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Certificate III In Aged Care

Course Overview

This qualification is offered as Fee for Service. Certificate III in Aged Care will develop your skills in personal care and aged care activities enabling you to work in aged care facilities and to care for the elderly.

There are a total of 14 units to complete the qualification. The course will be delivered via a mixed delivery method of on-line learning and practical assessment activities completed in an organisation that delivers a range of services and interventions to clients. Work placement may take place in a range of contexts such as community-based organisations, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services.


No pre-requisites are required however a current National Police Check will be required to complete work placement hours.

Units of Study

Core Units

Unit CodesCore Units
CHCAC317ASupport older people to maintain their independence
CHCAC318BWork effectively with older people
CHCAC319AProvide support to people living with dementia
CHCCS411CWork effectively in the community sector
CHCICS301BProvide support to meet personal care needs
CHCICS302BParticipate in the implementation of individualised plans
CHCICS303ASupport individual health and emotional well-being
CHCWHS312AFollow WHS safety procedures for direct care work
CHCPA301BDeliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTAP301BRecognise healthy body systems in a health care context

Elective Units

HLTHIR403CWork effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
CHCAD401DAdvocate for clients
CHCCS311DDeliver and monitor services to clients
CHCCS400CWork within a relevant legal and ethical framework

Key Facts

Successful completion of Certificate III in Aged Care will allow successful candidates to seek employment in the following roles:

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Assistant in nursing
  • Care assistant
  • Care service employee
  • 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
  • Personal care assistant
  • Personal care giver
  • Personal care worker
  • Support worker
  • Residential case worker

Courses include on-line learning materials, assessments and certification. Trainer and Assessor support is provided throughout the learning via email and telephone.

More Information

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