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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.

This skill set is for people working in various care and support roles in the community services sector who wish to develop skills in home and community support.

This skill set has been endorsed by industry as suitable for individuals who 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.

This is an online course that has a workplace component. Assessment consists of both theory and practical components and are to be completed by specified due dates. All practical assessments are completed as part of the required work placement.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this skill set include:

>disability services worker
> personal care giver
>residential disability support worker
>respite care worker

Entry requirements

You must:

  • be 18 years or older; and
  • not be attending secondary school; and
  • hold a Certificate III level qualification or higher in Community Services, Health or related field.

*If you do not meet the entry requirements and would like to discuss your options, contact Student Central.

Essential requirements

Students are required to undertake 120 hours of work placement in a suitable health or community service offering home and community, and aged care workplace. The work placement will be arranged by CDU.

Prior to undertaking work placement, students will be required to provide evidence of the following:
Vaccinations (Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella - (Chicken Pox), Influenza (Flu) - less than 12 months old, Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis - (Whooping Cough), TB Assessment
Documentation (National Police Check, Ochre Card (working with children check))

Students are required to wear the Charles Darwin University uniform whilst on placement:
- Navy or black slacks or knee length shorts/culottes;
- Navy/dark blue CDU polo T-shirt;
- Name badge in holder with clip; and
- Closed shoes, (NOT white, NOT runners)
Hair must be contained off the face and neck and no jewellery is to be worn apart from an unadorned-non-engraved wedding ring

CDU Polo T-shirts are available from the CDU Bookshop for $35.00. The cost of uniforms is borne by the student.


To be eligible for an NT Government funded place you must be:

  • a Northern Territory resident; and
  • an Australian citizen, permanent Australian resident or a New Zealand citizen who has resided in Australia for a minimum of six months


To be eligible for an NT Government funded place you must be:

  • a resident of the Northern Territory; and
  • a temporary visa holder who:
    • does not have work or study restrictions
    • has a valid visa for the duration of the training, allowing for the total volume of learning required to achieve the qualification, including supervised and unsupervised training and study
    • is not the primary provisional visa holder of a skilled, business innovation and investment, student, work or holiday visa identified on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Upcoming intakes

Location Start Date Duration Delivery Details Subsidised NTG fee Domestic full fee International full fee Application

Course structure

To achieve CHCSS00099 - Individual Support - Home and Community (Ageing) Skill Set a total of four (4) units of competency must be completed as listed below.

Students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment upon successful completion.

The total Nominal Hours for this training program is 230.

Code Module/Unit of Competency Hours
Units of Competency
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people 50
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services 50
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs 60
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families 70
  Total nominal hours for the skill set 230



This is a current, nationally accredited Skill Set from the CHC Community Services Training Package.

Additional information

You can access student services, find support and explore your community through the Current Students web.

Contact details Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).