Certificate III in Aged Care (12)
Melbourne Polytechnic, TAFE VIC
|Campus||Mid Year Intake?||Study Mode||Entry Requirements|
|Preston||Yes||Full-time internal, Part-time internal||
No minimum education
This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It addresses work primarily in residential facilities under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans. It is the standard entry qualification for workers in this sector and will introduce individuals to all aspects of a carer's role including personal care, well-being and assistance with daily activities. Individuals involved in this type of work need the physical capacity to deal with personal care and must demonstrate genuine compassion and empathy towards others.
Subjects you can Study
Core: Support older people to maintain their independence; Work effectively with older people; Provide support to people living with dementia; Work effectively in the community sector; Provide support to meet personal care needs; Participate in the implementation of individualised plans; Support individual health and emotional well being; Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context; plus more. Electives: Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers; Collect technical data to support client health care plan; Advocate for clients; Provide support and care relating to loss and grief; plus more.
About Melbourne Polytechnic, TAFE VICMelbourne Polytechnic has six campuses around Melbourne - in Preston, Collingwood, Epping, Fairfield, Heidelberg and Prahran. There are also four training centres: Northern Lodge - Eden Park (vineyard and horse stud), Northern Lodge - Yan Yean (broad acre farm), Growling Frog Vineyard (Yan Yean), and the Northern AMEP Centre at Broadmeadows. Melbourne Polytechnic's metropolitan campuses are located within convenient reach by public transport.
Melbourne Polytechnic is accredited to deliver around 550 nationally recognised courses on a full-time and part-time basis and over 410 institute accredited courses. Vocational training study options include pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships and traineeships, certificates (I - IV), diplomas, and advanced diplomas. Higher education study options include associate, bachelor and masters degrees.
Melbourne Polytechnic facilities include a 320-hectare farm and 300-hectare thoroughbred stud, Building and Construction Training Centre, Aquaculture Training and Applied Research Centre, Meat and Fish Processing Facility, four vineyards, two wineries, training restaurant and bistro, hairdressing salons, a TV studio, Technical Education Centre, Green Skills Centre of Excellence, state-of-the-art on-campus student accommodation, and a teaching and learning complex at the Preston campus.
Provider CRICOS: 00724G RTO code: 3075;HE
Certificate IIICourse code: CHC30212
- Full-time internal = 15 weeks
- Part-time internal = 1 year
14 units: 10 core; 4 elective
No minimum education
Life after Study
Aged care workers provide care, supervision and support for aged people in residential establishments, clinics, hospitals and private residence. Aged care workers assist with the maintenance of personal care, domestic duties and management of illness. They also provide companionship and emotional support, and promote independence and community participation.