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About Home and Community Care

The health care sector is Australia's largest and fastest growing industry.

With our population continuing to age, more and more people are required to support the elderly in their everyday life.

Home and Community Care provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to care for people in their own homes or in other community settings.

It focuses on teaching you how to carry out activities in the maintenance and personal care of clients, as well as providing them with emotional support.

Career prospects within the industry are both excellent and broad.  You have the opportunity to focus on working in the home and community services sector.

Careers available:

  • care assistant / worker
  • home maintenance worker
  • in-home respite giver
  • community care worker
  • personal care assistant
  • community support worker
  • personal care giver / worker
  • disability support worker
  • planned activity assistant
  • driver
  • transport support worker
  • food services deliverer
  • support worker
  • home care worker

Course Information Sessions

These information sessions are a great way for you to learn more about the course and get answers to any questions you may have.

Come along and meet the Aged Care team.


Workplace Health & Safety (including practical lab classes)

It is important that you are aware of health and safety in the workplace at all times. You need to keep a tidy and safe workplace.

DRESS CODE - practical lab class & industry placement:

  • White T shirt or Polo shirt --singlet or long sleeves may be worn underneath "T"
  • Black or Navy Trousers
  • Closed toe shoe/boots- low heel, non-slip soles (WHS requirement)
  • Minimal jewellery
  • Hair clean and tied up if below the shoulders
  • Finger nails short and no nail polish
  • Minimal makeup/perfume
  • Assigned Name Tag (provided)

Good Personal Hygiene (because you are in close proximity to your residents/clients)

  • Clean clothes
  • Clean shoes
  • Deodorant
  • Shower/Oral Hygiene
  • Wash hands regularly

Unacceptable Dress Code

  • Untidy clothing
  • Thongs
  • Ugg boots or similar
  • Mini skirt
  • Tummy/underarms or cleavage exposed

Home and Community Care Courses

These courses are offered at our Footscray Nicholson, St Albans & Werribee campus.

Dual Qualification

The  CHC30312 - Certificate III in Home and Community Care can be combined with the CHC30212 - Certificate III in Aged Care to achieve a dual qualification.

Graduates of the dual qualification achieve two qualifications for significantly less cost and in less time than taking each course individually.

Holding two Certificate III qualifications greatly improves graduate employment opportunities, and provides the broadest base of knowledge and skills to support the widest range of jobs in the health and community services industry.


Course Information

The CHC30312 - Certificate III in Home and Community Care consists of:

14 competencies = 6 months

Assessment is a combination of written and online work, work related projects, simulated practical lab sessions and observation in the workplace.

This course is also boosted by the inclusion of regular Industry speakers, career support and Agencies who are able to offer advice and guidance on your job opportunities and career path.

The CHC40212 - Certificate IV in Home and Community Care (offered to industry students only) consists of:

15 competencies = 12 months

171 hrs are allocated to Learning in the Workplace (your current workplace) and simulated practical lab sessions.

Assessment is a combination of written and online work, work related projects, simulated practical lab sessions and observation in your current workplace.

Pathway Opportunities


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