Certificate III in Aged Care

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

    This course 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 learning is complemented by 120 hours of industry placement throughout the duration of the course.

    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 program is structured to include units as described below.

    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 course commences on Monday 9th February, 2015.

    Chadstone course commences on Thursday 12th February, 2015.

    Chadstone Campus, evening course commences Tuesday 10th February, 2015.

    Attendance

    Moorabbin:  2-3 days per week, 120 hours of industry placement. 

    Chadstone:  2-3 days per week, 120 hours of Industry placement.

    Chadstone : 2 evenings per week, 4 x full weeks of industry placement, 6 hours online learning per week

  • 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

    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.

    Attendance

    Chadstone: 2 days per week and Industry placement.

    Moorabbin: 2 day per week and 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

    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.

Aged Care Open Days

  • 19Nov
    Aged Care
    Moorabbin
    OD754

    Rapidly growing employment opportunities make this course an ideal choice for your future. Our trainers are experienced RNs and PCAs who understand the benefits of applied learning.

    Join us for this presentation where you will participate in a personal care activity, discover the rewards of working with older persons, the benefits of our industry connections and details of our Aged Care courses.

    - , Wed 19 Nov - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road, Moorabbin, Vic Australia

  • 19Nov
    Aged Care
    Chadstone
    OD719

    Rapidly growing employment opportunities make this course an ideal choice for your future. Our trainers are experienced RNs and PCAs who understand the benefits of applied learning.

    Join us for this presentation where you will participate in a personal care activity, discover the rewards of working with older persons, the benefits of our industry connections and details of our Aged Care courses.

    - , Wed 19 Nov - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia