Certificate III in Home and Community Care (12)
Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
|Campus||Mid Year Intake?||Study Mode||Entry Requirements|
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No minimum education
This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It addresses 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 and report directly to a supervisor and are not responsible for other workers.
Subjects you can Study
Core: Work effectively with older people; Provide support to people living with dementia; Work effectively in the community sector; Work effectively with people with a disability; Work effectively in home and community care; Provide support to meet personal care needs; Participate in the implementation of individualised plans; plus more. Elective streams: Client support; Medication; Working with older people; Working with people with a disability; Working with people with mental health issues; Organisational support; Working with children and young people; Leisure and health; Oral health.
About Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)The Canberra Institute of Technology is a large multi-campus provider of a wide range of vocational education and training programs. CIT offers over 400 programs at different levels through six campuses across Canberra.
The CIT also offers a range of courses at its Learning Centres at Gungahlin, Tuggeranong and Reid. Students will be able to study in these centres at their own pace and at times that suit them. The centres aim to offer all the specialist support students will need for successful study.
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CIT programs cater for full or part-time students as well as people in either full-time or part-time employment. Some courses can be studied online or at an individual pace via one of the flexible Learning Centres. CIT classes are small, the average size being 20 students.
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Provider CRICOS: 00001K RTO code: 0101;HE
Certificate IIICourse code: CHC30312
- Full-time internal = 0.5 year
- Part-time internal
14 units: 9 core; 5 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.
Disability support workers provide care, supervision and support for people with disabilities in the home, residential establishments, clinics and hospitals. They also work with other health professionals to maximise the individual's physical and mental wellbeing. They also provide companionship and emotional support, and when possible promote independence and community participation.