Skill Set - Individual Support Home and Community (Ageing)

About Skill Sets

The VET system in Australia uses units of competency as its basic building blocks. Each unit of competency has defined learning outcomes (knowledge, skills and their application parameters), which are measurable in their own right, but which also contribute to larger education outcomes.

When units of competency are combined into an interrelated set below the level of a full qualification, they are commonly referred to as ‘skill sets’. 

CHCSS00099 Individual Support – Home and Community (Ageing) Skill Set

This skill set reflects the skill requirements for providing person centred support to older people in home and community settings. It has been endorsed by industry as suitable for individuals who must be able to prove they have the below prerequisites:

  • hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in Community Services, Health or related field or
  • have skills equivalent to the qualification requirement validated through a recognition of prior learning process.

To allow our trainers to support your learning, you will need to complete a student profile, including a language, literacy and numeracy indicator before your enrolment application is accepted.

Nationally Recognised Training

Course Delivery

Skill sets are available through self-paced online learning with work placement. Students will be expected to attend scheduled webinars, engage in structured online discussions and complete self-paced learning activities.

Additional support and training time is available for students if required.

CHCSS00097 Individual Support - Home and Community (Ageing) Skill Set

Delivery method

  • Full time 3 months, Part time 6 months
  • Students can study according to their own schedule and pace by studying online
  • 36 hours work placement is required

Course Structure

  • CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs
  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

AQF Certification Outcome

Students who successfully complete one or more units will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for these unit(s). These competencies from CHC Community Services Training Package meet industry requirements for work in providing person-centred support in various care and support roles within home and community settings.

Additional Pathways

The Health Care sector is Australia’s largest employing industry and is projected to grow by approximately 15% over the next five years.

Job prospects for this qualification may include:

  • Disability Service Officer Worker
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • In-home Respite Care Worker
  • Personal Care Giver and Support Worker
  • School Support Officer (Disability)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfers (CT)

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is a process that assesses a students competency - acquired through formal and informal learning - to determine if students meet the requirements for a unit of study. Students with previous skills, knowledge or experience are entitled to apply for RPL for a full qualification or individual units of competency. Students will be required to produce evidence and undertake assessment as part of the RPL process.

If students have previously completed a unit/s of competency and can provide valid evidence of AQF certification (issued by an RTO), they are eligible to apply for a credit transfer and would not be required to undertake further study for the unit.

Unique Student Identifier

It is mandatory for all students undertaking Nationally Recognised Training in Australia to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Students will need their USI to apply to enrol for training. Visit for more information.

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