Certificate III in Aged Care CHC30212*

Certificate III in Aged Care CHC30212*

Quick Course Guide

Course Code:

CHC30212

Course Length:

Full-time: 15 weeks

Study Mode:

On-campus (3 days per week over 11 weeks, plus 160 hours of practical work placement)

Locations:

Melbourne CBD & Brisbane

Start Dates:

February, June & September 2016

The Certificate III in Aged Care CHC30212* prepares you to work in residential aged care facilities, client homes or community groups with older people. Our Aged Care course will help you develop the skills required to manage and take care of Australia’s senior citizens through theoretical and practical learning. The knowledge you gain in the classroom is complemented by hands-on activities in our nursing labs, plus 4 weeks of practical workplace training in an Aged Care facility that we arrange on your behalf.  Your work placement is a great opportunity for you to gain real life experience in the field and be introduced to a potential employer.

Entry Criteria / Pre-requisites

  • Willing to undertake a Police Check and Working with Children Check in preparation for placement
  • Basic ability to use a computer including word processing, emailing and internet searching
  • Complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment during the enrolment and orientation session to determine learning support needs
  • For information on how to apply in Victoria, click here.
  • For information on how to apply in Queensland, click here.

Campuses

HSA’s Certificate III in Aged Care CHC30212* is available at our Melbourne CBD, Blackburn and Brisbane CBD campuses.

Study Modes

On-campus full-time study requires you to attend class 3 days per week over 11 weeks. You will then complete 4 weeks of practical aged care training that we coordinate for you at an aged care facility.

Course Duration & Start Dates

Full time: 15 weeks (3 days per week over 11 weeks, plus 4 weeks of practical work placement)

Full time: 15 weeks (3 days per week over 11 weeks, plus 4 weeks of practical work placement)

2016

- Term 1 - February 2016

- Term 2 - June 2016

- Term 3 - September 2016

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Modules & Course Structure

The Certificate III in Aged Care CHC30212* course 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 160 hours of work placement in an aged care facility.

The Certificate III in Aged Care CHC30212* course 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 160 hours of work placement in an aged care facility.

 

Core units
CHCAC317A Support older people to maintain their independence
CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people
CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCS411C Work effectively in the community sector
CHCICS301B Provide support to meet personal care needs
CHCICS302B Participate in the implementation of individualised plans
CHCICS303A Support individual health & emotional well being
CHCWHS312A Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work
CHCPA301B Deliver care service using a palliative approach
HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
Elective units
HLTFA311A Apply first aid
CHCAC316D Provide food services
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients & co-workers
CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal & ethical framework
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Career Outcomes

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Assistance in Nursing
  • Care Assistant
  • Care Service Employees
  • Care Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Assistance in Nursing
  • Care Assistant
  • Care Service Employees
  • Care Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Community Support Worker
  • Disability Support Officer
  • Field Officer
  • Home Care Assistant
  • In Home Respite Worker
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Community House Worker
  • Support Worker
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Fees & Funding

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 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.

CT 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.
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