Certificate III in Home and Community Care

Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Course Location
Warragul; Yallourn
Course Duration
Full Time: 6 months, in conjunction with Certificate III in Aged Care
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
Certificate III in Home and Community Care (pdf)
Study Modes
On Campus; Full time

Brooke Donaldson
Phone: (03) 5622 8532
Fax: 1300 094 661
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

Caring for aged adults and people with a disability can be a rewarding vocation that can make a real difference to another person’s wellbeing and quality of life. Carers are in high demand as our population ages, so caring for people in the community will offer you employment prospects well into the future.

In this course you will learn how you can help people to maintain an independent lifestyle in their own home. You will learn skills to help you provide effective support and communication, to be aware of cultural sensitivities, and to assist in empowering clients to maintain their independence.

You will also learn about industry information requirements and safety procedures that are applicable to the home and community setting.

This course can be studied as a Dual Award Course with Certificate III in Aged Care

Course participants will be required to undergo a police check prior to attending practical placement. 

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
  • In Home Respite Worker
  • Care Assistant/Worker
  • Community Support Worker

Entry Requirements

  • A written application, interview and literacy assessment may be required.

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

Core Units (9)
Unit Code
Unit Name
Work effectively with older people
Provide support to people living with dementia
Work effectively in the community sector
Work effectively with people with a disability
Work effectively in Home & Community Care
Provide support to meet personal care needs
Participate in the implementation of individualised plans
Work effectively with carers
Follow safety procedures for direct care work

Elective Units (5) *
Unit Code
Unit Name
Apply First Aid
Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co workers
Support older people to maintain their independence
Deliver Care services using a palliative approach
Support individualised health and emotional well being

Additional Unit (1)
Unit Code
Unit Name
Follow basic food safety practices


* Please contact your selected campus for the electives they will be offering.