Certificate III in Aged Care

Certificate III Aged Care
Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Course Location
Warragul; Yallourn
Course Duration
Full Time: 6 months
Course Cost
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2014 Application Form (pdf)
Study Modes
On Campus; Full time
Starting Date
Full Time:
  • 2014

Warragul - July 2014
Yallourn - July 2014

Warragul Campus
Brooke Donaldson
Phone: (03) 5622 8532

Fax: 1300 094 661

Email: Brooked@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

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Course Overview

Aged Care workers make a positive difference to older people’s lives. Aged Care workers are in high demand as our population ages so a career in Aged Care will offer you employment prospects well into the future.

In this course you will learn how to maintain and provide personal care and assistance for the aged living in residential care facilities. Your new skills will be in line with the guidelines of the aged care sector. These include providing effective support, communication, managing behaviour, industry information requirements, safety procedures and cultural sensitivity.

This course will equip you for employment as a carer in a residential aged care facility and with GippsTAFE’s great reputation with local industry, our quality training will optimise your employment opportunities.

This course can be studied as a Dual Award Course with Certificate III in Home and Community Care - CHC30212.

Course participants will be required to undergo a police check prior to attending placement. There are approximately 160hrs of compulsory practical placement attached to this course. 

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Aged Care.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Home Care Worker
  • Personal Care Worker
  • In Home Respite Worker
  • Community Care Worker

Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of Year 11 or mature age entry.
  • A written application, interview and literacy assessment.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Assessment is competency-based for each unit. It can include classroom activities, oral presentations, written work and the demonstration of work-based competencies.

Opportunities For Further Study

Course Structure


Unit Code

Unit Name

Core Units (10)
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
CHCPA301B Deliver Care services using a palliative approach
CHCICS302B Participate in the implementation of individualised plans
CHCWHS312A Follow safety procedures for direct care work
CHCICS303A Support individualised health and emotional well being
HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
Electives (4)
HLTFA311A Apply First Aid
CHCCS305C Assist clients with medications (Pre req HLTAP301A)
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co workers
CHCCOM302D Communicate Appropriately with Clients & Colleagues
Additional units
HLTFS207C  Follow Basic Food Safety Practices