Skills Group - Health and Community

Course overview

The following units of competency are obtained from the Health and Community course. Health and Community Training prepares learners for the role of workers in community or residential settings in providing “person-centred” support to people who may require further assistance due to ageing, disability and/or other similar reasons.

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enrol into this course, learner must:

  • be 18 years old or older
  • obtain a police check
  • have an ability to complete work placement
  • ensure the stable network connection through any type of devices including PCs, laptops, tablet PCs and smartphones (self-pace study – distance activities)
  • Upon acceptance of your enrolment, you will be required to complete the electronic Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.

Duration

  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems – Suggested 2 – 3 weeks to complete.
  • HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication – Suggested 3 – 4 weeks to complete.
  • CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies – Suggested 1 – 2 weeks to complete.
  • CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues – Suggested 1 – 2 weeks to complete.

Mode of delivery

  • Face to Face learning: traditional classroom-based learning at the designated training location.
    (Location: L5, 12-14 O’Connell St, Sydney NSW 2000)
  • Distance/online learning: digital classroom based that includes self-directed learning

Assessment methods

Summative assessments may include written/oral questions, practical/observational assessments, and project works with discussion

Additional requirements - Work placement

To achieve the statement of attainment of 3 units of competency, the candidate must have completed at least 28 hours (1 week) of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Course fee

  • Fee for service: $500 per unit
  • Please contact us at support@brighten.edu.au or alternatively on 02 9223 1868 to discuss the payment plan.
Course structure

There are 4 units of competency to complete.

4 Units of competency Unit code Unit title Unit description
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 workplace or prepared to find placement to enable workplace assessments. In addition, the assessor must be a registered nurse or registered enrolled nurses 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 informed that either they are already working in the aged care sector and has access to workplace or prepared to find placement to enable workplace 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

Learners who successfully completed all units of competency and 28 hours (1 week) work placements with documentary evidence from the residential care centres approved by BIA will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.
This qualification is recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework.