Certificate III in Aged Care CHC30212
The Certificate III in Aged Care will prepare you for work in an aged care residential facility. It is the standard entry qualification for workers in the Aged Care sector and it can be recognised as a pathway to becoming an Enrolled Nurse. The content in this Aged Care course will introduce you to all aspects of a carer’s role for residents including personal care, well- being and help with daily activities.
People involved in Aged Care work need the physical capacity to deal with personal care and to be able to demonstrate genuine compassion and empathy towards others.
Common occupational titles that may be suited with this qualification are:
- Accommodation support worker
- Assistant in nursing
- Care assistant
- Care service employees
- Care worker
- Community care worker
- Community house worker
- Community support worker
- Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions)
- Field officer
- Home care assistant
- In-home respite worker
- Nursing assistant
- Personal care assistant
- Personal care giver
- Personal care worker
- Residential care worker
- Support worker
Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and oral English skills. You will be required to complete a Pre-training and Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment.
There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.
A current Police Check is required before the commencement of practical placement.
ETEA is constantly running this course throughout Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. Please contact us for details and dates of the next available course in your area or feel free to complete the request information pack form and we will contact you shortly.
Students have two options. They can choose from either a classroom based delivery or blended learning.
• Classroom delivery: Face to face training and Practical Placement.
• Blended learning and practical placement: Blended learning is a mixed learning experience with some of the delivery in the classroom with a facilitator, some as self-paced learning and some during the practical placement.
ETEA uses a range of assessment methods which may include:
- Classroom activities
- Written questions
- Observation (practical placement)
UNITS OF STUDY
Students will need to complete 14 Units of Competency, consisting of 10 Core and 4 Elective units;
(NB: Elective units will be selected for delivery by ETEA and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirement)
||Support older people to maintain their independence
||Work effectively with older people
||Provide support to people living with dementia
||Work effectively in the community sector
||Provide support to meet personal care needs
||Participate in the implementation of individualised plans
||Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work
||Deliver care services using a palliative approach
||Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
||Support individual health and emotional well being
||Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
||Support people with disabilities who are ageing
||Comply with infection control policies and procedures
||Assist clients with medications (note pre-requisites HLTAP301B)
Please refer to the industry pathways page.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
Recognition of prior learning is a process where a person with work experience, can have their skills and knowledge assessed, with the aim of getting a formal qualification. Click here for further details.
CREDIT TRANSFER AND NATIONAL RECOGNITION
Credit transfer assesses the initial course or subject that an individual’s using to claim access to, or the award of credit in, a destination course. The assessment determines the extent to which the client’s initial course or subject is equivalent to the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards in a qualification. This may include credit transfer based on formal learning that is outside the AQF. Click here for further details.