refunds will be given on a pro-rata basis, in accordance with the agreed training plan. For those units which students have commenced training in, (those in which resources and/or any training has been received) fees will be refunded on a pro rata basis. If fees have been paid in advance and training has not commenced nor resources issued, then fees for those units will be refunded in total. Students may appeal in writing to the Training Manager regarding this refund policy. If a student withdraws from a workshop or agreed training session without notifying Akadia, a refund will not be issued for that unit or workshop. 

Akadia Training Toowoomba

If you are considering a career in this industry, we would love to talk to you about your career options and guide you through the enrolment process.

At Akadia Training, we aren’t just another training institution. When you enrol, you will become part of the Akadia family where you will receive on-going support throughout the entire course. You will learn from a team of trainers who have current experience in the aged care and disability industry.