Course Title: Provide support to meet personal care needs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3260

Course Title: Provide support to meet personal care needs

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2012

Course Contact: Susan Russell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254637

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required by workers within their designated role and responsibilities to support or assist a client with their personal care needs within the time frame of an individualised care support plan.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not Applicable.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCICS301A Provide support to meet personal care needs


Address personal support requirements.

Apply understanding of client's personal support requirements.

Complete reporting and documentation.

Provide support within the context of maximum client participation.

Recognise and report changes in client health and/or personal support requirements.

Learning Outcomes

The learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of their own work role and responsibilities, the knowledge to interpret a personal care support plan, including terminology, basic understanding/knowledge of human body systems, goals, objectives, and actions.The learner will have acquired the knowledge of basic body hygiene and grooming, and oral hygiene. The learner will be able to identify common equipment and aids utilised in provision of personal care support, will have the knowledge of occupational health and safety issues and procedures, ( including those related to manual handling and infection control).The learner will be able to demonstrate their skills confidently to liaise and report appropriately to supervisor and / or health professionals and make informed observations and report appropriately. The learner will also have the skills and knowledge to be able to apply their oral and written communication to fulfil work role in a safe manner, confidently possess oral communication skills that will enable them to ask questions, clarify understanding, recognise and interpret non- verbal cues, and provide information and express encouragement.

Overview of Assessment

The assessments for this unit may include : written assignments, questioning and projects, case studies, scenario analysis and observation in the workplace through practical placement, simulated role play.