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 an 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.
Employment outcomes resulting from the completion of this course may include the following roles:
|Provide individualised support
|Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
|Support independence and wellbeing
|Recognise healthy body systems
|Communicate and work in health or community services
|Work with diverse people
|Work legally and ethically
|Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
|Follow safe work practices for direct client care
|Provide support to people living with dementia.
|Work effectively in aged care Elective
|Deliver care services using a palliative approach
|Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
|Support community participation and social inclusion
|Work effectively in disability support