CHC30308 - Certificate III in Home and Community Care
Certificate III in Home and Community Care
This qualification addresses work in client homes and other community settings under regular supervision within clearly defined organisational guidelines and service plans.
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
Report directly to a supervisor and are not responsible for other workers.
Occupational titles may include:
Care assistant / worker
Home maintenance worker
Care service employees
In-home respite giver
Community care worker
Personal care assistant
Community support worker
Personal care giver / worker
Disability support worker
Planned activity assistant
Transport support worker
Food services deliverer
Home care worker
14 units are required for award of this qualification including:
9 core units
5 elective units
A wide range of elective units is available, including:
Group A electives from which at least one unit must be selected for this qualification
Group B electives which are recommended for special consideration
Other relevant electives listed below
Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages
Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 2 units of competency packaged at this level or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the NTIS or other public listing
CHCOHS312B Follow safety procedures for direct care work
The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice
All workers in the home and community care sector need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.
Group A electives - at least one unit must be selected
One of the following units must be selected for this qualification.
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
Where work involves a specific focus on both Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and culturally diverse clients or communities, candidates are recommended to select both units.
Group B electives for special consideration
The following electives, whilst not required in all home and community care work, are highly recommended to be considered for inclusion in this qualification:
CHCICS303A Support individual health and emotional well being
CHCPA301B Deliver care services using a palliative approach
Other relevant electives
Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The following grouping of relevant electives is provided to facilitate selection and does not necessarily reflect workplace requirements. Electives may be selected from one or more groups. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.
CHCAC410A Collect technical data to support client health care plan (Note pre-requisite HLTAP301B )