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|
The Certificate III in Home and Community Care has no formal entry requirements. However, it is important that we enrol you in the course you are best suited to, so we may ask you to complete an eligibility assessment. We will share the results of this with you and may suggest different learning programs based on your strengths.
For this qualification you will be required to complete a minimum of 120 hours vocational placement, involving observational assessments conducted by a College Assessor or, if this is not possible, another suitable person. The college will assist you in organisaing a placement for this part of your course.
A criminal record check is required for anyone planning to work in federally-funded aged care services in Australia. There will be a fee associated with this check.
Online learning provides convenience and flexibility that most people look for these days, and is ideal for the Certificate III in Home and Community Care.
This option provides the same flexibility as an online course but involves real books instead of the online platform. Like online learning, distance education lets you complete the course at your own pace but with paper and pen instead of a screen and keyboard.
You can also mix online and distance education. You may prefer to study with books but complete the assessments online. With this option, there is no increase in course fee.
If you prefer face-to-face learning, contact us to register your interest in a classroom-based course.
This qualification is also available as a Home and Community Care traineeship. Contact us for more information.
Study anywhere in Australia
The convenience of studying anywhere in Australia is yours with distance or online learning options. We will send everything you need for your study to any Australian capital city: Sydney (NSW), Canberra (ACT), Melbourne (Victoria), Perth (WA), Adelaide (SA), Brisbane (QLD), Hobart (TAS) and Darwin (NT). We can also deliver town or country settings. Please be aware that a small postage fee will apply for mailing of course materials.
The Certificate III in Home and Community Care focuses on the learner’s ability to perform selected tasks for the job role(s) the course has been designed for.
Instead of sitting a conventional test at the end of the course, you are required to prove whether you are ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ by completing practical tasks; ensuring that you have the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to do the job.
Assessment methods may include:
While it is suggested that you complete this course within 12 months, we recognise that every learner studies at a different pace. Each unit of competency varies and should take between 20 and 60 hours to complete.
Other study and/or work experience may be taken into account when applying for this course and may shorten the length of your course. Please outline relevant details during the enrolment process.
Some of the roles home and community care training will qualify you for: