|CHCAC318B||Work effectively with older people|
|CHCAC319A||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCCS411C||Work effectively in the community sector|
|CHCAC317A||Support older people to maintain their independence|
|CHCICS301B||Provide support to meet personal care needs|
|CHCICS302B||Participate in the implementation of individualised plans|
|CHCICS303A||Support individual health and emotional well being|
|CHCWHS312A||Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work|
|CHCPA301B||Deliver care services using a palliative approach|
|HLTAP301B||Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context|
|CHCMH301C||Work effectively in mental health|
|HLTHIR403C||Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers|
|CHCAC417A||Implement interventions with older people at risk of falls|
|HLTIN301C||Comply with infection control policies and procedures|
|Medication unit available as an elective|
Embarking upon a new career path is a big decision, so we'd like to help you make sure that you have made the best choice! While there are no formal entry requirements to study the Certificate III in Aged Care, before you enrol we may suggest that you complete an eligibility assessment form. This way, we can help you confirm your choice, or help you choose an alternative program that will suit you better.
During this course, you will have the chance to practice your new skills and knowledge under supervision in a real vocational setting. You will need to complete at least 120 hours in a workplace and the College Assessor (or a suitable alternative) will observe your development during this time. We will help you arrange a suitable work placement for this practical experience.
Also, in order for you to work in any federally funded aged care service in Australia, it is a requirement by law that you undergo a criminal record check. There will be a small cost associated with this check. The College will assist in arranging it.
Have you always wanted to study but never found the perfect time to do it? With our online learning platform, you can complete the Certificate III in Aged Care at your own pace and after hours. It’s easy, fast and flexible!
Maybe you prefer the feel of a book in your hand instead of staring at a screen, or flipping pages instead of clicking a mouse. If you need flexibility and convenience, our distance learning program offers the same advantages as an online course, but involves hard copy books instead of the online platform.
Some people find this the perfect way to learn. Blended learning is a combination of distance and online learning.
Classroom-based Aged Care courses allow you to use all of your senses in your learning experience. Ask questions and enjoy the company of your fellow students. Contact us to register your interest for a classroom-based course.
Aged Care traineeships are another study option. A traineeship allows you to study at work - and is focussed on you gaining the skills you need in the most practical environment possible. The real workforce.
Study anywhere in Australia
Being able to study from anywhere with distance education or online learning is a convenience that busy people have come to expect these days. It doesn't matter where you live in Australia; whether that be in a sheep station in the Northern Territory, or a capital city like Sydney (NSW), Canberra (ACT), Melbourne (Victoria), Perth (WA), Adelaide (SA), Brisbane (QLD), Hobart (TAS) and Darwin (NT), we can get you the course materials you will need. A small postage fee applies.
The Certificate III in Aged Care does not require you to sit complex, theory-based exams. Our goal is to ensure you become proficient at the skills that will be required of you on the job. As a result, you will complete a range of assessments that demonstrate whether you are ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ - so that when you graduate you will be prepared in the best possible way for employment.
Assessment methods may include:
National College Australia recognises that there are many things that impact the speed at which you complete your course. As a result, we don't impose time limits on this course, although we do suggest completing it within a 12 month period for continuity. Generally speaking, each unit of competency will vary from 20 to 60 hours of learning time.
If you have received formal training during your previous work in the Aged Care industry, or have completed other studies that cover competencies required by the Certificate III in Aged Care, we give you the recognition you deserve. If you would like to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning, simply let us know and we can take you through the process.
Many of our students come back to National College Australia to further their qualifications. The Certificate III in Aged Care is a pathway to the following courses:
It can even be used to work towards an AIN qualification.
Some of the roles Aged Care learning will qualify you for: