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Certificate III in Aged Care

Course Code: CHC30212

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Just imagine having a job that rewards you day in, day out... Certificate III in Aged Care training is perfect for those wishing to become a:

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Field Officer
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Disability Service Officer in Support of our Aged Community

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What Will you Learn in our Certificate III in Aged Care Course?

Australia’s newest Certificate III in Aged Care, CHC30212 supersedes the older Certificate III in Aged Care CHC30208 qualification.

Our Certificate III in Aged Care Courses will teach you many facets of aged care. You will learn how to work effectively with older people and meet their particular care needs, and delivery care services that support individual health and emotional well-being.

Aged Care training will give you the tools you need to support older people to maintain their independence, identify healthy body systems, and provide support for people living with dementia.

Additionally throughout our aged care courses you will learn more generally how to: work effectively in the community sector; follow safety procedures; comply with information requirements of the aged and community care sectors; communicate effectively; and how to assist clients with medication.

Course Outline & Structure – Cert III in Aged Care Course

The Certificate III in Aged Care offered by Inspire Education will provide you first-class training and student support while you undertake your studies. Experts in the field of community services, we offer a range of Nationally Accredited training options designed to meet the needs of students/trainees, businesses and industry.

Certificate III in Aged Care Course Units

The Cert III in Aged Care is comprised of 10 core units, and 4 electives. It is Australia’s nationally recognised and accredited qualification in aged care, and is designed for those interested in becoming a community support worker, field officer, nursing assistant, care worker, and disability service officer.

Core Units include (10 total):

CHCAC317A – Support older people to maintain their independence
CHCAC318B – Work effectively with older people
CHCAC319A – Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCS411C – Work effectively in the community sector
CHCICS301B – Provide support to meet personal care needs
CHCICS302B – Participate in the implementation of individualised plans
CHCICS303A – Support individual health and emotional wellbeing
CHCWHS312A – Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work
CHCPA301B – Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTAP301B – Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

Electives (complete 4 of 4):

CHCDIS301C – Work effectively with people with disability
HLTFA311A – Apply first aid*
HLTHIR403C – Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
CHCICS304B – Work effectively with carers

Additional Units (when applying for the Combined Certificate III in Aged Care/Certificate III in Home and Community Care):

CHCHC311B – Work effectively in home and community care

* The HLTFA311A Apply First Aid unit is NOT delivered by Inspire Education, students must organise the completion of this unit via an external provider.

Vocational Placement

To successfully complete this qualification you will need to initiate contact with a registered Aged Care facility to complete workplace-based experience to solidify your practical experience and skills in working with elderly persons (minimum 80 hours and maximum 240 hours).  This course has been specifically designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to work safely and effectively with elderly individuals, providing an opportunity for those with a passion for helping and community care to take a leading role in the care of our aged community.

NB: If you decide to undertake the combined aged care courses option including TWO Certificates (Aged Care and Home & Community Care), you will be required to complete TWO work placements, one with a Home and Community Care provider AND the second in an Aged Care facility.

Entry Requirements – Certificate III in Aged Care

There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification, however it is recommended that students are 18 years of age or older, and have a sound understanding of English and Maths. Students are required to have the ability to read and write simple documents, and collect basic numeral data. Students must undergo a police check for a criminal background in order to work in this field.

You will need to have:
• Access to a computer (PC or Mac) with Internet
• Latest Adobe Flash Player 7
• Latest Adobe Acrobat Reader (Essential for Mac Users)
• Microsoft Word 97 or later (for PC)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is offered to any Learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification.  During the enrolment process a potential Learner may discuss any prior evidence before commencing training to determine if they are eligible for RPL.

Aged Care Courses Training Schedule

Inspire Education delivers the Certificate III in Aged Care CHC30212 and provides your qualification upon completion.  The most popular form our aged care courses is online learning.  Studying online you will have 12 months to complete the course from your enrolment date.  Inspire Education has a continual intake of students on this basis.

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