CERTIFICATE III IN HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE

CERTIFICATE III IN HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE

Course Code
:
CHC30312
Department
:
CENTRE FOR HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
Study Area(s)
:
Health and Nursing, Community Services, Aged Care, Home and Community Care
Campus
:
MOONEE PONDS
Course Length
:
Flexible(16 weeks)

Start Date(s): February 2015
End Date(s): May 2015
Days and Time: Flexible online delivery

Course Overview

If you have a passion for nursing people back to better health, then why not turn it into a career with a Certificate III in Home and Community Care (HACC).

We understand working in HACC requires a broad range of skills, ranging from personal care to encouraging mental alertness and well-being. That’s why – in just 12 weeks, in conjunction with our Certificate III Aged Care, our intensive nationally accredited course will teach you in a wide range of skills, including:

• Working with people with a disability
• Working with Carers
• Working in home and community care environment

This course is delivered as part of a dual qualification with the Certificate III in Aged Care. Students are required to complete four additional units from the Certificate III in Home and Community Care alongside the Certificate III in Aged Care to be eligible for both certificates.

With these skills under your belt, you’ll be able to commence a career in the Aged and Home Care industry that can lead to a number of employment opportunities within public and private organisations such as home care providers. This may include as a;

• Home care worker
• Community care worker
• Disability support worker

You may also wish to continue your studies by completing a Certificate IV or diploma in another health course.

There’s more good news too. You’ll be studying at our Essendon or Moonee Ponds campus, incorporating state-of-the-art training rooms, equipment and facilities for health as well as nursing, aged care, integrated health and disability areas of study. The campuses are perfectly located, close to public transport and shopping precincts.

Our course experts will be more than happy to answer any questions you have.

The next intake will commence 4th February 2015.

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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.

Additional comments

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.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2015 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Diploma and Advanced Diploma students can STUDY NOW, PAY LATER with a VET FEE-HELP loan. Click here to find out more!

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
 
 
 
Government Subsidised
Average annual course fee#
 
Concession
Average annual course fee#
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Full Fee
Average annual course fee#
 
Non-Apprentice
$300.00
$60
$400
Apprentice/Trainee
$
$
$

Table 2

Average
Material Fees:
$0
(GST inc)
Average
Consumable Fees:
$0
(GST inc)

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
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. 

2015 Student Support fee (Table 3)

NON-TUITION FEES FOR GOVERNMENT-SUBSIDISED (ELIGIBLE) STUDENTS
& FULL FEE PAYING (INELIGIBLE) STUDENTS
For two semester commencements For one semester commencements
Fee type Award All Students: Concession/Indigenous AND Non-Concession students All Students: Concession/Indigenous AND Non-Concession students
Student Support for standard students All courses $200 $100
Student Support for workplace-based apprentices & trainees and 100% Off campus or 100% flexible delivery students** All courses $80 $40

*Minimum non-tuition fee charged for all concession card holders and Indigenous students.

** Off Campus/Flexi: must be 100% off campus or flexible delivery where a student does not attend any on campus delivery.

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
690 150 $2.00 $0.40 $2.67

^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 2015. 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 enquiries@kangan.edu.au. 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.