Direct Care Skill Set Course

This skill set is designed to support frontline workers, or those wishing to gain employment as an aged care support worker to navigate the world of providing health care during a pandemic. Comprising of three essential units, our contextualised course ensures that you are capable, certified and job ready to provide safe individualised support.


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Course Outline

Learners within this course will undertake their learning and assessments in a mixed mode delivery method.

These include:

TU also offer tailored duration of this course for those who are currently working within a support role within their community.

Course Details

Course Code Course Name
AB82 Direct Care Skill Set
Course Duration Work Experience
6 days over 3 weeks Not Required
Delivery Method Course Dates
Classroom & Online Monthly Intakes

Direct Care Skills Gained

Throughout this course you will gain several skills including the:

  • Application of standard and additional precautions for infection prevention and control
  • Identification, assessment and management of workplace hazards and risks associated with highly contagious viruses
  • Compliant and appropriate safe manual handling techniques
  • Determination of personal support requirements to maximise a person’s participation in their individualised plan
  • Completion of reporting documentation
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+ Units Undertaken in this Course
Core
  • HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTWHS005 - Conduct manual tasks safely
  • CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs
+ Online Modules
There are 7 online modules that need to be completed. These are:
  • Health service induction
  • Infection prevention and control; The basics
  • Infection prevention and control; Standard precautions
  • Infection prevention and control; Transmission based precautions
  • Hand hygiene for health care workers
  • Workplace health and safety fundamentals
  • Manual tasks in aged care
+ What jobs can you get from this course?

The skills and knowledge that you gain from this course can open many career opportunities such as a care or personal support worker in an aged care, disability support or individual support setting. On top of this can provide an opportunity to work in a childcare role where infection control is a key skill.

Secondly if you are already working in the aged care or disability sector, the direct care skill set will provide you with infection control skills that may allow you to move job roles.

+ What are the occupational profiles for this area of work
Aged Care Worker

An aged care worker provides physical, emotional and personal support to the elderly that need assistance with every day life. Whether this be eating, showering or dressing and other social activities. Care is either provided in the person's home, assisted living facility or aged care facility.

Disability Care Worker

A disability care worker provides physical, emotional and personal support to those living with a disability. This includes giving assistance with everyday living such as eating, shower or dressing along with other social activities. Support may also include help with self medicating and other activities that can enhance that persons development


Entry Requirements


You must at least 18 years old with suitable skills in language, numeracy and literacy for a Certificate III level course. See more information https://www.aqf.edu.au/aqf-levels

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Additional Awareness Courses


Additionally, Training Unlimited offer personal development modules in health to help people gain a greater understanding of healthcare. We have a comprehensive range of Online Health Care Courses to extend your skills, that you can study from work or home to gain a same day non-accredited certificate.

Online Healthcare Courses

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