category: international Course
104 Weeks
Medium levels
20 hours/week
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Course Info

This package course is designed for the students who wants to gain skills and knowledge to work in the aged care and community care settings.This course combines both theory and practical sessions and is designed to provide students with professional skills and knowledge to carry out duties as an effective team leader and to be future managers in the field of aged and/or community sectors.Students will learn how to assess service requirements for older people with complex needs, plan and monitor service delivery, undertake relevant administrative tasks, plan and conduct group activities, implement and monitor Work Health & Safety policies and procedures, implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures, organise effective team work environment, administer medications and monitor the effect to older people, liaise with family members and allied health professionals and will be able to work as a team leader in a residential aged care facility.On completion of this course students will obtain a nationally recognised qualification which will open employment doors as a residential aged care worker and also provide a pathway to other health and community related qualifications such as Diploma of Nursing and/or Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Community Services. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must complete at least 240 hours of work experience. (120 hours during their CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support in residential aged care facility and 120 hours during their CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services in health and/or community service organisations).The students will be awarded with two qualifications after the completion of this package course. The student must enroll in CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support and be competent before the commencement of CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.


This qualification will be delivered and assessed over 104 weeks (including holiday periods). This comprises of 48 weeks for CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support and 48 weeks for CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services and holiday breaks in between the two qualifications.

Course fee

Total cost for full fee paying students: $ 22,000.00

fee structure

Application fee$ 150 (non-refundable)
Enrolment and first term fee$ 11,000.00
Final Term Fee$ 11,000.00

Additional Fee

Students are to undergo national police check, working with children check and complete HLTAID011 Provide first aid, prior to commencement of professional experience placement at their own cost. The cost for police check varies from $50-$100, the cost of working with children check cost $80 and the cost for first aid training varies from $80-$150. Students are required to wear ACHM uniform during the placement which can be purchased from ACHM office ($50.00). 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).

entry requirements

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:

Minimun education standard

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.

language, literacy and numeracy

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.

industry skills/knowledge/experience

No previous industry skills/knowledge and experience required.

age restriction

Person must be 18 years of age or older.

regulatory requirements

Must obtain Criminal history check prior to work-placement.

other general requirements

  • Attend and participate in scheduled training and assessment
  • Participate in workplace tasks to employer expectations
  • Be able to work in an aged care industry environment
  • Comply with ACHM code of conduct requirements, directions or work, and health and safety matters
  • Due to physical nature of work, must be physically fit.
  • ACHM highly requires students to complete an immunization prior to commencement of Professional Experience Placement.
  • It is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

English language requirement

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:

  • Test in English as a Foreign Language internet-Based test (TOEFL iBT)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test also known as Certificate in Advanced English.

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The training venue is at Suite 405, Level 4, 20-22 Macquarie Street, Parramatta, NSW, 2150


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:

  • Face to face classroom activities
  • Written work
  • Group activities
  • Projects
  • Practical demonstration
  • Role plays
  • Knowledge based
  • Skills based
  • Performance based
  • Simulation based activities
  • Work placement tasks which may be conducted in a simulated environment.
  • Oral interview questions

Working with Children Check

Students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check prior to professional experience placement. The cost currently is $ 80.00.

potential career outcome

After completion of this package qualification, students may choose to work in the residential aged care facility or any other community based organisations as:

  • Nursing Assistant
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Residential support worker
  • Care Assistant
  • Community care worker
  • Home care assistant
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Respite Care Worker
  • Care Supervisor Team leader
  • Welfare support workers
  • Community workers
  • Disabilities services officer
  • Family support worker
  • Residential care officer
  • Community service coordinator

national police record check

Students are required to undertake a National Police Check prior to professional experience placement. The cost varies from $50.00-$100.00

national police record check

Students are required to undertake a National Police Check prior to professional experience placement. The cost varies from $50.00-$100.00