Home and Community Care is about providing all the necessary services so that a client can stay at home rather than enter an Aged Care facility or community housing.

Australia has an ageing population, and Baby Boomers are insisting on maintaining their independence. As such Home & Community Care is an industry which is going through phenomenal change and growth – it is one of the key areas where there will be an identified shortage of workers in the near future.

Working in Home & Community Care involves assisting residents in their personal needs, monitoring health issues, as well as engaging them in meaningful activities in their own home. It may include arranging respite care so that their carer can get a day out or in the case where they go away. You may also assist with their interaction outside the home such as taking them to appointments, shopping, going to the movies, or maintaining the home and garden.

The care sector is a mandated industry: all workers in Home & Community Care must have a Certificate III minimum qualification in addition to

  • Police Clearance
  • First Aid
  • Manual Handling
  • Infection Control
  • Mandatory Reporting (Identifying Abuse)

Training for work in the Home & Community Care sector is a specialisation of Australian Workplace Training – we deliver the Certificate III and Certificate IV in Home & Community Care as well as First Aid and Manual Handling.

A Home & Community Care qualification can be bundled with a qualification in Disability or Mental Health not only to improve the services supplied to residents but also to improve employability.


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