Hammond Institute

CHCSS00131 - Individual Support - Home and Community (Ageing)

Duration :              20 Weeks

Delivery Mode:     Blended

Start Date:              Enrol Anytime

Recognition:           Nationally Recognised Training

Quality Assurance : As a registered training organisation (RTO) Hammond Institute operates within the Vocational Education and Training Quality Framework (VETQF) and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) delivering nationally recognised qualifications and units of competency.

The CHCSS00131 Individual Support – Home and Community (Ageing) Skill Set is a comprehensive training program that focuses on preparing you for a rewarding career in the aged care sector. Throughout this course, you will gain a deep understanding of the specific needs and challenges faced by elderly individuals and develop the necessary skills to assist and empower them to lead fulfilling and independent lives.

Upon successful completion of the CHCSS00131 Individual Support – Home and Community (Ageing) Skill Set, you will be equipped to work in a range of aged care settings, including:

  • Home Care Assistant
  • Community Support Worker
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Respite Care Worker
  • Supportive Living Assistant

This course provides you with the foundational skills required to pursue further studies in the aged care sector or related fields, making it an ideal choice for anyone seeking to make a positive impact on the lives of elderly individuals and their families.

Target Group
This skill set is for individuals who hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in Community Services, Health or a related field, work in various care and support roles and who wish to develop skills in home and community support for older people, within the delegations of an established individualised plan.

Students must satisfy the following age, English, and Academic requirements:

  • Age: must be 17 years or over
  • Undertake Pre-Training Review
  • Achieve satisfactory result of LLN assessment: Learning, reading, writing, oral communication, and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.
  • Moderate level of digital literacy and has access to a computer with internet access.

Skills First Funding Avaliable

For a full list of fees, please refer to our Statement of Fees.

To be eligible for Victorian government subsidised training fees, the candidate must meet the Skills First eligibility criteria.


To check your eligibility, contact us at 03 8370 3170 or 0435 334 552

These units provide credit towards a range of qualifications in the CHC Community Services Training Package at Certificate III or Certificate IV level.

Assessment method may include: 

  • Knowledge Questions
  • Written Assignment & Case studies
  • Projects / Research Reviews

All assessment will be conducted in accordance with the Training Package requirements, Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence (https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.8-1.12)

There are no mandatory minimum placement hours required, but skills need to be demonstrated in a workplace setting for certain units.

To be eligible for the award of a Statement of Attainment for the CHCSS00131 – Individual Support – Home and Community (Ageing), participants must successfully complete seven units comprising:

•           seven (7) Core units

Where the full course is not completed, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for any completed unit/s.

CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCAGE013 Work effectively in aged care
CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS036 Support relationships with carer and family
CHCCCS037 Visit client residence
CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
CHCPAL003 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

Hammond Institute does not use brokers or deliver this course through third party arrangements.