Course Title: Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3401 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Course Title: Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 25

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Important Information:

This course is delivered and assessed in a cluster with;

• CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services   • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies


VE 2019 (XXXX)


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

VE 2020 (BEN2),

VE 2020 (WFV0)

Course Contact: Gwen Cawsey

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4581

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

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 applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, in both centre-based and home-based service provision.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care


1. Follow safe work practices for direct client care

2. Follow safe work practices for manual handling

3. Follow safe work practices for infection control

4. Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace

5. Reflect on own safe work practices

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


Assessments will include a combination of tasks including knowledge questions and case study analysis.