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CHCSS00097

Individual Support - Ageing Skill Set

Take the next step in your career in community services with this additional skill set that will qualify you to work in a person-centred way, with older people in a variety of settings.

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NEXT START DATE 11 Oct 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Darling Downs and South West
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$45
Subsidised
$225
Full Fee
$1,050
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Course overview

Upgrade your career in community services with this additional skill set. This qualification is perfect for people already working in the industry, who wish to provide person-centred support to older people. The health and community sectors are experiencing a boom in Australia with more than 50,000 job openings expected over the next five years. This qualification will give you the skills needed to work in a diverse range of community and residential settings.

You will become skilled in supporting the empowerment of older people in their communities, people who have dementia and people with other complex needs. Our industry-embedded teachers offer one-on-one guidance to help you succeed in your studies no matter what flexible study option you choose.

This course will give you the specialised skills to care for older people in residential, community, and health care settings.

What can I do?

  • Disability Support Worker - Ageing Support
  • Personal Carer
  • Home and Community Care Worker
  • Aged Care Worker

Course outcome:

Statement of Attainment

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this skill set requires you to complete all 3 core units listed below. You will also be required to undertake 80 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCAGE005
    Provide support to people living with dementia
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCAGE005
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred care and support to people living with dementia. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide support to people living with dementia

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCCS011
    Meet personal support needs
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCCS011
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond to an individual's physical personal support needs and to support activities of daily living.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Meet personal support needs

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCAGE001
    Facilitate the empowerment of older people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCAGE001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond to the goals and aspirations of older people and provide support services in a manner that focuses on improving health outcomes and quality of life, using a person-centred approach.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Springfield
11 Oct 2022
16 weeks
6 workshops, plus 80 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $45
  • Subsidised: $225
  • Full fee: $1,050
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
11 Oct 2022
16 weeks
6 workshops, plus 80 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $45
  • Subsidised: $225
  • Full fee: $1,050

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Individual Support - Ageing Skill Set (CHCSS00097)

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Individual Support - Ageing Skill Set

COURSE CODE: CHCSS00097
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Need to know

For all students who are undertaking courses that include Vocational Placements in a high risk workplace, Queensland Health has directed that students must declare your COVID-19 Vaccination status and evidence to either TAFE Queensland or the placement provider. 

This may require you providing us or the placement provider information on:

  • Your vaccinate status
  • Last date of vaccination
  • Evidence of vaccine status

Where this information will be collected as part of your application and / or enrolment process.  Any data collected will be managed under the TAFE Queensland Privacy Policy.

This requirement is in place for all students in affected courses, including TAFE at School students.

Those students who have a medical contraindication may be unable to complete the vocational placement component of their course. This means you may not be able to meet all of the requirements of your course and may not be able to graduate or receive your qualification.

If you have any questions or concerns with this requirement, please contact our COVID hotline on 07 3307 4789.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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