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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 support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.
    • Students are required to attend 120 hours of work placement in aged care hour or community care facilities.


Course Units

    • CHCADV001Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
    • CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
    • CHCAGE003Coordinate services for older people
    • CHCAGE004Implement interventions with older people at risk
    • CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia
    • CHCCCS006Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
    • CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs
    • CHCCCS023Support independence and wellbeing
    • CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and families
    • CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
    • CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
    • CHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approach
    • CHCPRP001Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
    • HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
    • HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    • CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
    • HLTAID003Provide first aid
    • BSBWOR204Use business technology

Career Outcomes

    • Career outcomes from this course could include:
    • Personal Care Assistant
    • Aged Care Worker
    • Residential Care Worker
    • Care Supervisor
    • Care Team Leader

University Pathways

This course articulates into the following pathway courses:
Name of UniversityDegreeCreditsCredit Type
Southern Cross UniversityAssociate Degree of Health4
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Social Science4
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Social Welfare4
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Arts4
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Psychological Science4
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Art and Design4
  • This course articulates into the following pathway courses:
    • Diploma of Nursing
    • Associate Degree of Health
    • Bachelor of Social Science
    • Bachelor of Social Welfare
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Bachelor of Psychological Science
    • Bachelor of Art and Design

    Where & When

      • Brisbane Intake: monthly
      • Hobart Intake: 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 11 high school certificate or equivalent; or
      • Pass NIET entry test
      • English
      • (International student only)
      • IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent; or
      • Pass NIET entry test

    Tuition Fees

      • Domestic Full Price: $7,000
      • Offshore International student: $8,000
      • 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.
    • “NIET offers flexible classes for me so I could still meet my family responsibilities while getting my certificate. Now I started my dream jobs so I and my family are very happy that I started my study at NIET.”

      Sarah T - Business Administration Student
    • “I can utilise the skills gained from my business study course. I have met wonderful people throughout my study journey – from my study group and trainers to very helpful student services staff. My experience with NIET has been a very rewarding one. I have applied my knowledge and skills to real world experiences, and can really see the benefits it brings to my own business.”

      Sarah R
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