Why Study the CHCSS00114 Entry into Care Roles Skill Set?

‘As the country emerges from the COVID-19 Pandemic, demand for skilled workers in human services care occupations is expected to increase by more than 100,000 employees in the next five years.’1

            -The Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment

This year, we were approved for funding to offer fee-free, Job Ready skill sets at our WA campuses. If you’re eligible, you can complete this premium training course at zero cost. To learn more about the eligibility requirements and what a skill set is, check out last week’s blog.

Today, we’re focusing on why students are studying the CHCSS00114 Entry into Care Roles skill set. We sat down with Kursten, an Entry into Care Roles Trainer, and asked her about this course.

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Learn the Foundational Skills for Employment

‘It is a short induction course for (three) weeks. And we cover things like infection control, the work health and safety, manual handling, and providing individuals with care. That gives (students) just a little taste in what is expected of them…what they’re actually going to be doing (on the job).’

-Kursten, Entry to Care Roles Trainer

The CHCSS00114 Entry into Care Roles skill set has been developed to ‘provide job seekers with entry level skills to start working immediately in these sectors’1. If you want to become a carer, you’ll need a strong foundation of skills relevant to current and future job roles. CHCSS00114 Entry into Care Roles provides this foundation through three units of competency, which are taken directly from the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support. They are:

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

Through these units, you’ll be equipped for employment and understand the basic tasks you’ll need to perform while working in many jobs across the support services, including:

  • Support worker.
  • Nursing assistant.
  • Community care worker.
  • Residential care worker.
  • Family support worker.

Most of these roles will require a full qualification instead of a skill set alone. Fortunately, CHCSS00114 Entry into Care Roles is one of the best ways to learn if you’d like to complete the qualification.

Try a Full qualification before paying 

‘It’s a foot in the door. It’s a taste. There’s nothing worse than coming into a full-blown course and doing a few units and then going “I’m not enjoying it”. This way you can actually do three (units) and it is a free skill set for every eligible person.’

-Kursten, Entry to Care Roles Trainer

Imagine if you could try a qualification before paying for it. You could experience the first few weeks of the full qualification, talk to the trainers about your career goals, and learn about the day to day tasks you’d have to complete in this care role. The skill set can be treated as a free trial to the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support. Both the skill set and the full qualification only run for three days a week (Monday,  Tuesday and Wednesday).

If you finish the three-week course and decide that the full qualification isn’t for you, you’ll still walk away with a fully accredited skill set you’ve earned cost-free. And, if you want to continue your studies, we have easier, faster, and more affordable options to get your Certificate III.

Accelerated, Discounted Pathways into Higher Qualifications

‘The skill set can lead into the Cert III. They go into a credit, so you don’t actually have to redo those units…so it’s a gateway…it’s a great opportunity to become a carer.’

-Kursten, Entry to Care Roles Trainer

As we mentioned in last week’s blog, we’ve organised direct, discounted pathways from the CHCSS00114 Entry into Care Roles Skill Set into the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support. Here’s how it works:

  • You will complete your skill set units alongside the Certificate III class, as if you were enrolled in that class.
  • After completing the skill set units, you have the option to continue to study the Certificate III with the same class.

This means you’ll be able to continue your studies without being bogged down in credit transfer approval papers. We also offer a discounted rate for students who move from the skill set into the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support. Please enquire to find out more about our fees and funding.

If you’re looking to change careers, develop new skills, or enter the health care workforce, then this skill set is for you. And, thanks to the WA Government funding, the skill set is completely fee-free. There’s never been a better time to get started.

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