Certificate III in Home & Community Care

CHC30312 Certificate III in Home & Community Care


This course is designed for students who want to work in client homes and other community settings under regular supervision within clearly defined organisational guidelines and service plans.

These workers

- Carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people in their own homes or in other community settings

- Carry out activities related to an individualised plan

- Report directly to a supervisor and are not responsible for other workers.

Nationally Recognised Training


The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment

The fees quoted below cover the dual qualification Cert III in Aged Care and Cert III in Home & Community Care


Costs for Government Funded Students
Tuition fee = $260
If you also hold a Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Vet Gold Card = $52
If a Job Services Provider (JSA) is paying for your fees (regardless of if you have a HCC) = $260
Non refundable resource fee = $125 (if you are a distance student, resources will be an additional $300)

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding under the Victorian Training Guarantee and may impact your access to further government subsidised training. You are eligible for a government subsidised training place if you:

Meet one of the following citizen/residency status:
   • Australian citizen
   • Australian Permanent Resident (holder of a permanent visa)
   • New Zealand citizen

and are any of the following:
   • a young person under 20 years (as at 1st January 2015); or
   • an applicant seeking a higher qualification than the highest qualification already held

Please note - Eligible students can only undertake two (2) subsidised training courses at the same qualification level (ie. Cert III, Cert IV, etc) in their lifetime.

Costs for Fee for Service Students:

Tuition fee = $1265
Non refundable resource fee = $125 (if you are a distance student, resources will be an additional $300)

Please ask us about a Payment Plan

Student prepayments

We will only accept student pre-payments of no more than $1,500 prior to the course commencement. You may then go onto a payment plan for the balance of the fees.


There are 14 units of competency that must be completed for this qualification including 9 core units and 5 electives (see below).

Core Units:

CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people
CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCS411C Work effectively in the community sector
CHCDIS301C Work effectively with people with a disability
CHCHC311C Work effectively in home and community care
CHCICS301B Provide support to meet personal care needs
CHCICS302B Participate in the implementation of individualised plans
CHCICS304B Work effectively with carers
CHCWHS312A Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work

Elective Units:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTFA311A Apply first aid
HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
CHCAC316D Provide food services
HLTCSD307D Care for the home environment of clients

Prerequisite requirement

This is an open entry program of study with participants needing to read, write and communicate in English to a level to perform the job. 

Delivery Mode:

This dual qualification of Cert III in Aged Care and Cert III in Home & Community Care is run on campus at our Blackburn, Mornington, Narre Warren and Preston training rooms. Students attend classes once per week (either 9.30am to 2.30pm for a day class or 5.30pm to 9pm for a night class) for 18 weeks.

National Recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - is a means of measuring skills acquired through work or life experiences or through qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. All Health Training can only assist Fee for Service students with RPL. If you are a funded student we can assist you to find an Approved Provider to assist you further.

Credit Transfer (CT) - is the recognition of previous study for the exact module/unit by other nationally registered training organisations. All Health Training can assist both Fee for Service and Funded students with CT.

When must this be done?

Any student who believes they may be eligible for RPL or CT must apply for this prior to the course commencing, so that your training plan provided in week one is accurate. If you apply after the course commences it may not be accepted.


Competency is assessed through a combination of practical application and demonstration of skills, written tasks, observation, role plays, research and case studies.

Practical Placement

Practicum placement of 120 hours is required which the trainer will organise on our students behalf.

The hours of work required within the Aged Care facilities is usually in two shifts, the morning shift is usually 7:00am – 3:00pm which is the preferred shift for our students to attend; the afternoon shift being 3:00pm – 9:30-10pm. Weekend work is very difficult to organise. Facilities have advised that they prefer students to be available for at least 3 – 5 day block initially and as such, All Health Training suggests if you are already working you consider discussing and organising work and/or family care arrangements prior to undertaking practical placement to enable you to undertake these duties during the week.

Practical placement may be commenced after week 4 of the course and must be completed within 1 month after the course conclusion

Job Prospects:

Completion of this course allows you to apply for jobs with the following occupational titles: home care worker, driver, food services deliverer, disability support worker, in-home respite giver, community care worker, personal care giver/worker.

Pathway to further study:

This course can lead into the Cert IV in Home and Community Care, Cert IV in Disabilities or Nursing

Application process:

Complete the on-line Student Application Form or submit your completed application to All Health Training in person or mail with the required supporting documentation and payment to secure your place in the course.