Aged Care Courses Face-To-Face & Online
What does this Cert III course involve?
This course is a nationally recognised qualification that covers both the theory and the practical components required for employment in residential aged care and/ or community settings. By focusing on individualised plans, students are taught a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices involved in providing person-centred support.
To successfully achieve this qualification, students must complete at least 120 hours of work placement excluding lunch breaks or work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
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This course is recommended for people with a caring and patient nature, who are seeking a rewarding career in caring for the elderly.
Possible job titles relevant to this qualification are:
- Aged Care Worker
- Support Worker
- Accommodation Support Worker
- Assistant in Nursing
- Personal Care Assistant
- In-Home Respite Worker
Aged Care workers can work full-time, part-time, or on a casual basis, making this an ideal job for all lifestyles. Further study opportunities include study for enrolled nursing, leisure and lifestyle, and home care.
Certificate III - Units of Competency
CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)
The full qualification requires the completion of 13 units of competency – a combination of compulsory core units and preselected elective units.
- CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
- CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
- CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
- CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
- CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
- HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
- HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
- CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
- CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
- HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention control policies & procedures
- CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
- CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
Delivery Options - Face-To-Face & Online
This course can be delivered face-to-face, by virtual classroom or entirely online. Please contact us for details specific to your preferred course dates and location.
Face-to-Face Day Classes
Our face-to-face training is conducted in a classroom environment, where our Trainers will take you through each course unit, using practical tools and real-life scenarios. You will receive paper-based books for each course unit that you will work through in class and a small amount of project work to complete at home. Your Trainers will be available for ongoing support during class and whilst undertaking your mandatory placement (see below).
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Face-to-Face Night Classes
This is a more blended approach, where there is a small amount of pre-reading required before attending your face-to-face classes. Our Trainers will take you through each course unit, using practical tools and real-life scenarios. You will receive paper-based books for each course unit that you will work through in class and will be required to complete regular homework. Your Trainers will be available for ongoing support during class and whilst undertaking your mandatory placement (see below).
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Our training via virtual classroom combines our face-to-face training with the comfort of your own home. Your Trainer will teach you ‘face-to-face’ via a video call where they will take a number of students through each course unit using practical tools and examples. This is conducted using the app Zoom which is accessible on both mobile and desktop and is very simple to use.
You will receive paper based books for each course unit that you will work though at home whilst in the virtual classroom and in your own time. Your Trainers will be available for ongoing support online and whilst undertaking your mandatory placement (see below).
* Please note that in order to be fully competent and confident in the workplace, we require you to attend a full day of Manual Handling Training in person at one of our training locations and that you complete 120 hours of work placement (excluding lunch breaks).
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Our online training can be done entirely online and in your own time. You will have access to a digital version of each course unit which you can work through at your own pace. Your Trainers will be available weekly for ongoing support online via webinars and personalised feedback and whilst undertaking your mandatory placement (see below).
* Please note that in order to be fully competent and confident in the workplace, we require you to attend a full day of Manual Handling Training in person at one of our training locations and that you complete 130 hours of work placement.
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Certificate III - Course Structure
You will receive one workbook folder at a time and then submit it once all the components are complete. Once marked, you will receive another folder to continue working on. There are two folders comprising of 13 units in total. The workbooks contain the information that you will need to answer the questions and complete your projects.
You will be required to complete at least 120 hours of unpaid work placement excluding lunch breaks in a local aged care facility or community organisation. This is usually completed over a three to four week block, and work is limited from Monday to Friday. Shift work is common in aged care (morning or afternoon).
Mandatory in Class Days
Before going on placement, all students will need to have completed more than 80% of their course content, the Manual Handling Day/s, and as part of the high standards AustCare is known for.
First Aid/CPR is expected from the facilities that we attend (although not required of the course, also positions you to be job-ready if hired). We run First Aid and Manual Handling training in all of our course locations.
Please allow 3-4 months for this course.
- The ability to read, write and communicate in English proficiently (year 10 level or equivalent)
- Successful completion of a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment
- A Police Clearance with no criminal history in the last 10 years
- Physical ability to walk 8 kilometres on a daily basis
- Any pre-existing back injuries in the last five years must be disclosed