Stanley College
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Work in Community
Care Skill Set (State ID AE618)

Work in Community Care Skill Set
State ID AE618

Have a passion for Community Care and want to get to work fast?

The Work in Community Care Skill Set (State ID AE618) is a great starting point to get into the industry. It covers essential areas such as first aid and communicating with diverse people. You'll also learn to follow organisational infection prevention policies and procedures, including implementing standard precautions based on transmission risks of particular diseases or infections. You'll gain training to respond to outbreak situations happening within your workplace - this ensures you're working COVID-safe!

With this qualification, you'll be able to provide first aid response to illnesses or accidents in a range of situations, greet clients and exchange routine information to provide triage services, work respectfully with people from diverse social backgrounds and demonstrate cultural sensitivity, communicate effectively with clients, colleagues and management using workplace technology.

  • Duration:
    8 weeks

  • Tuition Fee:
    Fee Free*

  • Study Mode:
    160 hours Face-to-Face Theory and Practical Training

  • Intake Dates:
    23 May 2022
    15 August 2022
    7 November 2022

  • Schedule:
    Mon, Tue and wed
    (8.00am - 4.30pm)

  • Location:
    Perth City Campus

  • This program is part of the WA Government Skills Ready program offering free training courses aimed at rebuilding our local businesses and communities.

Why is this program good for me?

  • If you meet one or more of the eligibility criteria for Fee Free training, then you can enrol in this course for FREE*
  • Gain new skills or develop existing skills in just 8 weeks.
  • Be work-ready for in-demand Community Care jobs.
  • First Aid, Working with Diverse People, Infection Prevention and Health and Safety are all included in the course.
  • Get hands-on training using Stanley Colleges simulated training facility.

Entry Requirements

Completion of Australian Year 10 or equivalent.

Intermediate Level of English
IELTS Test Score of 5.0

    Other recognised English Language tests such as:
  • TOEFL iBT Test Score of 58
  • PTE Academic Test Score of 36
  • Cambridge English: FCE
  • OET Pass Grade
  • TOEFL PBT Test Score of 490
  • TOEIC 500

Career Opportunities

Community support worker

Community Support workers are the bridge between society and those who need help. They work to assess individuals' social needs, assist them in resolving these problems using skills they've developed themselves or received from other sources like family members over time and finally empower people so that their lives can be improved overall!

Care Assistant

Aged and Disabled Carers provide general household assistance, emotional support, care and companionship for aged and disabled persons in their own homes.

Course Structure

Unit code Unit title
BSBPEF202 Plan and apply time management
CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Gain a pathway to further vocational studies

Overall Eligibility

Students may be eligible for a funded course at Stanley College if they have left school, and their primary place of residence is in Western Australia and they are:

  • an Australian citizen; OR
  • a permanent visa holder; OR
  • holder of visa subclass 309, 444, 785, 790 or 820; OR
  • secondary holders of a temporary visa of sub-class 457; OR
  • holders of a Bridging Visa E (subclasses 050 and 051) where the visa holder has made a valid application for a visa of subclass 785 or 790; AND
  • candidates must be unemployed or under-employed

Fee Free - Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible or the program, students must meet one or more of the following criteria for fee free training:

  • Persons aged 15 – 24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding students enrolled in school); or
  • Persons and dependants of persons receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY; or
  • Persons and dependants of persons holding a:
    • Pensioner Concession Card; or
    • Health Care Card; or
    • Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
  • Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of services from the following Commonwealth support or employment services programs:
    • Jobactive; or
    • Online employment services; or
    • ParentsNext.
  • Dependants of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution.
  • *NOTES
    - School based students are ineligible to be enrolled in Fee Free training. - Students who do not meet one or more of the criteria listed above are able to enrol in the skill sets and pay the applicable course and resource fees in accordance with the Department of Training and Workforce Development’s current Fees and Charges Policy, available at

Apply online now!

Contact us on 6371 9942 or email

Alternatively contact your Case Manager at your Jobactive provider or approved broker. Please note that completion of the Stanley College application form does not guarantee enrolment or funding. Enrolment is dependent on funding being confirmed and the student’s ability to meet the eligibility criteria.

Stanley College also offers full-fee courses. Please visit our website OR contact us at +618 6371 9999 for information. Additional information on Jobs and Skills WA is available from

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees. Eligibility criteria apply. Prices as per the VET Fees and Charges Policy 2022.

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Stanley College acknowledges that its campuses are situated on Noongar land. We pay respect to the Wadjuk people, their Elders, past, present and emerging, who remain the spiritual and cultural custodians of the land.