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Entry into Care Roles Skill Set

Entry into Care Roles Skill Set

  • Amount of Training

    150 Hours
  • Course Fee

    660 AUD
  • Payment Option

    Easy Payment Options
  • Mode of Delivery

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* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

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Course Overview

This skill set aims to support the entry level skilling of aged care and disability support workforce. The skill set will provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to provide support to fully qualified careers whilst adapting to the new risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.


This skill set addresses the abilities and knowledge needed to provide entry-level client care for a variety of jobs and purposes in the aged care and disability support sectors. To ensure the safety of both the learner and the client in care, the support provided in client care will be primarily non-direct, with some basic direct client care.

Who should have this skill set?

As an entry-level skill set, this training is aimed at those with acceptable characteristics but no prior work experience in the elderly care or disability assistance sectors. This certification is used for:

  • COVID-19 has an impact on those transitioning from other sectors.
  • Parents with young children
  • A young person looking to get into the workforce
  • People seeking a new career
  • For those looking to learn new skills, or
  • For those who want to train but may not want to commit to completing a complete certificate such as a Certificate III or diploma,

Units of competency within the skillset

  • CHCCCS015 – Provide individualized support
  • HLTINF006 – Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control.
  • HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care.

These HLT Health and CHC Community Services Training Packages units of competency meet industry criteria for basic entry-level care in aged care and disability support contexts.

This unit’s skills must be used in line with federal and state/territory legislation, Australian and New Zealand standards, and industry codes of practice.

Potential career pathways

Job Roles

  • Aged Care Support Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Coordinator of Volunteers (Services to Older People)
  • Home Care Assistant

Educational Pathways

Students who successfully complete the skillset can progress to CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) and complete the course faster by obtaining direct credit transfer for all three (3) units.

Students can also enrol in the following courses and receive credit for two units for the following courses:

Pathway Courses

Units for which Credit Transfer Can be Granted

CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

  • CHCCCS015 – Provide individualized support
  • HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care

HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Acute Care)

  • CHCCCS015 – Provide individualized support
  • HLTINF001 – Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability

  • CHCCCS015 – Provide individualized support
  • HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care

HLT43015 – Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

  • HLTINF001 – Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care

HLT54121 – Diploma of Nursing

  • HLTINF001 – Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care

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IHNA Online Admission requirements

There is no formal entry requirements for this course, however applicants should demonstrate ability to perform task as required by the industry.

Applicants are required to be 16+ years old and above.

Successful completion of an ACSF test with demonstrated competence as per IHNA Online LLN requirements (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).

It is also essential for students to possess basic computer skills.

Digital literacy

Student must possess basic computer skills which includes covering the most common usages of a computer, including managing computer files, word processing, using spreadsheets and databases; creating presentations; finding information and communicating using computers; and being aware of social and ethical implications of Internet use.

Additional Requirements

We have listed down a few additional requirements for professional experience placement check below:

  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP) / NCC will be required for all practical placements.
  • Working with children check.
  • Applicable immunization certification like COVID-19 Certificate – IHNA Online highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunization.

*Additional costs may be incurred depending on the fees charged by the providers to complete these requirements

IHNA Online Pathways

Pathways from this Qualification

Graduates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the health care sector

Pathways to this Qualification

There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course.

How to Apply

Step 1
Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Enrol Now” and pay your tuition fees.
Step 2
Access: Explore the learning resources and start learning on your learning platform. Credentials, user guide and a conditional offer letter will be sent to your email
Step 3
LLN:You are required to complete an LLN test, within the first 3 days of enrolling
Step 4
Confirmation:Upon completion of your LLN and any other prerequisites, you will be issued a Confirmation of Admission
Step 5
Cooling off period:Once enrolled students have a 5 working days cooling off period (from course commencement date) to withdraw from the course and avail a full refund of the fees paid

* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

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RPL and Credit Transfer

Students must submit a portfolio of past evidence, which may include third-party assessments, and partaking in an interview procedure. They can further have their prior learning and work experiences acknowledged in this certification. A practical demonstration of the portfolio presented by the students may also be used to evaluate student’s competencies and expertise, which will give the educators a clear idea. In addition to this mutual recognition and credit transfer allow students to have their previous formal training recognized.

Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer is only available for Australian qualifications when a student has completed the units considered necessary for a qualification at another registered training organization.

Evidence required

Among the other evidence, we require a list of:

  • A statement of attainment or tetramer and transcript is required
  • If it is possible to access the students’ USI transcript with their permission; to obtain evidence of completed national recognized training.
  • Applicants for credit transfer must complete the credit transfer application form, attach a copy of a verified Award or Statement of Attainment, and submit the application to the course coordinator.
  • The course coordinator will further check the submitted award or statement of attainment and grant credit transfer for identical units that have been identified as being completed at another registered training organization.
  • The student and the course coordinator must sign the completed credit transfer record.
  • Student’s individual training plans will be adjusted to reflect any credit transfer granted.


Any other questions in your mind – let us give you some more clarity with the following FAQs:

To become an early childhood educator the starting requirement will be to complete a 4-years Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) or similar Course from a recognized institution. On the other hand, you also have a choice to complete a 2 to 3 years Diploma of Early Childhood Education. For more details you can check @ https://ihna.edu.au/courses/chc50121-diploma-of-early-childhood-education-and-care/

You learn a plethora of concepts and skills in a certified childhood educator course some of the skills include

  • Developing curriculum and study material
  • Teaching healthy and safety habits in a proper manner
  • Using principles of child psychology
  • Human overall development
  • Helping young children with language development who has difficulty in speaking

Though there is no fixed numbers but the average educators in Australia is paid around $77,274 per year or $39.63 per hour.

After the successful completion of the program the candidates may gain employment in various roles such as:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Kindergarten Assistant
  • Nominated Supervisor

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