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Certificate III in Home and Community Care - Dandenong - Victoria Certificate III in Home and Community Care - Dandenong - Victoria
Objectives:
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to work as a personal carer in the home and community care (HACC) settings. It provides graduates with a nationally recognised qualification. Training combines both theoretical study and practical experience in the industry.
Entry Requirements:
Mature Age with relevant work experience preferred Police Check
Award:
Certificate III in Home and Community Care
Course Description:
Course Outline
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to work as a personal carer in the home and community care (HACC) settings. It provides graduates with a nationally recognised qualification. Training combines both theoretical study and practical experience in the industry.

Campuses
Workplace and Chisholm campuses

Study Mode
Flexible Delivery

Duration
May vary depending on method of delivery

Commencement Dates and Intakes
Customised to individual requirements

Entrance Requirements & Selection Criteria
As per industry standards

Application Procedure
Direct to Health and Aged Care.

Study Areas
CHCAC3C Orientation to Aged Care Work – 50 hours
This module describes the roles and responsibilities by the worker in their role as a carer to perform work that reflects an understanding of the structure and profile of the residential aged care sector and key issues facing older people in the community. This unit applies to all workers in the aged care sector, or those working with older people.

CHCHC301B Work Effectively in a Home and Community Care Environment - 40 hours
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required by the worker to undertake administrative duties of the role including documenting in client records and contribute to the development and monitoring of service delivery plans in accordance with organisation and duty of care requirements

CHCHC302B Provide Personal Care in HACC Environment - 50 hours
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required by workers to support older people maintain their quality of life.

CHCINF8A Comply with Information Requirements of the Aged Care Sector – 35 hours
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required by the worker to undertake administrative duties of the role including documenting in client records and contribute to the development and monitoring of service delivery plans in accordance with organisation and duty of care requirements

HLTMS206B Perform General Cleaning Tasks in a Clinical Setting – 15 hours
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for general cleaning duties to maintain a clinical area in a clean and tidy condition, and fit for use.

CHCCOM2B Communicate Appropriately with Clients and Colleagues – 20 hours
This unit describes the competencies identified for exercising effective communication skills in the workplace

CHCCS405A Work Effectively with Culturally Diverse Clients and Co-workers – 30 hours
This unit deals with the cultural awareness required for effective communication and cooperation with persons of diverse cultures

CHCOHS302A Participate in Safety Procedures for Direct Care Work – 30 hours
Specifically designed to cater for worker who deliver aged care or disability services, this unit focuses on the major occupational health and safety hazards that may include dealing with aggressive behaviours, stress etc

HLTFS207B Follow Basic Food Safety Practices – 20 hours
On completion of this unit you will have the skills and knowledge required for basic food safety practices. The unit includes personal hygiene, appropriate conduct when working in a food service environment, basic pest control requirements and basic food disposal requirements. These skills are the most basic level of competence required by any person in any industry who directly handles food.

HLTFA301B Apply Basic First Aid – 10 hours
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.

HLTIN301A Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work – 25 hours
On completion of this unit of competency you should have developed the knowledge and skills required for workers to comply with infection control policies and procedures. ll procedures must be carried out in accordance with current infection control guidelines, Australian and New Zealand Standards for maintaining infection control and the policies and procedures of the organisation.
This unit acknowledges the importance of complying with an effective infection control strategy that ensures the safety of the client (or end-user of health-related products/services), maintains personal protection and prevents the transmission of infections from person to person.
All tasks must be carried out in accordance with State or Territory legislative requirements that affect work practices of the organisation and/or worker.

CHCAC6C Support the Older Person to Meet their Emotional and Psychosocial Needs – 70 hours
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required by the older person to meet their emotional and psychological needs.

CHCAC15A Provide Care Support which is Responsive to the Specific Nature of Dementia – 40 hours
This module describes provision of support to clients with dementia in a variety of settings including family houses, community day settings and residential

CHCCS401A Facilitate Cooperative Behaviour – 30 hours
This unit is concerned with the competencies required to respond to unacceptable behaviour and support responsibility for behaviour management and change

Assessment
Simulated workplace assessment, written assignments, research activities and classroom participation

Features
A practical based course
Supportive learning environment

Career Opportunities
Work within the community to provide personal care services to clients through employment with local council and home care agencies.

Further Study
Certificate III in Aged Care Work, Certificate IV in Disability Work, Certificate IV in Community Services (Lifestyle & Leisure), Certificate IV in Health (Nursing).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/RCC
There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
-Previous study
-Knowledge
-And/or skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course
Contact the department for further details
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