Certificate III in Home & Community Care (CHC30308)
The Certificate III in Home & Community Care qualification applies to the occupational group who work in the community under regular supervision within clearly defined organisational guidelines and service plans.
These workers carry out activities related to the maintenance of an individual’s personal care and / or other activities of living. These workers report directly to a supervisor and are not responsible for other workers. Workers at this level are required to have an understanding of Indigenous culture and history and to work with local communities in the provision of services.
Theoretical concepts and knowledge are delivered in classroom training and supplemented with self-paced study. The learning is then taken back into the workplace where the theory is put into practice and learning integrated.
Occupational Titles may include
• Care Assistant
• Community Support Worker
• Food Service Assistant
• Home Maintenance Officer
• In Home Respite Giver
• Personal Care Assistant
• Personal Care Worker
• Support Worker
• Care Service Employee
• Community Care Worker
• Disability Support Worker
• Food Distribution Officers
• Home Care Worker
• Home Maintenance Worker
• Nursing Assistant
• Personal Care Giver
• Planned Activity Assistant
Course Duration & Delivery
When delivered as a public course the duration is 16 full day classes or 32 evening classes, and consists of approximately 570 hours.
Training is delivered in a classroom setting with self-paced study periods and work placement that includes either:
- 1 day per week (16 classes)
- 2 nights per week (32 classes)
- 1 Saturday per week (16 classes)
NTS will assist with work placement allowing students to reinforce the class-room learning on the job and will be supervised by workplace supervisors.
Assessment for the competency/s related to this qualification consists of Assessment Tasks that include self-assessment exercises, workplace scenarios, short answer questions, projects and observation.
Students may arrange to customise assessment tasks to meet their individual needs in relation to the workplace setting, interests, learning styles, literacy or cultural background.
The original integrity of the assessment must be maintained.
Course Fees & Funding
Government Funded places $100
Full Fee Paying $1950
This training may be delivered with state government funding for eligible participants.
Please call us to discuss Government funding eligibility.
Upon successful completion of the course students will be issued with a nationally recognised qualification ‘Certificate III in Home & Community Care’.
This qualification consists of 14 Units of Competency
- 10 Compulsory Units
- 4 Elective Units
Compulsory Units (10 Units)
CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people
CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCS411B Work effectively in the community sector
CHCDIS301A Work effectively with people with a disability
CHCHC311B Work effectively in home and community care environment
CHCICS301A Provide support to meet personal care needs
CHCICS302A Participate in the implementation of individualised plans
CHCICS304B Work effectively with carers
CHCOHS312B Follow safety procedures for direct care work
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
Elective (4 Units)
CHCAC317A Support older people to maintain their independence
CHCAC412A Provide services to older people with complex needs
HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
CHCCS305B Assist clients with medication
Recognition and Support
Recognition of Prior Learning / Current Competencies (RPL / RCC)
Students undertaking this qualification may have acquired sufficient experience from previous/current employment to be able to successfully demonstrate competence. If you feel you currently are able to demonstrate competence in any of these unit(s) please discuss with your trainer and seek a RPL/RCC application form to have these competencies recognised.
Language Literacy & Numeracy (LL&N)
Learners undertaking this qualification seeking employment in the occupational roles as listed earlier will require a suitable level of LL&N skills. For example: prepare reports, complete workplace documentation, receive and interpret instruction, communicate with peers and colleagues.
Learners may feel they require assistance with further developing their LL&N skills, particularly learners from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds (NESB). Assistance is available for learners to develop the required level of skill and may include, clarification of assessment tasks, receiving learner notes in advance of scheduled classes, or seeking skill development in LL&N via alternative funding sources.
Please discuss any LL&N needs you may have with you trainer to arrange a suitable outcome.
Access and Equity
NTS encourages people with disabilities to apply to enrol in funded training programs.
The following documentation & policies are available on request
- Refund policy
- Complaints procedure
- RPL & RCC policy
- Access and equity policy