CHCSS00114 – Entry into Care Roles Skill Set


The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an unprecedented strain on the aged care and disability support workforce, impacting a range of job roles in those sectors. Industry feedback and employment statistics show that there is demand for rapid upskilling of a ‘surge’ workforce to fill aged care assistant, disability support and client assistant roles.

This skill set addresses the skills and knowledge required to provide entry level support for basic client care for a range of roles and purposes required within the aged care and disability support sectors. The support provided in client care will be predominantly non-direct, with some basic direct client care, in order to maintain the safety of both the learner and client in care.

The course involves:
3 units of competency

  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Prerequisites: There are no entry requirements for this course.

Before you enrol you’ll need to:
• successfully complete a pre-course interview with us
• be willing to obtain a Police Check before your placement.

Assessment This skill set responds to an industry need as a result of COVID-19 and is time limited to the pandemic and recovery phase. This skill set is valid until 30 June 2021, with a mid-point review in December 2020. It may be extended by quarterly intervals if required, to align with the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery phase. There are modified assessment arrangements for units of competency in this skill set.
Pathways The units provide credit towards the Certificate III in Individual Support and other qualifications that allow for selection of these units.