AustCare's Home and Community Specialisation
The AustCare Home and Community Specialisation is delivered within the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing,Home and Community Care)
At AustCare you will receive a balanced approach to both specialisations (Ageing,Home and Community), and be provided with clear examples of the tasks involved in aged care and home care work.
What does Home and Community Care training involve?
This course is a specialisation of the nationally recognised CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification, and covers both the theory and the practical components required for employment in home and community settings. It provides participants with the skills and knowledge to work with an elderly person, or a person with a disability, and carry out activities related to recreation, integration support, personal care and other activities of daily living.
A qualification in this area allows you to work in aged care homes, hostels, hospitals, and the client’s home environment and community.
To successfully achieve this qualification, students must complete at least 120 hours of work placement, or work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
Want to know more?
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:
- Home Care Worker
- Support Worker
- Client Assistant
- Accommodation Support Worker
- Personal Care Assistant
- In-Home Respite Worker
- Residential Care Officer/ Worker
Home and Community Care workers can work full time, part time, or on a casual basis, making this an ideal job for all lifestyles.
Units of Competency
- CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
- CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
- 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
- CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
- CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
- CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
- CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
- CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
- CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
This course is delivered face-to-face. For information on face-to-face teaching, please contact us for details specific to your preferred course location.
Theory – 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 four folders comprising of 13 units in total. The workbooks contain all the information that you will need to answer the questions and complete your projects.
Practical – You will be required to complete at least 120 hours of unpaid work placement 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.
Two Mandatory In Class days – Before going on placement, all students will need to have completed the Manual Handling Day, First aid/CPR training and more than 80% of their course content. We run First Aid and Manual Handling training in all of our course locations.
Please inform us if this is the option you would like to proceed with, and we can discuss it in further detail with you.
- 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 kilometers on a daily basis.
- Any Pre-existing Back injuries in the last five years must be disclosed.