Certificate III in Aged Care

Course Description

Certificate III in Aged Care (CHC30212)

Do you have a passion for helping people? A career in aged care is one of the most rewarding things you can start. You'll pick up life-long skills, set yourself up in one of Australia's most in-demand sectors and most of all you'll be helping put a smile on our ageing population. 

Course Summary 

Part Time Study 

Easily manage work, family and study commitments with our flexible two day per week study load. 

Government Funded Training

Through the Skills for Victoria training program, eligible students only need to pay $285 to complete this course.

Nationally Accredited Training

This aged care course is nationally accredited as CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care.

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Course Information

Course : Certificate III in Aged Care
Course Code : CHC30212
Duration : Refer to Timetable
Price : $200
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Course : Certificate III in Aged Care
Start Date : Tuesday, 14 June 2016
Induction Time : 9:00am
Course : Certificate III in Aged Care
Start Date : Monday, 11 July 2016
Induction Time : 9:00am
Course : Certificate III in Aged Care
Start Date : Monday, 8 August 2016
Induction Time : 9:00am


Health Services Training Australia
Level 6, 250 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Phone: 03 9654 3000
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Course Cost

Government Funded

Skills For Victoria funding applies to our Certificate III in Aged Care course. Skills For Victoria is the primary vocational education funding source for Victorian residents. Eligibility criteria applies so speak to an Aged Care Enrolment Expert to grasp your current situation and funding eligibility. 

With Skills For Victoria funding this course costs $285 or $135 with a valid concession card.

Am I Eligible?

To check if you're eligible to complete this course under the Skills for Victoria program, contact our training team today or visit our eligibility info page.

Course Outline

Training Sessions

Our Certificate III in Aged Care is made up of 26 practical and theory training sessions spanned out across 13 weeks. This means that you'll be engaged in face to face training two days a week over 13 weeks. 

To find an intake session and check the dates your course will be run on, check the Course Start Dates at the top of this page.

Nationally Accredited Aged Care Training

This course will include these nationally recognised units of competence:

CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people
CHCWHS312A Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work
CHCAC317A Support older people to maintain their independence
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
CHCDIS301C Work effectively with people with a disability
HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCMH301C Work Effectively in Mental Health
CHCAC316D Provide Food Services
CHCHC311C Work Effectively in home and community care
CHCPA301B Deliver care services using a palliative approach

Our Certificate III in Aged Care is recognised throughout Australia. Learn more about our Nationally Accredited Courses.


Work Placements Opportunities

Work Placement

Students that are enrolled in our Certificate III in Aged Care get to grasp a first hand understanding of the industry with our structured work placement program. 

  • All students are required to complete 120 hours of work placement (roughly one month full-time) with a suitable aged care facility
  • Employer reports will help make up your student portfolio and support your post-graduation employment

Work placement is a career starting point for a great deal of individuals. 90% of our students find employment at the same aged care facility that they completed their work placement with. 



Employment Opportunities Through HSTA

We've thrown together a collection of carefully planned out, strategic methods to ensure each one of our valued students have the best possible career outcome from our Certificate III in Aged Care.

Intended Job Outcomes

Graduates of this aged care course are equipped with in-demand skills sought after in a range of industry positions. By completing this course you'll become part of a growing demand for skilled aged care workers. 

Learn more about the career opportunities associated with our aged care courses. 

Career Networking Assistance

We're not just here for the short period. Enroling with HSTA will enable you to become part of our career network which links your resume, skills, and professional assets with our extensive network of Aged Care facilities within the Melbourne and Greater Victorian regions. 

Need Help?

Learn more about our aged care courses on our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact our team to speak to a career expert today.