Entry into Care Roles Skill Set


Entry into Care Roles Skill Set

Want to gain the skills and knowledge required to provide support for basic client care within entry level aged care and disability support sectors?

Provide in client care which will be predominantly non-direct, with some basic direct client care.

Australia’s aged care and disability support sectors will care for an increasing number of Australians in the coming decades. As the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for skilled workers in human services care occupations is expected to increase by more than 100,000 employees in the next five years.

The new Entry into Care Roles skill set has been developed under the leadership of the Human Services Care Skills Organisation Pilot to provide job seekers with entry level skills to start working immediately in these sectors. Find out more about this skill set below.

This skill set will provide the immediate skills required to work in the aged care or disability support sectors and a pathway to a meaningful, long-term career. These sectors will continue to need skilled workers into the future and this skill set will establish a strong foundation for a range of future jobs in the care and support workforce.

This skill set responds to an industry need as a result of COVID-19 and is time limited to the pandemic and recovery phase. This skill set is valid until 30 June 2021, with a mid-point review in December 2020. It may be extended by quarterly intervals if required, to align with the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery phase. There are modified assessment arrangements for units of competency in this skill set.

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Career Opportunities and Pathways

The Entry into Care Roles Skill Set training is aimed at individuals who are seeking a new and rewarding career in the Social Care sector, specifically in either aged care or disability support. This training is best suitable for those who are job seekers, career changers or people who are looking to develop new skills without committing to undertaking a full qualification.

Requirements before being placed into work
  • National Criminal History Check (Police Check)
  • Working with Children/Vulnerable People Check

The units provide credit towards the Certificate III in Individual Support and other qualifications that allow for selection of these units.

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
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