Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.
120 hours in total
Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.
Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.
TAFE NSW - OTEN - Open Training and Education Network (RTO 90004) is the largest online TAFE provider in Australia.
You can study OTEN’s accredited online TAFE courses at your own pace, and start anytime.
OTEN’s flexible courses are developed in consultation with relevant industry groups – to ensure you build the skills that are valued by employers.
TAFE NSW - Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004) trading as Open Training & Education Network
The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including whether you are an Australian resident or your chosen payment option. To find out more, contact the course provider.
Become trained in:
This course includes a total of 120 hours of professional work placement at an approved home and community care organisation. You will need to arrange your own work placement.
The industry experience gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond to an individual’s physical personal support needs and to support activities of daily living.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide individualised services in ways that support independence, as well as, physical and emotional well-being.
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with supporting the ongoing skill development of a person with a disability. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan and using a positive, strengths-based approach.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability to deliver rights-based services using a person-centred approach. It should be carried out in conjunction with individualised plans.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist clients to identify their rights, voice their needs and concerns and realise their interests, rights and needs.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement behaviour support strategies outlined in an individualised behaviour support plan for a person with a disability.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise, provide and monitor support services within the limits established by an individualised plan. The individualised plan refers to the support or service provision plan developed for the individual accessing the service and may have many different names in different organisations.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with supporting people with a disability in community participation and social inclusion using a person-centred approach. This involves enabling people to make choices to maximise their participation in various community settings, functions and activities to enhance psychosocial well-being and lifestyle in accordance with the person’s needs and preferences.
When you study online with OTEN, you can:
OTEN's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.