DP Training

Individual Support Ageing Skill Set


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Course Description

This skill set is a specialized program that encompasses the essential skills required to provide person-centred support to older individuals in diverse care settings. This skill set is specifically designed for individuals who already hold a Certificate III Qualification in the sector and are actively working as professionals in this field.

By undertaking this skill set, you will have the opportunity to expand your existing knowledge and expertise, further enhancing your ability to deliver comprehensive care and support to older people. The program covers a wide range of topics, including understanding the unique needs of older individuals, implementing person-centred care plans, promoting independence and wellbeing, and effectively managing age-related conditions.

Through practical training, interactive learning experiences, and real-world case studies, you will develop a deep understanding of the ageing process and acquire the necessary skills to provide holistic care to older individuals. This skill set not only equips you with the knowledge to address the physical, emotional, and social needs of older people, but it also empowers you to make a meaningful difference in their lives.

We’ll help you cultivate a culture of learning

Occupational titles for existing workers may include:

  • Support Worker
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Care worker
  • Disability Worker
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Attendant

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This course is delivered via blended model which includes:

  • Online delivery for 5 units of competency
  • Self-paced (up to 6 months to complete)
  • Trainers/Assessors being available Monday – Friday between 8:30am – 4:30pm through email and/or telephone
  • Upon completion of theory, a 4-hour practical simulation at one of our training venues and/or workplace demonstration of skills attained
  • Enrol anytime, start anytime!

DP Training accepts and provides credit transfers to learners who have authenticated and verified VET transcripts and AQF certification documentation issued by another Registered Training Organisation.

This Skill Set is delivered online Nationally.

Class-based or practical training may be delivered at the locations below.

DP Training Campus

  • Brisbane – 162 Abbotsford Road, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
  • Gold Coast –Level 3, Unit 7, 52 Davenport Street, Southport QLD 4215

Other training and meeting rooms

  • Adelaide – 97 Pirie Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
  • Sydney – Level 17, Angel Place, 123 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Melbourne – Level 10, 440 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

It is an enrolment requirement that prior to commencing your training in this skill set with DP Training that you are an Existing working in the Community Services and Health industry, or are a parent or unpaid carer of a NDIS participant, and that you hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in an area involving the provision of direct client care or support.

In addition, the target learner must:

  • be over 15 years of age, who have finished or left secondary school
  • undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Skills Indicator assessment questionnaire
  • have technological skills to undertake computer/online work and have
  • access to a computer and software with the following minimum specifications
  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later, or Mac OS X or above; Microsoft Office or equivalent and Adobe Acrobat Reader/Adobe Flash Player and up to date internet browser

Please be advised the following documents will be required to be submitted with your enrolment:

  • Proof of ID: Colour copy of Passport or Driver’s Licence.
  • Unique Student Identification Number (USI)
  • Colour copy of Certificates and Statement Results for any previously attained or partially completed qualifications completed in or recognised in Australia.
  • Evidence of current employment in the sector (payslip or employment contract).
  • Evidence of Certificate III in Individual Support (or superseded qualification).

If you do not hold a USI Number or have forgotten your USI Number, please visit the link provided below: https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-usi

Fee for Service

  • A full fee paying student – total course fee $1200

A $250 deposit is required prior to commencing training and assessment, with weekly, fortnightly and monthly payment plans to pay the remaining fees.

In order to gain the Skill Set, 5 units of competency must be completed for this qualification.

Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCCCS038Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
CHCPAL003Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCAGE013Work effectively in aged care
CHCAGE011Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS031Provide individualised support
# To receive an award for this skill set, Students are required to complete all units listed above as competent within a period of 6 months.

You may be eligible for funding based on the state of your residence and other eligibility criteria.