Course Summary

Delivery Method: Blended with Work Placement

Duration: 12 months

Work Placement: Minimum of 120 hours

Start Date: Anytime

Entry Requirements: No formal entry requirement

Course Fee: $1499


Why study this course?

Make a start in your career in the community services industry with this entry-level qualification.

With an ageing population, there is high demand for qualified aged care workers. According to Job Outlook, the number of people working as aged care workers is forecast to grow significantly in the coming years.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in aged care, and home and community care. It will also prepare you to undertake further studies in the community services and health sectors.


What will you learn?

This course will give you the skills you need to provide individualised support and care to people in aged care and home, and community settings.


Who is this course for?

This course is for:

  • people who have no experience in aged care and are interested in getting into the industry

  • people currently working in aged care who do not hold a formal qualification


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all 7 core and 6 elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake 120 hours of work placement in an approved setting.


7 Core Units

CHCCCS015    Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023    Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005    Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001    Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001    Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001    Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002    Follow safe work practices for direct client care


6 Elective Units

CHCAGE001    Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005    Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011    Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025    Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001    Provide home and community support services
HLTINF001    Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures


Career Pathway:

Aged care worker

Aged care support worker

Care assistant

Home care worker

Qualification Pathway:

Continue your studies in:

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Certificate IV in Ageing Support


Blended Delivery + Work Placement

The course is delivered via a “blended” mode of delivery, which includes a combination of face-to-face* and distance learning activities. The course includes the following activities:

  • Classroom training sessions*

  • Self-paced learning activities

  • Self-paced assessment activities

  • In-class supervised assessment activities*

  • Trainer-moderated discussion forums

  • Homework assignments

  • Coaching sessions


Note: *HPI Training Group has recommenced face-to-face sessions at our Surry Hills Campus following Covid-safe precautions. Contact us for more details


We clustered the CHC33015 to create a more effective and easy to follow learning experience. By grouping together similar course units, we have minimised the amount of repetitive course work you have to do to gain your qualification.


You need to complete 7 workbooks containing:

Knowledge based questions

Case studies


Observation and third-party evidence from work placement