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About This Course

Please find all the course details below. Don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or require advice – our friendly Student Services Team is always happy to assist.

Course Overview

    • 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.
    • Students are required to attend 120 hours of work placement in aged care hour or community care facilities.


Course Units

    • CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
    • CHCCCS023Support independence and well being
    • CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
    • CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
    • CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
    • HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
    • HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    • CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
    • CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia
    • CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs
    • CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
    • CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and families
    • CHCHCS001Provide home and community support services

Career Outcomes

    • Career outcomes from this course could include:
    • Assistant in Nursing
    • Care Worker
    • Community Care Worker
    • Residential Care Worker
    • Home Care Assistant
    • Respite Care Worker

University Pathways

  • This course articulates into the following pathway courses:
    • Certificate IV in ageing support

    Where & When

      • Brisbane Intake: monthly
      • Hobart Intake Date: monthly
      • Delivery Mode: face to face and online

    Entry Requirements

      • The training package does not have any entry requirement, but NIET’s specific course entry requirements are:
      • Education
      • Be of legal working age
      • Australian Year 10 high school certificate or equivalent; or
      • NIET entry test
      • English
      • (International student only)
      • IELTS score of 5 or equivalent; or
      • Pass NIET entry test

    Tuition Fees

      • Domestic Full Price: $3,500
      • Offshore International student: $4,500
      • Prices are indicative. Detailed pricing, terms and conditions will be provided in the Letter Of Offer when you apply.

    Ready to study?

      • Check the course details to make sure this is the course for you. We recommend that you also consult with your local aviation authority to ensure that you understand the cost and procedure for converting your overseas aviation qualifications upon your return home.
      • Check the Requirements section to make sure you meet the criteria to enter the course. If you need to upgrade your English or your academic background, no problem, we can package these in.
      • If you are eligible to join this course and you have your funding ready, applying is easy! Our simply online application form includes a Quick Guide section. Please read the guide first so you have everything correctly prepared before applying. After reading the guide, just contact us if you have any questions. Click the “Apply Now” button below to go to the application form and guide.
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      Sarah R
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