Course Description

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. Worker will be required to maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.


Community and/or Residential Care Worker, Personal Carer, Care Assistant, Aged Care or Disability Support Worker

After successfully completion of this qualification, students may have
the opportunity to progress into CHC52015 – Diploma of Community

Students are required to have access to a computer with suitable word processing software and will require access to the internet for research purposes.

Credit may be assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to achieve a qualification.

Students must undergo a working police check and have a valid blue card before undertaking work placement. For further information, please visit

It is recommended, although not mandatory that students have the following immunisations: Influenza, Measles, Rubella (German measles), Chickenpox (varicella), Hepatitis A, Mumps, Whooping cough (pertussis). 

Students must be over 18 years of age. Student visa applicants are required to provide the results of an English language test. ASMI will accept test results from the following specified English language tests for student visa purposes taken in any country:

  • The TOEFL Paper-Based Test (TOEFL PBT)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test (also known as Certificate in Advanced English).

Students are required to reach a minimum level of English: IELTS 5.5 (with no individual band less than 5.0) or TOEFL 530 or ISLPR 2+. For further advice or assistance, please contact the International Student Manager.

Classroom Based – offered in Brisbane and Sydney, classroom and workplace based (combination of training and assessment delivery methods, including written assessment, portfolio of evidence, logbook and practical observation including 120 hours of vocational placement), 43 weeks full time.

RPL – offered in Australia, external based (combination of assessment of written evidence, practical observation and competency conversations), duration and fees will be determined by quality of evidence submitted and amount of gap training required. For more information on the RPL process please visit our website

Classroom Based (Fee for Service)

Option 1 (43 weeks stand alone) 

Administration Fee: $100.00, Resource Fees: $200.00, Tuition Fees: $6,450.00

Option 2 (88 weeks Certificate III Individual Support and Certificate IV Ageing Support Package)

Administration Fee: $100.00, Resource Fees: $400.00, Tuition Fees: $11,880.00

  • CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients 
  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
  • CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people
  • CHCAGE005 Provide Support to people living with dementia 
  • CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planing and delivery
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
  • CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
  • CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity

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