Certificate III in Aged Care

Course Description

Health Service Training Australia (HSTA) is taking enrolments into our popular Certificate III in Aged Care qualification. If you are motivated and love people, then this course offers a great opportunity to gain employment as a Personal Care Assistant (PCA).

As a Personal Care Assistant you will have a positive impact on the lives of others through providing personal care, social and emotional support and assisting with aspects of everyday living.

The Certificate III in Aged Care has been designed to get you working as a Personal Care Assistant. In this course you will undertake practical classes 2 days per week for 13 weeks at our training centre located at Level 6, 250 Collins Street, Melbourne.

During your course you will be entitled to our Training Guarantee, which enables participants to complete the following short courses at no extra charge: Basic Life Support, CPR, First Aid, Food Safety, and Responsible Service of Alcohol.

During the course we will assist you to create a resume and with our training and these short course certificates we will greatly enhance your employment opportunities.

USI: The Commonwealth Government have recently introduced 'Unique Student Identifier' numbers. It's mandatory that all students attending this course register for a free USI prior to commencement. Registering only takes a few minutes.

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Course Information

Course : Certificate III in Aged Care
Course Code : CHC30212
Duration : 2 days a week for 13 weeks
Price : $105
Enrolment Pack :

Current Intakes

Course : Certificate III in Aged Care
Start Date : Monday, 13 April 2015
Induction Time : 9:30am
Course : Certificate III in Aged Care
Start Date : Monday, 11 May 2015
Induction Time : 9:30am
Course : Certificate III in Aged Care
Start Date : Monday, 15 June 2015
Induction Time : 9:30am


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

Pamela Taylor is a qualified Registered Nurse/Perioperative Nurse with 35 years experience in the private, public Health sector, the insurance industry and training and development.Pamela holds a TAE40110 and Certificate in Perioperative Nursing.  
Strutts Psyridis holds a Certificate III in Aged Care and TAE40110. Strutts draws on knowledge and skills in the practice of the Aged Care Worker, forged from over 25 years as a practical, hands-on Aged Care Worker in a variety of aged care facilities, both in Australia and the United Kingdom....
Simon is a Registered Nurse with many years experience within the Aged Care setting. He also has experience working in Palliative Care and loves training the next generation of Aged Care workers.     
Gaileen Heard is a highly enthusiastic, driven, and engaging trainer with HSTA. On a weekly basis you can find Gaileen educating students at our Melbourne Training Centre within courses like Aged Care Certificate III and Aged Care Certificate IV. Gaileen is a valued member of the Health S...
Amanda started as a PCA in a private residential aged care facility where she gained experience and knowledge for 2 years. While working as a PCA she completed her Diploma of Nursing and is employed by Royal Melbourne Hospital as a Division 2 Nurse also known as a Endorsed Enroled Nurse. She special...
Aminah Bailey brings her experience and passion to the table every day as one of HSTA's experienced aged care trainers. Her years of experience in education and aged care give her student's the cutting edge for rewarding career paths and excelling professional growth. Throughout Aminah'...
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Course Cost

Skills For Victoria Funding

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 $105.00 or $21.00 with a valid concession card. The enrollment fee covers everything you need to complete the course, including: 

  • Written and digital media resources
  • Nationally accredited units of competency within the scope of Certificate III in Aged Care - CHC30212
  • Usage of the HSTA state of the art Melbourne Training Centre
  • Certificate issuance for short courses and Certificate III in Aged Care

Call HSTA today to start a pre-enrolment questionnaire and test your eligibility for Skills for Victoria funding. 


Course Outline

Course Outline

This course will include these nationally recognised units of competence:

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




Employment Oppurtunities 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.

Short Courses

Employment is a big deal here at Health Services Training Australia. To ensure that we're offering our students the most out of their qualification we've included the following short courses into our Certificate III in Aged Care at no additional cost. 

  • Basic Life Support
  • Provide First Aid
  • Provide CPR
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
  • Food Safety Handler 

These courses are made up of in-demand and necessary skill sets that support your resume when finding employment in the Aged Care industry. All succesful Certificate III in Aged Care students with Health Services Training Australia receive a certificate for each one of these courses. 

Winning Resume Skills

Our highly experienced trainers don't just specialise in aged care, they're also career experts! Throughout your course your appointed trainer will help you hone your professional skills in a way that is suited best for the Aged Care industry. Upon completion of your Cert III you will be given the oppurtunity to develop a resume using our tested templates and under the guiding direction of your assessor. 

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. 

Job Placements Opportunities

Part of this course is a mandatory 120 hour work experience portfolio that needs to be completed during your course. This makes up part of your qualification and you'll be assessed in the form of reports from your employer during this period. 

The biggest benefit of work placement is that you're literally getting your foot through the door of a prospective workplace. Health Services Training Australia promotes outcome based training for its students. Meaning that this course by necessity should lead to employment in a career-benefiting workplace. It's crucial that we take on steps to assist you in making this happen and to ensure this our trainers are all well equipped with career development tools, such as tested resume templates, and each day of the week our tradespeople are building relationships with members of the Melbourne aged care industry.