Certificate III in Home & Community Care (CHC30312)
|Start dates||March, 2014|
|Locations||Melbourne CBD, Blackburn & Brisbane|
|Course Length||8 weeks part time (2 days per week) plus 120 hours of work placement|
|Course Fees||Refer to the Funding & Fees page for costs and available funding options, or call us on 1300 306 886|
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.
- 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
- Support Worker
- 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.
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.
|CHCAC318B||Work effectively with older people|
|CHCAC319A||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCCS411C||Work effectively in the community sector|
|CHCDIS301C||Work effectively with people with a disability|
|CHCHC311C||Work effectively in home & community care|
|CHCICS301B||Provide support to meet personal care needs|
|CHCICS302B||Participate in the implementation of individualised plans|
|CHCICS304B||Work effectively with carers|
|CHCWHS312A||Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work|
|HLTHIR403C||Work effectively with culturally diverse clients & co-workers|
|CHCICS303A||Support individual health & emotional well-being|
|CHCPA301B||Deliver care services using a palliative approach|
|HLTFA311A||Apply first aid|
|CHCAC316D||Provide food services|
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 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.
If you intend on applying for RPL or CT:
1. Carefully read the information contained within the RPL Information Booklet.
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 email@example.com no later than the second week of your course.
5. QLD Students - Submit these via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the second week of your course.