Certificate III in Home & Community Care

Quick Course Guide

Course Code:

CHC30312

Course Length:

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

Study Mode:

On-campus

Locations:

Melbourne CBD, Brisbane

Start Dates:

February, June, September 2015

Our Certificate III in Home and Community Care provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to care for people in their own homes or in other community settings. It focuses on teaching you how to carry out activities in the maintenance and personal care of clients, as well as providing them with emotional support. The knowledge you gain in the classroom is complemented by hands-on activities in our nursing labs, plus 4 weeks of practical workplace training that we organise 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
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Campuses

HSA’s Certificate III in Home and Community Care courses are available at our Melbourne CBD and Brisbane 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 or with a community care provider. 

Course Duration & Start Dates

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

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

2015
- Term 1 – February 2015

- Term 2 - June 2015

- Term 3 - September 2015

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Modules & 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 160 hours of work placement in an aged care facility or with a community care provider.

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 160 hours of work placement in an aged care facility or with a community care provider.

Core units
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
Elective units
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
HLTAP301B Provide healthy body systems in a health context
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Career Outcomes

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