Suggested Topics

Below is a list of suggested topics that you may undertake. These units may go as credits towards a further qualification that you may pursue in future.


1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait care –

  1. CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  2. CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
  3. CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity

2. Quality Auditing

  1. BSAUD402 Participate in a quality audit
  2. BSBAUD501 Initiate a quality audit
  3. BSBAUD503 Lead a quality audit
  4. BSBAUD504 Report on a quality audit
  5. CHCMGT001 Develop, implement and review quality framework
  6. BSBMGT608 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
  7. BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement
  8. BSBPMG513 Manage project quality
  9. Aged Quality Standards

3. Dementia Care

  1. CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
  2. CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

4. Diabetic Care – HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes

5. Care of Disable Client

  1. CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  2. CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
  3. CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being

6. Drug and Alcohol

  1. CHCAOD006 Provide intervention for people with alcohol and other drug issues
  2. CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

7. Chronic health conditions – HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems

8. Food safety

  1. HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices
  2. CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

9. Infection Control

  1. HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  2. HLTHSS003 Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting

10. Medication units of competency

  1. Enrolled Nurses – HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
  2. Medication for Care Workers

11. Medical Terminology – BSBMED301 Interpret and Apply Medical Terminology

12. Mental health

  1. HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
  2. CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
  3. CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  4. CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional, and physical wellbeing
  5. CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

13.  Manual Handling – HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks safely

14.  Palliative care – HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice

  1. CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

15.  Person-centred approach to care

  1. CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses
  2. CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
  3. CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
  4. CHCCCS024 Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder

16.  Wound care – HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment

17.  Work health and Safe work practices

  1. CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
  2. HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety
  3. HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  4. HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
  5. BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
  6. BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures, and programs to meet legislative requirements
  7. BSBRSK501 Manage Risk/BSBSUS501 Develop Workplace Policy and Procedures for Sustainability
  8. BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws


For further information, on unit of competencies and career pathways, please refer to www.training.gov.au