Community Services

Certificate III In Home And Community Care



Where this course may lead

This course is delivered as a combined Certificate III in Home and Community Care (HACC) and Certificate III in Aged Care Work.

As a graduate, you may work in aged care and disability settings including residential care facilities (nursing homes and hostels), community settings such as adult day activity support services, local government, and the home and community care field.

What you learn

You learn the skills and knowledge needed to provide physical and social support to the older person in a number of settings, including the development of a professional understanding regarding quality of life, duty of care, and maintaining independence. On successful completion, you will gain qualifications in aged care work and in home and community care.


Delivery method and course duration

Course duration 1 year.

Course mode Traineeship, or part-time.

Entry requirements

You need to:

  • attend an interview
  • undertake a literacy assessment
  • undergo a National Police Records Check and a Working With Children Check (Victoria) before work placement begins.


range of assessment strategies to meet different learner needs will be selected. Assessment strategies may include group-based, work-based, project-based, self-paced, or action learning. Aspects of the course may be completed face to face or by distance education, and may involve practice and experience in the workplace.

Outcomes and accreditations

On successful completion of this course, you will receive an AQF qualification and a statement listing all units you have successfully completed.

Related courses

  • HLT42512 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
  • HLT51612 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing)


The units you study for this qualification may vary according to industry and workplace requirements. Please contact the department for a full list of units available to you.

This qualification may have prerequisites, co-requisite or bridging units from lower or higher level qualifications. For further clarification contact the department.

Where applicants can show evidence of prior qualification or experience in a related field, there may be an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for previous study, knowledge, and/or skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to this qualification. Please contact the department for further information about Skills Recognition.

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Information session

We strongly recommend your attendance at one of the information sessions. Details of the formal application process are provided during the information sessions. Please contact us for details of the next information session.

Fees and charges

Please contact us for information about the fees that apply to you. Fees vary depending on your individual circumstances.

Further information about course fees is available from our website at, or refer to our Fees, Charges and Refunds brochure.

How to apply

Please apply direct to Customer Service at Wodonga TAFE.

For more information

Customer Service
1300 MY TAFE (1300 69 8233)
02 6055 6707
87 McKoy Street
West Wodonga Vic 3690
PO Box 963
Wodonga Vic 3689