Certificate III in Aged Care

Program code CHC30212
Start date(s) February/April/July/September
Program length Full time: 17 weeks (plus 2 weeks term break)
Part time: 1 year
Campus Chadstone; Moorabbin
Study mode Mixed delivery
International program Yes (Full time only)
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  • Program Overview

    Holmesglen's Certificate III in Aged Care has built a reputation for quality, best practice training. Holmesglen has secured a wide range of work placement opportunities to ensure your on campus training is enhanced by a minimum of 120 hours "on the job" learning in both low care and high care environments.

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

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

  • Program Structure

    This course is structured to include subjects as described below.

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

    Assessment

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

    Core Subjects

    CodeName
    CHCAC318BWork effectively with older people
    CHCCS411CWork effectively in the community sector
    HLTAP301BRecognise healthy body systems in a health care context
    CHCICS303ASupport individual health and emotional wellbeing
    CHCAC317ASupport older people to maintain their independence
    CHCAC319AProvide support to people living with dementia
    CHCINF408CComply with information requirements of the aged care and community care sectors
    CHCPA301BDeliver care services using a palliative approach
    HLTHIR403CWork effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
    CHCWHS312AFollow WHS safety procedures for direct care work
    CHCICS301BProvide support to meet personal care needs
    CHCICS302BParticipate in the implementation of individualised plans
    CHCCS305CAssist clients with medication
    HLTFA311AApply 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. AQF 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

    Selection Process

    • Pre-enrolment interview with a literacy and numeracy assessment
    • Victoria Police National Records Check
    • International students: English Language Skills to IELT 5.5 Level.
    • Effective interpersonal communication.
  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    Upon successfully completing 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 of individual units.

    Pathways

    Career Opportunities

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

    Program Commencement

    Chadstone: Monday 20 July 2015

    Moorabbin: Thursday 23 July 2015

    Information sessions will be held on:

    Moorabbin Friday 26th June at 10:00am

    Attendance

    2-3 days per week and 120 hours of industry placement

  • How to Apply

    Direct

    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    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

    $2000 Holmesglen TAFE
    Holmesglen TAFE CHC30212

    Program Fees

    TypeCost
    Gov. Subsidised$2000
    Full Fee$5500

    Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.

    The tuition fees shown are what you can expect to pay if you are commencing study in 2015.

    These are not your fees. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

    You should note that fees may change in 2016.

    Which fee applies to me?

    Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – concession, subsidised and full fee.

    Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study.

    The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.

    How do I pay my fees?

    VET Fee HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.

    Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.

    Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff. 

    Important

    For those students wishing to complete a dual Certificate III in Aged Care and Certificate III in Home and Community Care there will be an additional fee.

    Please contact the department for further information.

  • Program Overview

    Holmesglen's Certificate III in Aged Care has built a reputation for quality, best practice training. Holmesglen has secured a wide range of work placement opportunities to ensure your on campus training is enhanced by a minimum of 120 hours "on the job" learning in both low care and high care environments.

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

  • Program Structure

    This course is structured to include subjects as described below.

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of written assignments, work related projects, and workplace demonstrations.

    Core Subjects

    CodeName
    CHCAC318BWork effectively with older people
    CHCCS411CWork effectively in the community sector
    HLTAP301BRecognise healthy body systems in a health care context
    CHCICS303ASupport individual health and emotional wellbeing
    CHCAC317ASupport older people to maintain their independence
    CHCAC319AProvide support to people living with dementia
    CHCINF408CComply with information requirements of the aged care and community care sectors
    CHCPA301BDeliver care services using a palliative approach
    HLTHIR403CWork effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
    CHCWHS312AFollow WHS safety procedures for direct care work
    CHCICS301BProvide support to meet personal care needs
    CHCICS302BParticipate in the implementation of individualised plans
    CHCCS305CAssist clients with medication
    HLTFA311AApply 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

  • 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

    Career Opportunities

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

    Program Commencement

    Chadstone: Monday 20 July 2015

    Moorabbin: Thursday 23 July 2015

    Attendance

    2-3 days per week and 120 hours of industry placement. Minimum 20 hours contact per week.

  • How to Apply

    Other

    International students are required to apply through the International Centre at Holmesglen. Please download an application form and forward it to international.admissions@holmesglen.edu.au together with certified copies of your academic transcripts and the A$500 Application Fee.

    Students may also apply through one of Holmesglen's accredited agents overseas, waiving the A$500 Application Fee. Please refer to the separate listing of accredited agents at www.holmesglen.edu.au/international.

    Please note that students with citizenship of countries classified by Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) as Assessment Level 3 (Refer information at http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Stud/Stud ) are required to apply through one of Holmesglen's accredited agents.

    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

    For 2015: $5,900 per year.