C3304 - Certificate III in Aged Care

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Plan: C3304 - Certificate III in Aged Care
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate III in Aged Care
Qualification national code: CHC30212
Nominal hours: 473
Career: TAFE
Duration: 6 months
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Global, Urban and Social Studies (365T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/socialhumanities
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The program will provide you with the skills to enable you to:

  • Carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people in an aged care setting
  • Carry out activities related to an individualised plan.

Graduates who successfully complete the program have a range of possible career options and may be employed as:

  • Personal/community care worker 
  • Personal care giver
  • Personal care assistant.

Graduates of this program are employed in residential aged care facilities throughout Australia.

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Articulation and pathways

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

On successful completion of this qualification there are potential pathways to further studies in community services and health at RMIT.

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Entrance requirements

Academic entrance requirements: There are no minimum academic requirements for entry.

Note: A successful Police Check is required by students to complete the practical placement or work experience component of this program.

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External accreditation and industry links

This nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualification has been validated by the community services and health industry. The Certificate III Aged Care is the industry requirement to qualify aged care workers to work in client homes and other community settings throughout Australia.

RMIT works closely with its industry partners to ensure that this program is consistent with industry needs.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and Services
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.
Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.
The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.
You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.
Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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