Certificate III in Aged Care

Program code CHC30212
Start date(s) February/July
Program length Full time: 17 weeks
Campus Chadstone; Moorabbin
Study mode Mixed delivery
International program Yes
  • Program Overview

    This Program has been designed for those who intend to work in residential facilities under supervision.  With an increasing demand for workers in the Aged Care industry, this is an exciting field to enter.  You will perform a range of activities supporting residents with personal care, health and wellbeing.

    Your in-class learning is complemented by 100 hours of industry placement over the duration of the program.

    There is an opportunity to complete a dual qualification by studying the Certificate III in Home and Community Care together with the Certificate III in Aged Care.  

  • Program Structure

    This program is structured to include units as described below.

    You will be supported to arrange and complete 100 hours of training in the workplace. 

    You can complete a dual qualification with Certificate III in Home and Community Care, by successfully completing an additional three units.  

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, work related projects, and observation in the workplace.

    Core Subjects

    • CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people
    • CHCCS411C Work effectively in the community sector
    • HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
    • CHCICS303A Support individual health and emotional wellbeing
    • CHCAC317A Support older people to maintain their independence
    • CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia
    • CHCINF408C Comply with information requirements of the aged care and community care sectors
    • CHCPA301B Deliver care services using a palliative approach
    • HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
    • CHCWHS312A Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work
    • CHCICS301B Provide support to meet personal care needs
    • CHCICS302B Participate in the implementation of individualised plans
    • CHCCS305C Assist clients with medication
    • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQTF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    • Victoria Police National Records Check
    • International students: English Language Skills to IELT 5.5 Level.

    Selection Process

    • Pre-enrolment interview with literacy assessment
    • Effective interpersonal communication.
  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    On successful completion of this program you are eligible to receive the nationally endorsed Certificate III in Aged Care. A statement of attainment may be awarded for successful completion in individual units.

    Pathways

    Further study opportunities are available in Certificate IV in Aged CareCertificate IV in Leisure and Health and Certificate IV in Disability.

    Career Opportunities

    • Personal care assistant
    • Nursing assistant
    • Personal care worker
  • Dates

    Program Commencement

    Moorabbin program commences on Tuesday 22 July, 2014.

    Chadstone program commences on Thursday 24 July, 2014.

    Attendance

    Chadstone: 2 days per week and Industry placement.

    Moorabbin: 2 day per week and Industry placement.

  • How to Apply

    Direct

    More information about the Direct Application process.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Community & Transitional Education Department
    03 9564 2067
    communityservices@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible students.

    Fees are calculated according to the level of course being studied, and the number of hours being undertaken, up to Government established maximums. Eligible students are able to access a Government Subsidised Place and certain categories of Full Fee Paying students may be able to access an Eligibility Exemption. Assistance is available in the form of VET FEE HELP or a Holmesglen Payment Plan for students who are unable to afford fee payment up front.

    For further information please visit the Fees and Charges page or contact the department via phone, email or through the Enquire Now form on this page.

  • Program Overview

    This course is designed for those people who intend to work in residential aged care facilities under super vision, per forming a range of activities supporting residents with their personal care, health and overall wellbeing.

    Students are required to study two days per week in the classroom and to under take a minimum of 100 hours (1 day per week) of practical placement at an Aged Care facility for the duration of the course.

    Students must provide a national police check certificate prior to commencing placement.

  • Program Structure

    This program is structured to include units as described below.

    You will be supported to arrange and complete 100 hours of training in the workplace. 

    You can complete a dual qualification with Certificate III in Home and Community Care, by successfully completing an additional three units.  

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, work related projects, and observation in the workplace.

    Core Subjects

    • CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people
    • CHCCS411C Work effectively in the community sector
    • HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
    • CHCICS303A Support individual health and emotional wellbeing
    • CHCAC317A Support older people to maintain their independence
    • CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia
    • CHCINF408C Comply with information requirements of the aged care and community care sectors
    • CHCPA301B Deliver care services using a palliative approach
    • HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
    • CHCWHS312A Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work
    • CHCICS301B Provide support to meet personal care needs
    • CHCICS302B Participate in the implementation of individualised plans
    • CHCCS305C Assist clients with medication
    • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQTF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    • Victoria Police National Records Check
    • International students: English Language Skills equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic).
    • International students: Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent.

    Selection Process

    • Pre-enrolment interview with literacy assessment
    • Effective interpersonal communication.
  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    On successful completion of this program you are eligible to receive the nationally endorsed Certificate III in Aged Care. A statement of attainment may be awarded for successful completion in individual units.

    Pathways

    Further study opportunities are available in Certificate IV in Aged CareCertificate IV in Leisure and Health and Certificate IV in Disability.

    Career Opportunities

    • Personal care assistant
    • Nursing assistant
    • Personal care worker
  • Dates

    Program Commencement

    Moorabbin program commences on Tuesday 22 July, 2014.

    Chadstone program commences on Thursday 24 July, 2014.

    Upcoming Info Sessions

    Wednesday 21st May, 2014 at Chadstone Campus

    5pm - 7pm 

    Attendance

    Chadstone: 2 days per week and Industry placement.

    Moorabbin: 2 day per week and Industry placement.

  • How to Apply

    Direct

    More information about the Direct Application process.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Community & Transitional Education Department
    03 9564 2067
    communityservices@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible students.

    Fees are calculated according to the level of course being studied, and the number of hours being undertaken, up to Government established maximums. Eligible students are able to access a Government Subsidised Place and certain categories of Full Fee Paying students may be able to access an Eligibility Exemption. Assistance is available in the form of VET FEE HELP or a Holmesglen Payment Plan for students who are unable to afford fee payment up front.

    For further information please visit the Fees and Charges page or contact the department via phone, email or through the Enquire Now form on this page.

Community Services Open Days

  • 20Aug
    Community Care
    Chadstone
    OD477

    Do you have a big heart and a passion for your community? When you work with and care for other people, you can make a huge difference to their lives - if that sounds like a career you would love, why not consider a Home Care or Personal Care program at Holmesglen?

    This program has been designed for those who intend to work as a Home Care or Personal Care Worker in the community. With an increasing demand for workers, this is an exciting field to enter. You will perform a range of activities related to maintaining a person's independence by assisting with their personal care and wellbeing within the home environment.

    Visit us on Open Days for a presentation highlighting pathway options and course information followed by a tour of the department’s facilities. Our trainers will be available after the tour to answer all of your questions

    - , Wed 20 Aug - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia

  • 20Aug
    Community Services - AOD & Case Management
    Waverley
    OD512

    As communities are becoming bigger, the demand for quality care and support is increasing.

    At Holmesglen we have a range of community service courses for careers where you can really make a difference in the lives of others.

    Study mental health, alcohol and other drugs or case management and start a career that impacts positively on our community.

    Visit us on Open Days for a presentation highlighting pathway options and course information.

    - , Wed 20 Aug - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley, Vic Australia