Certificate III in Aged Care

Course Overview

This qualification is suitable for people who carry out activities to maintain personal care and other activities of living for people in an aged care sector. It will guide students through many tasks associated with work in residential facilities and give them a skill-set to allow them to build a foundation knowledge of aged care practices.

These qualification addresses work primarily in residential facilities under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans. This aged care course is provided through a flexible delivery method, supported by online resources. This means the participant can undertake learning activities at a time convenient to workplace demands without having to leave the work site to attend workshops. All that is required is access to a computer and the internet.

An initial induction into the program is provided at the time of enrolment when we assess and recognise existing skills the participant may possess. This enables them to receive advanced-standing in the program and allows us to focus on the skills and knowledge they need to develop in the aged care industry.

A coach is allocated to the participant and is available online or by phone Monday to Friday during working hours. Assessments are completed and submitted online to our qualified assessors who provide feedback in a timely manner.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Field officer
  • Assistant in nursing
  • Home care assistant
  • Care assistant
  • In-home respite worker
  • Care service employees
  • Nursing assistant
  • Care worker
  • Personal care assistant
  • Community care worker
  • Personal caregiver
  • Community house worker
  • Personal care worker
  • Community support worker
  • Support worker
  • Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions)

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