Enrolments for This Course Has Closed as It Has Been Superseded by the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

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Course Description

The CHC30212 is the aged care training course sought after by professionals in Australia’s growing aged care industry.

If you want to become an integral part of caring and providing support for some of society’s most in need individuals, then the Cert III in Aged Care offers you the valuable knowledge and skills required to perform the role of caring for our older community.

Note: All new students will now be enrolled in the latest aged care course, the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)This new course supersedes the older CHC30212 Cert III in Aged Care. Click here for more information.

Where Can The CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care Take Your Career?

Just imagine having a job that rewards you day in, day out… This course is perfect for anyone wishing to become:

  • An Aged Care Assistant or Care Worker
  • A Community Care or Support Worker
  • A Field Officer
  • A Personal or Residential Care Worker
  • An Accommodation Support Worker
  • A Nursing or Home Care Assistant

Inspire works with a range of reputable parties to market and recruit for national qualification and courses. Students of Inspire Education may be recruited by other parties under specific arrangements.

Course Details

Course Code:

Course Name:

CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care

Course Duration:

Expected Study Hours:

12 months Up to 1200 hours (including Vocational Placement)

Delivery Methods:


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Course Delivery Options

Inspire Education will provide you first-class training and student support while you undertake your Nationally Recognised and Accredited Certificate III in Aged Care CHC30212. This Aged Care course has been specifically designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to work effectively in an aged care environment.

The most effective and popular method of delivery for our aged care course is Online Learning. This allows you to study at your own pace anywhere in Australia, including remote areas AND all major cities such as Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Perth or Adelaide.

We have a continual intake of students on this basis, meaning you can enrol straight away!

Please read our policies and procedures in the Inspire student handbook before enrolling by going clicking here.

Course Duration:  You will have 12 months to complete the course from your enrolment date through online/distance learning. Inspire Education has a continual intake of students on this basis.

What Will You Learn in this Aged Care Course?

Our CHC30212 Aged Care Course will teach you many of the important aspects of the day to day caring for elderly individuals within your community. You will learn how to work effectively with older people and meet their particular care needs, and deliver care services that support individual health and emotional well-being.

This course will give you the tools you need to support older people to maintain their independence, identify healthy body systems, assist with medication, and provide support for people living with dementia.

Additionally, throughout our aged care courses you will learn more general skills to help you work and communicate effectively in the community sector, follow safety procedures, and comply with information requirements of the aged and community care sectors.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites required to enter this CHC30212 aged care course.
However, it is preferred that students:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  • Have basic computer skills

Students must undergo a police check for a criminal background in order to work in this field, and may have to undertake additional manual handling training before commencing Vocational Placement.

Qualification Pathways

The Certificate III in Aged Care  (CHC302120 is suitable for anyone seeking to gain employment at an entry level. Once enrolled, you may also consider additional training to complement your aged care skills, with courses such as:

Course Units

The Cert III in Aged Care is comprised of 10 core units, and 4 electives (14 units in total). It is Australia’s nationally recognised and accredited qualification in aged care, and our elective units have been carefully selected to ensure they meet the needs of a wide range of care professionals looking to care for elderly people.

Core Units:

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

Elective UNITS:

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

This Aged Care course shares some units with other community care qualifications, such as the Certificate III in Home and Community Care (CHC30312) or the Certificate III in Disability (CHC30408). Inspire offers a Combined Certificate III in Aged Care and Home and Community Care so that you can complete both qualifications at the same time!

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

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

Resources Provided by Inspire

To support you in your studies Inspire will provide:

  • Online Course Materials and Resources
  • Multimedia and Simulated Learning Resources
  • Online Forums, FAQs and Student Community
  • Workplace Procedures and Documentation
  • Information about Accreditation Standards
  • Anatomical Models, Charts and/or Diagrams
  • Vocational Placement Information and Support
  • Ongoing Trainer Support via Phone and Student Messaging System

Resources Supplied by the Student

To complete your studies you will need to have access to:

  • A Computer (PC or Mac) with Internet (a minimum reliable speed of 5mbps is recommended)
  • Google Chrome Web Browser
  • Latest Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Latest Adobe Flash Player
  • Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel 97 or later (or equivalent)
  • A Registered Aged Care Facility to complete vocational placement

Course Outline & Structure

Expected Study Hours:  There are a total of 1200 expected study hours for this course (including Vocational Placement). This equals approximately 23 hours of study per week, however you may work at your own pace and complete your course faster if you’d like!

As an Inspire Education student, you will receive a free upgrade to the Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) with a specialisation in Aged Care when enrolments for the new course open. You will be given gap training and full trainer support to help you gain this latest qualification.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is conducted using a combination of written questions, case studies, observation and a skills journal to give you maximum opportunity to develop your knowledge in aged care.

Vocational Placement

To successfully complete this qualification you will need to initiate contact with a registered Aged Care facility to complete workplace-based experience (minimum 80 hours and maximum 240 hours). This is to give you  practical experience in working with elderly persons and has been specifically designed to assist you develop the knowledge and skills required to work safely and effectively with elderly individuals.

You can see what is required by your Vocational Placement Provider here >> Vocational Placement FAQs

Note: If you decide to undertake the Combined Certificate course 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. Costs associated with completing the required Police Check, Blue Card or Working With Children Check will be shouldered by the student.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The RPL pathway is available to any learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification. See the RPL Guide for more information on this process and how to apply.

^To enrol now, pay only the upfront fee and take advantage of easy monthly payments for the remaining course balance. View the course information pack for complete pricing details.
*Payment plans and options are available to selected courses only. Course timetables only for courses that offer blended delivery option.