How long is the course?
As this course forms part of the dual qualification with Certificate III in Aged Care please visit the Aged Care page on our website for more information. The Certificate III in Aged Care accepts four intakes per year and each intake ranges from three to four months depending on the intake and intensity of the course.
The next intake will commence 4th February 2015 and runs as a dual qualification with the Certificate III in Aged Care.
This qualification is currently delivered with the Certificate III in Aged Care (as a dual qualification). Students are required to complete four additional units from the Certificate III in Home and Community Care qualification alongside the Certificate III in Aged Care to be eligible for both certificates.
Click here for course modules
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.
Students need to be enrolled into Certificate III in Aged Care to be eligible to enrol into Certificate III in Home and Community Care.
We do not currently offer Certificate III in Home and Community Care as a stand alone course.
What will I study?
See the list of course modules.
Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!
You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!
Please note: the fees listed below relate to only 2014 courses.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.
# Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.
Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee.
2014 Student Support fee
*Minimum non-tuition fee charged for all concession card holders and Indigenous students.
^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.
*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2013. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.
For more information about our fees structure, click here.
What costs and other fees should I expect?
Contact us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) for a fee schedule. There are extra costs for books, stationery and other course materials. If you are currently unemployed or registered with a job network service, you may be eligible for free training in this approved course.
Can I apply?
It is recommended that applicants have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. OR You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer); or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months).
Where and how can I study?
Classes are held at the Moonee Ponds campus - Centre for Health and Community Services. Please keep a look out on our website, as we do run some of the Aged Care courses at other campuses throughout the year.
What employment opportunities will I have?
This course will give you skills to work under supervision in public and private organisations such as home care providers.
What skills will I have when I complete this course?
You will gain entry-level skills and understanding to work with aged and disabled individuals in communities and care facilities.
What qualifications will I receive?
This course is offered as part of a dual qualification with the Certificate III in Aged Care. You are required to complete the Certificate III in Aged Care and then apply for Skills Recognition / credit transfers for the Certificate III in Home and Community Care.
When you successfully complete this course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Home and Community Care. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework, this program is nationally recognised.
Additional fees may apply.
What opportunities for further studies will I have?
You may continue on to higher level studies, such as the Certificate IV in Disability, Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance or the Certificate IV in Pathology.
How do I apply?
Applications for this course can be made online via the top rigth 'Apply here' button.
Further information can also be obtained from the institute by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This course runs as a dual qualification with the Certificate III in Aged Care.
How will I be selected for this course?
All applicants are required to attend an information session or make a seperate appointment with the department to discuss the course requirements. Applicants will also be contacted upon receiving their application via email or phone.