Certificate III in Home and Community Care

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  • Objectives
    This course would be appropriate for people looking to work in the community providing services to people with disabilities, to older people who require support to remain living independently in the community and to their primary carers. This qualification is specifically designed for people seeking employment with Home and Community Care (HACC) services.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants are required to have the literacy skills equivalent to that of Year 10. Other Entry Requirements The selection process includes attendance at an information session and interview.
  • Academic title
    Certificate III in Home and Community Care
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

    Key study areas include:

        * Providing care support for people with dementia
        * Communicating with clients and colleagues
        * Working with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
        * Working in a home and community care environments
        * Complying with documentation requirements of the aged care and community care sectors
        * Understanding safety procedures for direct care work
        * Working with people with disabilities

    There are also five elective subjects.

    • Bendigo (City Campus)
    • Flexible Delivery
    • Workplace Based

    Duration Options

    Options may include: Australian Apprenticeship, full time, part time, flexible delivery.

    Selection Process    
    • Individual Interview

    Employment Opportunities    

    On successfully completing this course you will be eligible for employment in a range of positions, including: community support worker, home and community care worker, home carer worker, in-home respite worker, or planned activity assistant.

    Further Study Options    

    On successful completion of this course you may wish to apply for enrolment in the Certificate IV in Science Coordination (Ageing and Disability). This Certificate IV would enable you to work at a supervisor/coordinator level.


    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Recognition of Prior Learning    

    Recognition of your current qualifications and prior learning: BRIT has processes to give you credit for relevant units from your prior study, and to assess your prior learning against units in a course.

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