Palliative Approach Skill Set - Provide (Support)

Qualification Statement of Attainment (NRT)
Course number 18809
National Code CHCSS00050
Program area Community Services and Health  
Duration (nominal hours) 155
Career opportunities Special Care Workers

Industry area Residential Care Services n.e.c.

Field of education Human Welfare Studies and Services
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Course overview

Course Description

Before you can enrol in this course you must contact the campus or
campuses of your choice for details of information sessions and other
procedures that may apply. Compulsory attendance at an information session
may apply.  

This course provides skills and knowledge to contribute to support of
people assessed by a relevant health professional as requiring palliative

Student Responsibilities in Work Placement

In many TAFE NSW courses, some of the learning and assessment occurs in the
workplace or a simulated workplace. A simulated workplace is very similar to a
real workplace and may have clients, but is usually within a TAFE NSW campus.
TAFE NSW has a responsibility to protect members of the public (and the students
themselves) from being harmed by students taking part in workplace or simulated
workplace learning. If there is evidence that your skills or behaviour could
present a risk to yourself or other people in the workplace, you may not be
allowed to participate in a work placement, at least for a period of time.
To help you understand your responsibilities in the workplace, you will be given
a code of practice which indicates expected standards of behaviour. Your teacher
will explain to you and your workplace supervisor the range of duties for which
you have the skills and knowledge. You must not carry out duties other than
those indicated by your teacher.
You need to take particular care if workplace clients are people who may be in
vulnerable circumstances - for example, people who are frail, children, young
people, people with a disability or people who are receiving a type of service
which may put them in vulnerable circumstances (for example, massage therapy or
nursing care).
A NSW Commission for Children and Young People Volunteer/Student Declaration
must be signed by students in courses where contact will be made with children
and young people. This form declares that the student is not prohibited from
working with children and young people. In some circumstances students may be
required to undertake a criminal records check or a Working with Children Check.
Your teacher will give you more information about this.
Students who have committed a breach of discipline or who are assessed as
presenting a significant risk to themselves or others during work placement may
be prevented from undertaking or continuing further work placement. This may
mean they will not complete the course.
Your teacher or an enrolling officer can provide you with more information about
this policy. If you are unsure about whether it may prevent you from completing
a course you could discuss the matter with a staff member of TAFE NSW
Counselling and Career Services.

Career Opportunities

Care worker/assistant, personal care worker/assistant, community services
worker, community support worker.


When you finish this course the units may provide credit towards a number of
community sector qualifications at Certificate IV or Diploma level.

Entry Requirements

 To gain entry to the skill set the candidate will need to hold a relevant
community services industry sector qualification or have commensurate industry
skills, as evaluated through appropriate recognition of prior learning


Course Contents:

Modules/Units Name Hrs
CHCCS422B Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately 75
CHCCS426B Provide support and care relating to loss and grief 50
CHCPA301B Deliver care services using a palliative approach 30

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Course structure

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What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
This course  reflects the packaging requirements for the Palliative
approach skill set - provide support, within the Community Services
Training Package Version 4.0 (CHC08 Version 4.0). The rules from CHC08
Training Package Version 4.0 are as follows:
All 3 units must be completed
To satisfy the Training Package requirements this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
Group 1 - Core Units
ALL three (3) core units must be completed
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
If you have completed other relevant training you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition for units previously completed.
All module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CHCCS422B Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately 75
CHCCS426B Provide support and care relating to loss and grief 50
CHCPA301B Deliver care services using a palliative approach 30

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve the CHC08 Training Package Version 3.0,  Palliative approach skill
set - provide support, learners must complete three (3) units of competency from
Group 1.

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