Certificate III in Age Care
The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge and skills required by workers who primarily work in residential facilities under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans. These workers carry out activities to maintain personal care and / or other activities of living for people in age care setting.
The total duration for this course is 38 weeks.
Clients are provided with an induction to the course to outline the learning and assessment processes, support services and other relevant information.
A blended delivery mode is employed including Workplace and Face to face training. The course includes a work placement component. Clients must have access to an Aged Care environment for the duration of their studies.
The following techniques are employed during face to face delivery depending on the subject matter: power point presentations, individual tasks, case studies, research, role plays, practical demonstrations and group work. The context of the simulated workplace environment will be incorporated into delivery methodologies and clients complete tasks to appropriate workplace standards.
During non-contact time clients will be provided with text books to develop knowledge and understanding. This includes a mixture of theoretical information and tasks. Text books include sufficient information for the clients to learn the topic, undertake practice activities and complete tasks. Clients will be supported by their trainers outside of class contact time.
During workplace delivery and/ or work placement Clients practice applying the relevant knowledge and skills in the workplace when completing job/ role activities. Clients develop their knowledge and skills through performing workplace tasks that relate to the relevant units of competency and also complete learning activities in their own time.
Clients are provided guidance, instruction and feedback by workplace supervisors on their competency in performing workplace tasks. Trainers liaise with workplace supervisors to ascertain levels of competence where appropriate. Trainers will, also arrange visits to the workplace to provide instruction, support and for assessment purposes.
Clients will be provided opportunities for formative assessment during delivery. Trainers provide feedback to clients on areas for improvements to facilitate the development of appropriate knowledge and skills and prepare them for summative assessment.
The trainer may provide additional learning support where gaps identified in the participant’s underpinning knowledge. Training staff will make reasonable adjustment to adjust delivery methodologies and materials to cater for individual learning needs.
Clients will undertake assessment at ThinkPoint facility, in their own time or in their workplace. ThinkPoint Assessors will conduct all assessment activities. It is anticipated that students will demonstrate competency at various times after the completion of face-to-face training. Some may do it straight after the training and some in between the completion of face-to-face training for this unit and the commencement of the next face-to-face training session. This will be arranged in accordance with client requirements.
Each unit of competency assessment includes assessment methods in accordance with unit of competency guidelines. Clients will undertake assessments to demonstrate competence against the assessment criteria in each unit. Clients will attempt each assessment in turn until competency is demonstrated against all unit requirements.
Clients will be provided with opportunities for re-assessment if they fail to demonstrate competency during assessment tasks. In certain cases clients may be advised to re-enrol in further training before re attempting assessments.
Clients Language, Literacy ability is assessed in conjunction with their knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications in accordance with learning assessment strategy. On completion of the assessment ThinkPoint determines if the course is suitable for the client and addresses their learning needs. The Pre Training Review form (incorporating LLN assessment) is employed for this purpose.
On successful completion of this course clients may progress onto courses in the following areas:
CHC50113 Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care or other related courses at Diploma level in the Community Services Training Package.
This qualification may provide entry into employment in the following or related roles:
Community House Worker
Disability Service Officer
Home Care Assistant
Personal Care Giver
Residential Care Worker
Care Service employees
Community Care Worker
Community Support Worker
In-home Respite Worker
Personal Care Assisstant
Personal Care Worker
Personal Care Worker
Training and assessment will take place at Multilink Community Services, 38 Blackwood Rd, Logan Central QLD and the client’s place of work/ placement organisation.
Course Start Dates
ThinkPoint offer courses throughout the year to suit clients’ requirements.
All clients are provided with the opportunity to have their prior learning and experience assessed and gain recognition for this. Clients who have successfully completed whole units of competency with a Australian registered Training Organisation that are identical to any of those contained within this course can apply for Credit Transfer.
On successful completion of this course, clients will receive a CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care. A Statement of attainment will be provided to clients to indicate the units they have successfully completed if they do not successfully complete all units in the course.
In order to achieve the CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care clients must satisfactorily complete the following units of competency:
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
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
CHCDIS313A Support people with disabilities who are ageing