Certificate III in Home & Community Care (CHC30312)

Quick Course Guide for Health Skills Australia Training Program
Start datesJune, 2014
LocationsMelbourne CBD, Blackburn & Brisbane
Course Length8 weeks part time (2 days per week) plus 120 hours of work placement
Course FeesRefer to the Funding & Fees page for costs and available funding options, or call us on 1300 306 886
Quick Course Guide for Health Skills Australia Training Program
HSA offers Aged Care courses in the CBD. Study the Certificate III in Home & Community Care

Help the Elderly Maintain their Independence and Wellbeing

Our Certificate III in Home and Community Care will give you the knowledge and skills required to care for clients in their homes or in community groups. It focuses on teaching you how to carry out activities in the maintenance and personal care of the elderly and disabled, as well as providing emotional support and companionship.

Career Opportunities

  • Home Maintenance Worker
  • In Home Respite Worker
  • Personal Care Giver / Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Transport Support Worker
  • Food Services Deliverer

 

  • Care Assistant / Worker
  • Care Service Employees
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Community Support Worker
  • Driver
  • Support Worker

Entry Requirements

  • Completion of a Maths and English assessment unless a pass in Year 12 Maths and English has been achieved or a Certificate III or higher has previously been obtained.
  • A current Police Check.
  • For information on how to apply in Victoria, click here.
  • For information on how to apply in Queensland, click here.

Course Structure

The Certificate III in Home and Community Care consists of 14 units and incorporates theory based classroom learning with practical, hands-on sessions in nursing labs. You will also gain real life experience and put your learning into practice with 120 hours of work placement in an aged care facility or with a community care provider, including 40 hours of facilitated placement.

Core units
CHCAC318BWork effectively with older people
CHCAC319AProvide support to people living with dementia
CHCCS411CWork effectively in the community sector
CHCDIS301CWork effectively with people with a disability
CHCHC311CWork effectively in home & community care
CHCICS301BProvide support to meet personal care needs
CHCICS302BParticipate in the implementation of individualised plans
CHCICS304BWork effectively with carers
CHCWHS312AFollow WHS safety procedures for direct care work
Elective units
HLTHIR403CWork effectively with culturally diverse clients & co-workers
CHCICS303ASupport individual health & emotional well-being
CHCPA301BDeliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTFA311AApply first aid
CHCAC316DProvide food services

Assessments

Assessments for the Certificate III in Home and Community Care course vary and can include presentations, class discussions, assignments, practical demonstrations, short tests, essays, workbooks and case studies. Each unit is assessed in the classroom / practical lab and in the clinical setting to determine your competency against the elements and performance criteria.

Course Fees

Course fees can vary by state and are based on a number of different factors. Please refer to our Funding & Fees pages for more information, or call us on 1300 306 886 to discuss the most appropriate funding or payment option for you.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT)

RPL and CT is a process to acknowledge your previous achievements of competencies or learning outcomes that may count towards your qualification. 

RPL provides credit for relevant skills, knowledge and experience gained through working and learning, as well as formal and informal training.

Credit transfer is a process that provides credit for a unit of competency previously achieved.

Applications for RPL should be received by the Course Coordinator prior to course commencement, and no later than the first week of the commencement of your course.

If you intend on applying for RPL:
1. Carefully read the information contained within the Student Handbook.
2. Complete all sections of the RPL Application Form.
3. Collate copies of all required documents to use as evidence of your prior learning/experience and attach them with your application.
4. VIC Students - Submit these via email to hsa.rpl.vic@navitas.com.
5. QLD Students -  Submit these via email to hsa.rpl.qld@navitas.com.
6. There is a fee for each successful unit of competency RPL assessment.

If you intend on applying for CT:

1. Carefully read the information contained within the Student Handbook.
2. Complete the Application for Credit Form and submit with certified copies of your transcript or statement of attainment to Student Administration.

Pathways

Home and community care learning progression with Health Skills Australia