Certificate III in Home and Community Care
- Course Code
- Course Type
- Accredited Course
- Course Level
- Skills Building
- Course Location
- Warragul; Yallourn; Leongatha
- 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.
- Study Modes
- On Campus; Full time
Phone: (03) 5622 8532
Fax: 1300 094 661
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841
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.
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- Home Care Worker
- In Home Respite Worker
- Care Assistant/Worker
- Community Support Worker
- A written application, interview and literacy assessment may be required.
How To ApplyDirect 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 StructureCore Units (9)
||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) *
||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)
||Follow basic food safety practices
* Please contact your selected campus for the electives they will be offering.