This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. On completion of this course you obtain a nationally recognised qualification which will open employment doors across Australia as well as provide a pathway to formalise your qualifications in order to take the next step in your career. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
This qualification will be delivered and assessed over 48 weeks (including holiday periods) which includes:
|Classroom||20 hours per week for 32 weeks||640 hours|
|Simulation Based at the work-place||20 hours for 3 weeks||60 hours|
|Self Paced||10 hours per week for 38 weeks||380 hours|
|Professional Experience Placement||at a Residential aged care facility||120 hours|
The course is delivered face to face in a classroom and a mandatory professional experience placement.
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To successfully complete this qualification, students must satisfactorily complete 13 unit of competencies which includes 7 core units and 6 elective units. They are also required to complete minimum of 120 hours of work experience in a Residential Aged Care Facility.
|Core Units (7 units)|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualized support|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and well being|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|HLTAAP001||Recognize healthy body systems|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|Elective Units (6 units)|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|CHCAGE002||Implement falls prevention strategies|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|HLTAID011||Provide first aid|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and|
Total cost for full course is $ 10000.00
|Application fee||$ 200 (non-refundable)|
|Enrolment and first term fee||$ 5000.00 (including application fee)|
|Final Term Fee||$ 5000.00|
Students are to undergo national police record check prior to commencement of professional experience placement at their own cost. The cost varies from $50-$100. Students are required to wear ACHM uniform during the placement which can be purchased from ACHM office ($ 50). Students are also required to pay photocopying and printing fee if they choose to do in the college (Printing and copying costs: black and white $0.20/page and colour $0.50/page).
There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification specified within the Community Services Training Package.
Australian College of Health & Management require following as an entry requirement for persons who wishes to undertake this course:
student must have completed Australian year 12 (higher secondary) or equivalent education to get entry into this course and have general command of written and spoken English.
Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to recording care routines, writing progress notes for older person, communicating with older person effectively, reading and interpreting workplace policies and procedures, reporting hazards, calculating fluid balance charts, monitoring and recording blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
No previous industry skills/knowledge and experience required.
Person must be 18 years of age or older.
Must obtain Criminal history check prior to work-placement.
All students doing nationally recognized training from January 1, 2018 need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). For more details please see https://www.usi.gov.au/about
As detailed in Assessment Requirements for Units of Competency, the students must complete 120 hours of professional experience placement (work-placement). ACHM will organize the work placement for the students. The work-placement hours usually depend on the host facility’s schedule. Students are required to wear ACHM uniform and a name badge which can be purchased from ACHM office ($50.00). Note: Closed in non-slip black shoes are required to be worn during work placement.
At the time of enrolment or prior to commencing training, each prospective learner must submit evidence of attainment of the IELTS score 5.5 or its equivalent or must produce evidence of enrolment in an ELICOS (English Language Course for Overseas Students). The IELTS or equivalent test result provided must have been taken no more than two (2) years before the time of the application.
Following English test are acceptable:
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As detailed in Assessment Requirements for Units of Competency, the students must complete 120 hours of professional experience placement (work-placement). ACHM will organise the work placement for the students. The work-placement hours usually depend on the host facility’s schedule. Students are required to wear ACHM uniform and a name badge which can be purchased from ACHM office ($50.00). Note: Closed in non-slip black shoes are required to be worn during work placement.
Assessments are an integral part of all training courses. ACHM uses the principles of competency-based training for all courses. This means that a student’s performance is assessed on their ability to perform the tasks to the required standard. In order to ensure the principles of validity are upheld a variety of learning styles and a range of assessment strategies are used. Students are advised at the commencement of each term when assessments are scheduled, and a student may put forward for consideration of any special needs they may have.
Assessment for each unit of competency will be through a combination of the
following types of assessments:
Students are required to undertake a National Police Check prior to professional experience placement. The cost varies from $50.00-$100.00