Skills Group - Health and Community

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The following units of competency are from the Health and Community Training Package, which prepares participants for the role of workers in community or residential settings to provide person-centred support to people who may require assistance due to ageing, disability or another similar reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement as well as taking responsibility for own outputs.

Entry Requirements

Students must be 18 years of age, have sufficient Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills and be able to gain a police clearance check.

Study Pathways

After achieving competency, candidates may able to develop through the individual support, aged care or community services pathways (e.g. Certificate III in Individual Support).

Career Pathways

If you continue studies to gain a full qualification in Certificate III in Individual Support, you may consider roles including:

  • Personal Care Assistant
  • In Home Respite Worker
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Nursing Assistant

Units of Competency

HLTAAP001* Recognise healthy body systems
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.
This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.

HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide medication assistance and complete medication documentation. It also involves supporting a client to self-administer medication. This unit applies to community service and health workers with authority in their state or territory to assist with the administration of medication.
This unit requires assessment in the workplace. Prospective students must inform that either they are already working in the aged care sector and has access to work place or prepared to find placement to enable work place assessments. In addition, the assessor must be a registered nurse or reigstered enrolled nusrse or registered Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health practitioner.

CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in partnership with older people and their carer(s) to implement strategies to minimise the risk of falls. This unit applies to support workers in residential or community context. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision
This unit requires assessment in the workplace. Prospective students must be inform that either they are already working in the aged care sector and has access to work place or prepared to find placement to enable work place assessments.

CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs. And then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues. This unit applies to workers in contexts outside the mental health sector, but who come into contact with people with mental health issues. The services and support provide are not mental health specific.

Completion / Certification

Students that successfully complete a unit of competency will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.