Qualification details

CHC30208 - Certificate III in Aged Care (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes CHC30102 - Certificate III in Aged Care Work 24/Mar/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to CHC30212 - Certificate III in Aged CareUpdated in V4 Updated core WHS unit. Equivalent vocational outcome. 06/May/2012

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2011


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 423111 Aged Or Disabled Carer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6313-17 Aged Or Disabled Person Carer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Aged Care and Disability,Community Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Accommodation Support Worker,Care Worker,Field Officer (Community Services),Carer,In Home Respite Worker,Support Worker (Community Services),Nurse's Aide,Disability Service Officer,Community House Worker,Nurse’s Aide,Care Service Employee 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 423111 Aged Or Disabled Carer 02/Feb/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6313-17 Aged Or Disabled Person Carer 02/Feb/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 02/Feb/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 02/Feb/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable


This qualification addresses work primarily in residential facilities under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans.

These workers:

  • 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
  • Report directly to a supervisor and are not responsible for other workers.

Occupational titles  may include:

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Field officer
  • Assistant in nursing
  • Home care assistant
  • Care assistant
  • In-home respite worker
  • Care service employees
  • Nursing assistant
  • Care worker
  • Personal care assistant
  • Community care worker
  • Personal care giver
  • Community house worker
  • Personal care worker
  • Community support worker
  • Residential care worker
  • Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions)
  • Support worker

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules


14 units must be selected for this qualification including:

  • 10 core units
  • 4 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
  • Other relevant electives as 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, units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages

Core units 

CHCAC317A Support older people to maintain their independence 

CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people 

CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia 

CHCCS411B Work effectively in the community sector 

CHCICS301A Provide support to meet personal care needs 

CHCICS302A Participate in the implementation of individualised plans 

CHCICS303A Support individual health and emotional well being 

CHCOHS312B Follow safety procedures for direct care work 

CHCPA301B Deliver care services using a palliative approach 

HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context 

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking work in the aged 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  - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice 

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co -workers 

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander people 

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.

Client support 

CHCAC316C Provide food services 

CHCAC410A Collect technical data to support client health care plan  (Note pre -requisite  HLTAP301B)

CHCAC417A Implement interventions with older people at risk of falls 

CHCAD401D Advocate for clients 

CHCCS311C Deliver and monitor services to clients 

CHCCS400B Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework 

CHCCS426A Provide support and care relating to loss and grief 

CHCGROUP302D Support group activities 

CHCICS305A Provide behaviour support in the context of individualised plans 

CHCICS306B Provide basic foot skin and nail care 

CHCLD315A Recognise stages of lifespan development 

CHCLLN403A Identify clients with language , literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively 

HLTFA301C Apply first aid 

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures 


CHCCS305B Assist clients with medication  (Note pre -requisite  HLTAP301B)

Organisational support 

BSBINM201A Process and maintain workplace information 

BSBWOR204A Use business technology 

CHCADMIN302D Provide administrative support 

CHCINF302C Maintain the organisation's information systems 

CHCINF303B Contribute to information requirements in the community sector 

CHCINF408C Comply with information requirements of the aged care and community care sectors 

CHCORG322B Contribute to implementation of service delivery strategy 

Supervision and training 

CHCCS427A Facilitate adult learning and development 

CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships 

CHCORG406B Supervise work 

TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction 

Community care 

CHCHC311B Work effectively in home and community care 

CHCICS304B Work effectively with carers 

HLTRAH302B Undertake home visits 

Working with people with disabilities 

CHCDIS301B Work effectively with people with a disability 

CHCDIS302A Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities 

CHCDIS313A Support people with disabilities who are ageing 

CHCDIS322A Support community participation and inclusion 

CHCDIS323A Contribute to skill development and maintenance 

Working with people with mental health issues 

CHCMH301B Work effectively in mental health 


CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues 

Oral health 

CHCOHC303A Use basic oral health screening tools 

CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health 

CHCOHC402A Support and encourage clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care 

CHCOHC404A Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues 

CHCOHC406A Provide or assist with oral hygiene