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
:
Full-time(16 weeks)

Start Date(s): February 2016
End Date(s): June 2016 TBC
Days and Time: TBC

Course Overview

If you have a passion for caring for people in their home environment, then why not turn it into a career with a Certificate III in Home and Community Care (HACC).

In just 16 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 course alongside the Certificate III in Aged Care course 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 about our home and community care courses.

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.

Additional comments

Please note: Due to ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority) this qualification will combine with the Certificate III in Aged Care to become Certificate III in Individual Support for 2016.

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 2016 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. 

2016 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:
Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2016: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None

Exemptions

The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

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 2016. 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?

 As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework, this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

You may continue on to higher level studies, such as the Certificate IV in Disability or Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance.

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.

How will I be selected for this course?

Applicications are now being taken for February 2016.  It is advisable that all applicants attend an infomration session at the Moonee Ponds Campus, Tuesday 10 November 2015 at 10.00am.