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Entry into Care Roles

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Skill Set Overview

This skill set is for individuals who use introductory care practices to support fully qualified carers within an aged care or disability support environment. Candidates who complete this skill set would be equipped with the skills and knowledge required to undertake job tasks to support fully qualified carers, such as making beds, providing assistance to maintain a clean environment and communicating with carers as part of the support service.


This skill set is a pathway into the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification. This skill set will allow you to commence work in an entry level care role, with the opportunity to upskill into the personal care role.

Course Dates 

Contact Alpine Institute on 03 5751 9400 for course dates. Minimum numbers apply.

Career Opportunities

Occupational titles may include:

  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Care Service Employee
  • Aged Care Worker
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Assistant 
  • Personal Care Assistant with endorsements 
  • Enrolled Nurse 
  • Community Service Coordinator
  • Registered Nurse

Units of Competency

  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work Practices for direct client care
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Work Placement

You will be required to complete work placement in a health service environment. Alpine Institute will organise placement within Alpine Health or other Health Services.

Placement will commence following the successful completion of all assessment requirements.



To achieve the qualification, the student will need to:

  • Successfully complete compulsory practical training and observation in the workplace.
  • Successfully complete all assessment including Written Assessments, Case Study, Simulation/Observation, Online Quiz and Oral Assessment.

Entry Requirements

This course is open to candidates 18 years of age and over. Candidates seeking to undertake this course must have:

  • National Police Check – on commencement of this course all candidates are required to complete/have a current National Police Check within 36 months
  • Immunisation Evidence – Students are required to complete the Alpine Health immunisation status form prior to Enrolment. Current COIVD-19 Vaccination is a requirement.
  • First Aid Certificate – Students must present a current First Aid certificate prior to Enrolment. 
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy - Course applicants must complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.

Course Fees


Full Rate:   $548.80

Subsidised Standard:  $232.00

Subsidised with Concession:  $126.40

  • Course Fees include all materials and resources.
  • There is a non-refundable amount of $100.00 required to secure enrolment, this amount counts towards your overall course cost.
  • Please refer to Fee Schedule for Fee Type and Course Fee breakdowns.
  • You may be eligible for government funding through the *Skills First Program incentives. Visit: 

  • This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

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