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CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care

Our CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care is designed to give the student entry into the aged care sector as a personal care assistant. The course modules are structured to provide a balanced program of theory and practice, relevant to the career opportunities across the aged care industry .

Course Overview

  • Aims of the Course

    Students may do this course as an entry pathway into the aged care industry. Our CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care course is directed towards developing multi-skilled workers for the broad range of services supporting aged people in residential and community settings.

  • Admission Criteria

    You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent or mature age students. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

    • A qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR
    • 2 years industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

    Age 18 years old and above.

    • For mature age students who do not meet the academic qualifications above will be considered for admission and need to attend an interview.

    Be able to use and respond to written language, including some unfamiliar material in a variety of contexts. Successfully complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN) .

    Obtain a satisfactory Police Clearance Certificate, Working with Children Check for Work Experience Placement, as applicable.


    For blended delivery the student must have access to a computer with internet and basic computer skills.

  • Duration

    Total duration: 545 hours including work experience placement of one month delivered in one semester.

  • Mode of Delivery

    This program is available in face to face (4 weeks workshop) delivery mode in Melbourne and Sydney campuses, comprising:

    1. Class room learning at campus
    2. Self-directed learning at campus
    3. Simulation-based training and assessment at campus
    4. Work Experience Placement in an aged care setting - these can be arranged by either the student or we can find one for you.
    5. Benefit Offers: Free PD courses - Manual Handling and Apply First Aid.

    * Conditions apply.

    This program is available in blended delivery mode, comprising:

    1. Self-directed online theory
    2. Simulation-based training and assessment at campus
    3. Work Experience Placement in an aged care setting - these can be arranged by either the student or we can find one for you.

    The online component can be completed in a maximum period of one year.

    This course is also available as a traineeship for funded students. If you elect to undertake this course as a Traineeship, please provide details of your employer.
    Traineeships are delivered as follows:

    • Online self-directed study.
    • Simulation based training and assessment at workplace.
    • Work experience.

    All theory/ simulation training will occur in the workplace for 2 hours every fortnight over a period of 6-12 months.
    For more information about Traineeships, please click here.

    Workshops are held every Saturday at IHNA’s Heidelberg (11km north-east of Melbourne) campus for this course.

  • Start Date

    Course Start Dates

    Please contact us for more information.

  • How to Apply

    The application process involves: application, interview (including a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test), payment and confirmation of enrolment. Applicants must successfully complete each stage in order to enrol.
    There are three ways which applicants can submit their initial application:
    1.    Online: Applications can be completed online by clicking 'Apply Now' button.
    2.    Email: Applications can be downloaded by clicking 'Application Form' button. Once the application is completed, you can send it by email to enquiry@ihna.edu.au
    3.    Post: Applications can be downloaded from 'Application Form'. You can send your completed application and required documentation to our Perth or Melbourne office. Addresses for these offices can be found here.

    If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us 1800 22 52 83

    People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

  • Course Pathway

    CHC40108 Certificate IV in Aged Care is the applicable pathway for this qualification.
    Candidates may also like to progress to higher level qualifications within the aged care sector and across the community sector.

  • Possible Job Outcomes

    Certificate III in Aged Care is an appropriate qualification for people seeking work in the aged care industry and direct care work.
    Possible job outcomes are:

    • 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 care giver
    • Community house worker
    • Personal care worker
    • Community support worker
    • Support worker
    • Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions)

  • Campus Locations

    We have three campuses, Melbourne (Heidelberg), Perth and Sydney:

    Melbourne(Heidelberg) Campus Perth Campus Sydney Campus
    Upper Heidelberg Road,
    Heidelberg Heights,
    Victoria 3081 Australia
    Level 2
    Carillon City Arcade,
    680-692 Hay Street Mall,
    Perth WA 6000 Australia
    Level 7
    33 Argyle Street,
    NSW 2150 Australia

* Your eligibility for funding and concession cannot be confirmed by this website. Confirmation of eligibility can only be given when (a) you have spoken to an IHNA consultant and (b) you provide proof of eligibility at enrolment. Please ensure you provide original or certified documents as part of your application. More details on this are provided when you apply.

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