Course Title: Facilitate the empowerment of older people

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3319 Certificate III in Individual Support

Course Title: Facilitate the empowerment of older people

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 50

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies


Term2 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Renee Costa

Course Contact Phone: 9925 0886

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

 In this unit you will acquire the skills and knowledge neccesary to respond to the goals and aspirations of older people and provide support services in a manner that focuses on improving health outcomes and quality of life, using a person-centred approach.

This unit will assist you when working in residential or community contexts.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people


1. Develop relationships with older people


2. Provide services to older people


3. Support the rights of older people


4. Promote health and re-ablement of older people


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements

Overview of Assessment


This unit of competency is delivered and assessed with the unit of competency Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015 )There will be three forms of assessment and they will include a two questions and answers tasks in relation to the unit of competency and practical assessment either in a simulated or workplace environment.

The assessment tasks are as follows:

Task 1: Written activity

Task 2: Research and report

Task 3: Observation in a simulated and or practical environment

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