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.
Entry requirements for this course are: Must be 18 years of age or turning 18 within 2 months of commencement of course. A completed course application form incorporating a Pre-Training Review. Completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment (LLN). Prior to admission of the course, the student must obtain and provide evidence of: A satisfactory Police Clearance Certificate. A satisfactory International Police Clearance Certificate (for International Students Only). A Working with Children Check (only if completing placement in home and community care). Must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia or hold the appropriate Visa (for International Students Only)
This qualification can lead to positions such as, Personal Care Assistant, Nurse's Aide, Family Support Worker, Residential Care worker, Transport Support Worker, or Field Officer (Community Services).