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 excluding lunch breaks 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


Core Units:

  • 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

Elective Units:

  • 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



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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Virtual Classrooms

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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Online Study

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 120 hours of work placement (excluding lunch breaks).

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Certificate III - Course Structure


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 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.

Practical

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.



Entry Requirements


  • 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


Placement


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Practical demonstrations given in class. Samples of products used in the industry provided in class. First Aid and CPR Training. Manual Handling Workshops.


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What our students say about us
“ I would recommend AustCare Training in Gold Coast, and especially Stephanie as the trainer to anyone who is looking for a good, solid, well taught course in Disability services. It really was a great course, and really prepared me to work in the industry. ”
Seth Kathart
“ I love doing this course through AustCare. Brooke is a great teacher who is passionate and knowledgeable in her lessons. Don't do this certificate through anyone else but Austcare!! ”
Leana Bath
“ I trained in Hervey Bay with Michelle,  she made my whole experience fun and exciting. I am now employed and have enjoyed having the pleasure of helping AustCare students with their placement at my work. - Maria Ellis ”
Maria Ellis
To anyone interested in the course. You will not regret it. Austcare is a great Company .Thankyou  Keith Manby
Keith Manby
Anyone wanting to do aged care I would highly recommend this organisation and a great trainer as well.  I gained employment after studying at Austcare! Tara Tilling
Tara Tilling
Aged care through austcare was amazing, friends for life. Working in aged care, I wish I did it a long time ago. Donna in cairns is amazing. Nusbaum J Moroni
Nusbaum J Moroni
Honestly everyone I'm in the middle of doing mine now it's the best thing I have done for myself it's easy to understand the trainer is really awesome and helpful you won't regret it trust me. Kylie Sawtell
Kylie Sawtell
They are great tutors, awesome course, I did it last year and its improved to keep up with what is required to get work after course. Liane Aukaha
Liane Aukaha
Austcare are Fantastic. I am doing there night class in Bundaberg and have found it to be excellent. The Trainer is fantastic who makes the classes enjoyable.  Debra Palmer
Debra Palmer
Best decision I 've ever made was to do the aged care course through you guys and as a result ended up with a job with the place I did placement. Mini Davey
Mini Davey
I thoroughly enjoyed the whole training experience, from the prompt responses to my queries, through to the professional presentation in class and finally the comprehensive exposure to the workplace through placement. with thanks, Muriel Tait
Muriel Tait
This is An awesome course! Full on. Just finished placement. 12 out of 10.
Wewia Littleton
I've had the best training with AustCare and got a job offer few days after I completed my 120 hours work placement! Thank you AustCare !!!
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