CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care

Certificate III in aged care course (Superseded by CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing))


Please note that all courses are delivered and assessed by Capital Careers (2194). Care Training is not an RTO.

This course no longer exists and is superseded by (Superseded by CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing))

The Certificate III in aged care will prepare you for work as a carer in a residential aged care facility. You will learn to provide personal care and support to older people in their daily activities, meet the emotional and psychological needs of older people, provide care and support for people with dementia, work effectively with culturally diverse clients and colleagues, and assist individuals with self-medication.

It is the standard entry qualification for workers in this sector and will introduce you to all aspects of a carer’s role including personal care wellbeing and assistance with daily activities. People involved in this type of work need the physical capacity to deal with personal care. They also need to demonstrate genuine compassion and empathy towards others.).This qualification is a pre – requisite to Certificate IV Aged Care which can assist entry to Enrolled Nursing.

How will this course advance my career?

Completing the Certificate III in Aged Care will enable you to embark on a rewarding career in:

  • aged care
  • residential facilities
  • nursing homes
  • deliver home
  • community care

It will also help formalise any existing community work skills you already possess. This course will qualify you for many existing job opportunities available for qualified aged care workers.With the training you receive in this aged care program, you will have the skills and knowledge to work as:

  • an assistant in nursing (AIN)
  • personal care assistant (PCA) in an aged care facility
  • a community support or community care worker
  • a home care assistant
  • Accommodation support worker
  • Care assistant
  • Care service employees
  • Support worker
  • Disability support worker
  • In-home respite worker

You will be required to perform the following tasks.

  • To care for elderly and disabled and ensure that all of their daily needs are met
  • To provide a caring, safe and healthy environment for elderly and disabled and any other persons who may be entering your area of responsibility
  • Monitor health and well-being of elderly and disabled people.
  • To prepare food for people who you are looking after
  • Organizing social activities
  • Accompanying and Helping the clients while they are shopping
  • Assisting in personal hygiene and dressing
  • Be familiar with and ensure all documentation is completed accurately.
  • Be fully aware of Standard Precautions and the Facility’s Infection Control Policies.

How else will I benefit from this certificate?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognized, accredited Certificate III in Aged Care (CHC30212).
  • Upon attending Manual Handling Training , you will be entitled to receive manual handling in Aged Care completion statement from our institute.
  • Studying online/by correspondence means you can study where you want at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that’s highly valued.
  • Course material provided
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.
  • Your qualification may articulate into university programs to help you advance in your education levels.

Available payment options
Option 1 – You can pay in two or three installments but have to pay $60 extra.
Option 2 – you can make an upfront payment for the course-enroll now

This course is ideal for those who want to formalize their existing community work skills and those who wish to work in aged care facilities and care for the elderly.

What Will You Learn?
While you doing the course Cert III in Aged Care, you will learn about many facets of community and individual care. You will learn how to work effectively with older people and meet their particular care needs, and delivery care services that support individual health and emotional well-being.Aged Care training will give you the tools you need to support older people to maintain their independence, identify healthy body systems, and provide support for people living with dementia. Additionally, you will learn more generally how to work effectively in the community sector, follow safety procedures, comply with information requirements of the aged and community care sectors, communicate effectively, learn how to assist clients with medication. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills required to work as an assistant in nursing (AIN) or personal care assistant (PCA) in an aged care facility, a community support worker, a home care assistant or a community care worker.


Duration of the course:

Minimum 12 weeks. Maximum 12 months. Contact us for part time, full time or weekend options.

Course outline and structure

The Cert III in Aged Care offered by Care Training & Consultants Pty Ltd will provide you excellent training and student support while you undertake your studies in the Certificate III in Aged Care.

This  course requires the student to complete a total of 14 units  which comprises of 10 core units and 4 elective units .

Core Units
CHCAC317A Support older people to maintain their independence.
CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people.
CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia.
CHCCS411C Work effectively in the community sector.
CHCICS301B Provide support to meet personal care needs.
CHCICS302B Participate in the implementation of individualised plans.
CHCICS303A Support individual health and emotional well being.
CHCWHS312A Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work.
CHCPA301B Deliver care services using a palliative approach.
HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context.
Elective Units
CHCAD401D Advocate for clients.
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers.
CHCAC417A Implement Interventions with older people at risk of falls.
HLTFA311A Provide First Aid.

Delivery Methods
This Course is available to start anytime with an option to choose between face-to-face classes or study at your own pace. You can complete this course within 12 months from the date of enrollment.

As part of the course assessment, you’ll need to undertake supervised work placement for a total of 80 hours in an aged care facility. This will prepare you for professional work in the community services industry in aged care work.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL and CT is a process to acknowledge your previous achievements of competencies or learning outcomes that may count towards your qualification. RPL provides credit for relevant skills, knowledge and experience gained through working and learning, as well as formal and informal training. Credit transfer is a process that provides credit for a unit of competency previously achieved.

Applications for RPL should be received by the Course Coordinator prior to course commencement, and no later than the first week of the commencement of your course.


There are no such formal requirements for this course. You must have a good understanding of the English language as course material is only available in English.
You must be of a mature age (at least 18 years of age).
To enroll in this course, you should hold at least NSW school certificate or an equivalent qualification.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

As of 1 January 2015 all students enrolled into a nationally recognized VET course will need to register for a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI will make it easier for students to find and collate their VET achievements. Creating a USI is free.
To create your USI, please follow the link below:

This course will qualify you for many job opportunities such as:

  • Assistant in nursing. (AIN)
  •  Personal care assistant (PCA) in an aged care facility.
  • Community support or community care worker.
  •  Home care assistant.
  •  Accommodation support worker.
  •  Care assistant.
  •  Care service employees.
  •  Support worker.
  •  Disability support worker.
  •  In-home respite worker.




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