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, Apply 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, 16 March 2015
Induction Time : 9:30am
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


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 an enthusiastic and professional trainer specialising in Aged Care Certificate III and IV plus HACC. Gaileen has a TAE40110, Certificate III in Aged Care Work and Certificate III in Home and Community Care.  
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...
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Course Cost

Course Costs & Inclusions

The course cost is $105.00 or $21.00 with a Health Care Card and entitles each eligible participants to receive:

  • Full participation in all training and assessment activities;
  • Workbooks for all study modules;
  • CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care, a statement of results;
  • Compliance Short Course in: Basic Life Support; CPR; First Aid;; Food Safety; Responsible Service of Alcohol certification;
  • Resume development, Facebook application linking you with employers for integrated job placement and post training support sessions with participants.


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




Put your Resume at the Top of the List

Health Servies Training Australia assists particiapants to strengthen their resume and employability. Trainers work with students on personal grooming, interview skills, provide them a resume and they receive short course certification at no extra charge: Basic Life Support, CPR, Apply First Aid, Food Safety, and Responsible Service of Alcohol to boost their resume.

Participants are then directed towards applying for well paid, meaningful jobs within the health services industry.


Job Placements Opportunities

Integrated Job Placement

Our course participants are sought after and you will have access to 120 hours work experience, casual and part time employment opportunities within Aged Care facilities across Victoria, but local to where you live.

Our experienced Human Resource department builds for you a resume via our Resume Facebook Application that links you to Nursing Homes and other Aged Care facilities across Melbourne so that you can complete the 120 hours of work experience necessary to complete the final assessment of this qualification.