The Certificate III in Home and Community Care is made up of 14 units: 9 core units and 5 elective 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 and 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 and co-workers|
|CHCPA301B||Deliver care services using a palliative approach|
|HLTAP301B||Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context|
|CHCAC317A||Support older people to maintain their independence|
|CHCICS303A||Support individual health and emotional well being|
|Medication unit available as an elective|
There are no formal entry requirements to study the Certificate III in Home and Community Care.
However, it is important that we enrol you into the right program. Candidates may need to complete an eligibility assessment form, if we think this is necessary and, in some cases, we may suggest a different learning program for you.
This qualification has a minimum of 120 hours of vocational placement. The College will work with you in arranging a suitable placement for you.
Vocational placements involve observation tasks that will be conducted by a College Assessor. Where this is not possible, the College will discuss alternative arrangements with you.
Please note that in order to work in any federally funded aged care service in Australia, you will need to undergo a criminal record check. You will be required to pay for any criminal checks that the College conducts on your behalf.
You can complete the Certificate III in Home and Community Care online using the online learning platform.
It’s easy, fast and flexible!
A distance learning program offers the same flexibility as an online course but involves hard copy books instead of the online platform.
Distance education lets you complete the course at your own pace.
It’s easy, fast and perfect for those who prefer learning from a book.
Mix online learning with distance learning. Study from the books but complete the assessments online. What’s more…you only pay the same course fee.
We also offer classroom-based home and community care courses. Contact us to register your interest for a classroom-based course.
This qualification is also available as a home and community care traineeship. Contact the Training Manager for more information.
Study anywhere in Australia
Study distance or online anywhere in Australia. Course materials can be sent to you in any capital city: Sydney (NSW), Canberra (ACT), Melbourne (Victoria), Perth (WA), Adelaide (SA), Brisbane (QLD), Hobart (TAS) and Darwin (NT). We also deliver course materials to rural and remote areas. A small postage fee applies when we send you your course materials.
Competency-based learning focuses on the learner’s ability to perform selected tasks for the job role(s) which the Certificate III in Home and Community Care has been designed for.
There are no tests. Students are required to complete a range of assessments that will prove whether a student is ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’. This course has been designed to ensure that you have the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to ‘do the job’.
Assessment methods may include:
We suggest you complete this course within 12 months. Every learner studies at a different pace and the requirements for each unit of competency will vary from anywhere from 20 to around 60 hours for a unit.
National College Australia recognises the skills and knowledge gained through previous studies and/or work experience. Options for recognition will be offered as part of the enrolment process.
Successful completion of this home and community care course could lead to advanced standing in:
Some of the roles home and community care training will qualify you for: