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Certificate III in Home and Community Care

CHC30312
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Average Duration: 6 Months

This qualification addresses work in client homes and other community settings under regular supervision within clearly defined organisational guidelines and service plans.

These workers:

  • Carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people in their own homes or in other community settings
  • Carry out activities related to an individualised plan
  • Report directly to a supervisor and are not responsible for other workers.
  • Occupational titles may include:

  • Care assistant / worker
  • Home maintenance worker
  • Care service employees
  • In-home respite giver
  • Community care worker
  • Personal care assistant
  • Community support worker
  • Personal care giver / worker
  • Disability support worker
  • Planned activity assistant
  • Driver
  • Transport support worker
  • Food services deliverer
  • Support worker
  • Home care worker
  • These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate III in Home and Community Care

    92.0%

    Satisfied with the training
    83.6%

    Received job-related
    benefits from training
    Personal Care Assistant (ANZSCO code 423313)
    Expected job openings
    Expected job openings are: high Low Below average Average Above average High
    High
    87,800 persons were employed as Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be greater than 50,000.
    Average weekly full time earnings
    Average weekly full time earnings are: low Low Below average Average Above average High
    Low
    Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers in 2014 are: $879. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,200
    Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers visit Job Outlook
    This course may be subsidised in the following state and territories

    1. ACT
    2. NSW
    3. NT
    4. QLD
    5. SA
    6. TAS
    7. VIC

    For more information about financial support and subsidies for training, please refer to the Financial assistance page

    PACKAGING RULES

    14 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 9 core units
  • 5 elective units
  • A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A electives from which at least one unit must be selected for this qualification
  • Group B electives which are recommended for special consideration
  • Other relevant electives listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 2 units of competency packaged at this level or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the TGA or other public listing
  • Core units

    CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people

    CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia

    CHCCS411C Work effectively in the community sector

    CHCDIS301C Work effectively with people with a disability

    CHCHC311C Work effectively in home and community care

    CHCICS301B Provide support to meet personal care needs

    CHCICS302B Participate in the implementation of individualised plans

    CHCICS304B Work effectively with carers

    CHCWHS312A Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work

    The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice

    All workers in the home and community care sector need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.

    Group A electives - at least one unit must be selected

    One of the following units must be selected for this qualification.

    HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

    HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

    Where work involves a specific focus on both Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and culturally diverse clients or communities, candidates are recommended to select both units.

    Group B electives for special consideration

    The following electives, whilst not required in all home and community care work, are highly recommended to be considered for inclusion in this qualification:

    CHCICS303A Support individual health and emotional well being

    CHCPA301B Deliver care services using a palliative approach

    Other relevant electives

    Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The following grouping of relevant electives is provided to facilitate selection and does not necessarily reflect workplace requirements. Electives may be selected from one or more groups. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

    Client support

    CHCAC410B Collect technical data to support client health care plan (Note pre-requisite HLTAP301B)

    CHCAD401D Advocate for clients

    CHCCOM302D Communicate appropriately with clients and colleagues

    CHCCS311D Deliver and monitor services to clients

    CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

    CHCCS401C Facilitate responsible behaviour

    CHCCS426B Provide support and care relating to loss and grief

    CHCGROUP302D Support group activities

    CHCICS305B Provide behaviour support in the context of individualised plans

    CHCICS306B Provide basic foot skin and nail care

    CHCICS409A Recognise and respond to suspected abuse of vulnerable people

    CHCLD315A Recognise stages of lifespan development

    CHCLLN403A Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively

    CHCNET301D Participate in networks

    HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

    HLTCSD307D Care for the home environment of clients

    HLTFA311A Apply first aid

    HLTFS207C Follow basic food safety practices

    HLTFS309C Oversee the day-to-day implementation of food safety in the workplace

    HLTFS310C Apply and monitor food safety requirements

    HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

    HLTRAH302C Undertake home visits

    Medication

    CHCCS305C Assist clients with medication (Note pre-requisite HLTAP301B)

    Working with older people

    CHCAC317A Support older people to maintain their independence

    CHCAC412B Provide services to older people with complex needs (Note pre-requisite CHCAC318B)

    Working with people with a disability

    CHCDIS302A Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities

    CHCDIS313A Support people with disabilities who are ageing

    CHCDIS322A Support community participation and inclusion

    CHCDIS323A Contribute to skill development and maintenance

    Working with people with mental health issues

    CHCMH301C Work effectively in mental health

    or

    CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues

    Organisational support

    CHCADMIN302D Provide administrative support

    CHCINF303B Contribute to information requirements in the community sector

    CHCINF408C Comply with information requirements of the aged care and community care sectors

    CHCORG322B Contribute to implementation of service delivery strategy

    Working with children and young people

    CHCCHILD404B Support the rights and safety of children and young people

    CHCYTH301E Work effectively with young people

    CHCYTH401B Engage respectfully with young people

    Leisure and health

    CHCRH401C Work effectively in the leisure and health industry

    CHCRH402A Undertake leisure and health programming

    CHCRH404A Plan, implement and monitor leisure and health programs

    Oral health

    CHCOHC303B Use basic oral health screening tools

    CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health

    CHCOHC402B Support and encourage clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care

    CHCOHC404B Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues

    CHCOHC406B Provide or assist with oral hygiene

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Care Service Employee
    Care Worker
    Carer
    Food Services Deliverer
    Home Maintenance Officer
    In Home Respite Worker
    Support Worker (Community Services)
    Transport Support Worker
    Weekend Recreational Activities Officer
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Community Services
    Health and Community Services



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    Student outcomes for Certificate III in Home and Community Care

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate III in Home and Community Care

    64.4%

    Of people who were not employed before starting their course were employed after completing it.
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    66.8 %

    Carers and Aides

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    76.2%
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Labourers
    6.2*%
    Labourers
    Sales Workers
    5.2*%
    Sales Workers
    Average salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $45,700

    $48,600


    Destination
    after training
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Employed or in further study after training (%) 90.6 83.5 85.8
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    85.1
    15.3
    69.5
     
    73
    22.4
    49.6
     
    76.7
    44.4
    31.4
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    4.4*
    9.8
    15.3
     
    6.4
    16.4
    15.6
     
    5.3
    14
    11.5
    Satisfied with the training (%) 92.0 88.6 87.5
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) 83.6 85.2 78.7
    Received personal benefits from training (%) 97.0 96.5 94.7
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) 87.2 84.7 82.5
    Recommend the training to other (%) 96.6 92.9 91.2

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Average salary (Full-time) ($) - 45 700 48 600
    Top Occupations (%):
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Labourers
    Sales Workers
     
    76.2
    6.2*
    5.2*
     
    73.6
    5.9
    5.3
     
    30.8
    25.7
    11.2
    Top Industries (%):
    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Accommodation and Food Services
     
    81.3
    4.7*
     
    68.3
    6
     
    20.1
    15.9

    Employment
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    This
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    Similar
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    Employed after training (%) - 88.5 90.1
    Average salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 45 200 51 200
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 38.5 29
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 87.8 87.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 88.1 87.4

    Employment
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    Employed after training (%) 64.4 52.9 49.3
    Average salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 45 900 43 700
    Enrolled in further study ($) 29.5 38.3 34.6
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 89.8 87
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 80.7 73.1

    Please Note:
    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    * The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution.
    ** NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.
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    Health Care and Social Assistance
    81.3
    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Accommodation and Food Services
    4.7*
    Accommodation and Food Services