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Course Information:

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work Involves using discretion and judgment in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support. In order to undertake your practical placement and secure employment in the future you are required to obtain a current clear Victorian Police Check and Working with Children Check card. If you have any concerns please speak to our friendly staff.


Direct pathway from this qualification includes Certificate IV in Ageing Support, Certificate IV in Leisure and Health and Certificate IV in Disability.


Ocean Grove - TBA
Information Session - 3rd May at 10am

Course Mode

The course is conducted in a classroom, with self-paced research, study components and requires an industry placement. Assessment is based on competency; this will involve a combination of assessment methods. These assessments are written assignments, discussion, interviews, workplace projects, role play and practical demonstrations. The various delivery methods have been designed following consultations with industry, learners and other stakeholders.

Training will be conducted at the Bellarine Training and Community Hub – 1 John Dory Drive Ocean Grove or at one of our selected learn local Neighbourhood Centre under the auspice of Bellarine Training and Community Hub within your community.

You will be required to complete 120 hours of unpaid practical placement during or at the end of the course. Bellarine Training and Community Hub will source a placement that meets the requirements of the learner.
A learner who is currently working within the industry of the area they wish to study, The learner may be offered the course as a self-paced off site study option. The learner will have at a minimum fortnightly contact with a qualified trainer.

Units of Study

Unit code

Unit name


Nominal Hours


Provide individualised support




Support independence and well being




Communicate and work in health or community services




Work with diverse people




Work legally and ethically




Recognise healthy body systems




Follow safe work practices for direct client care




Provide support to people living with dementia

Elective Group A



Meet personal support needs

Elective Group A and C



Support relationships with carers and families

Elective Group C



Facilitate responsible behaviour

Other Elective



Deliver care services using a palliative approach

Other Elective


HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication Other Elective 80
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid (Level II) Additional unit 18
SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety Additional unit 15






Student services

Our aim at BTACH is

  • Provide quality training meeting the needs and outcomes of our learners
  • to offer smaller classes
  • To provide the best opportunities for students to interact with the trainer
  • To allow for flexible training and learning
  • To encourage student participation in discussions
  • To provide a safe non-threatening nurturing environment for learning

Time frame:

Daytime: 27 weeks x 2 days per week plus 120 hour student placement within an Aged Care facility
Evening: 27 weeks x 3 nights per week plus a 120 hour student placement within an Aged Care Facility.

Course costs

The student tuition fees are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees may also change in line with Government fees and charges policy. Fees listed below are inclusive with no hidden costs, and no more to pay. $200.00 enrolment deposit is required at time of booking to confirm enrolment. Payment plan options are available for students enrolling in our courses with fortnightly payments required. Students must meet funding and concession eligibility to claim. Where students are to attend placement BTACH trainers will organise these placements in consultation with the student.

  Funded Concession Unfunded
Enrolment $ 0 $ 0 $ 4055
Admin $ 100 $ 100 $ 100
Resources $ 280 $ 280 $ 345
Total $ 380 $ 380 $ 4500

Eligibility for Government Funding

The Victorian Training Guarantee

The Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG) is making vocational education and training more accessible to people who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold.

This entitlement to a Victorian government subsidised place in recognised national training can be accessed at any time and will continue to be available for training at successively higher levels.
For all enrolments, individuals accessing the Victorian Training Guarantee will only be eligible to commence a maximum of two courses/qualifications at the same Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level in their lifetime. Individuals will also only be eligible to commence a maximum of two accredited courses with the title ‘Course in…’ in their lifetime.
Please contact one of our enrolment team to assess if you are eligible for VTG funding.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015, if you are undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a registered training organisation, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). You only need to apply once and you keep the USI for your lifetime.

To apply for your USI please go to

Victorian Student Number (VSN)

The Victorian Student Number (VSN) is a student identification number that will be assigned by the Department of Education and Training (DET) to all students in government and non-government schools, and students in Vocational Education and Training Providers.

The number, which is unique to each student, will be used as a key identifier on a student’s records, and will remain with the student throughout his or her education, until reaching the age of 25.

The VSN provides DET with the capability to accurately detect patterns of student movement through, and departure from, the Victorian education and training system. It improves the collection and analysis of timely and accurate data about education in Victoria.