About the Chronic Disease Self-Management Skill Set
The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is designed to provide the skills and knowledge to assess and support an individual with a chronic disease. The program includes a range of topics such as assessing risk factors, readiness for change and health behaviours, while working with both the client and their health professional team to develop a chronic disease self-management plan. This skill set reflects the skill requirements for work assisting clients with self management of chronic disease.
Further student information including the handbook with policies and procedures and enrolment form can be found here
Diabetes Qualified RTO 45133
Units of Competency
Units of competency
CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and address specific issues faced by people who have a chronic disease, in the context of contributing to a holistic approach to support. The unit applies to workers providing services to people with chronic disease in diverse community services and health contexts.
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide individualised services in ways that support independence, as well as physical and emotional wellbeing. This unit applies to workers in a range of community services contexts who provide frontline support services within the context of an established individualised plan.
On successful completion of this program, students should have:
• A greater understanding of chronic disease, risk factors and high-risk population groups
• The skills and knowledge to assess and support an individual with a chronic disease
• The ability to apply a broad knowledge of management strategies, client centred education and related support in the area of chronic disease
• Be able to assist an individual to develop a chronic disease self-management plan which includes risk factors and areas for health behaviour change.
Statement of Attainment
Upon Successful completion of the course a Statement of Attainment will be issued. These competencies from CHC Community Services Training Package meet industry requirements for work with clients to provide support for their self management of chronic disease.