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HKCC | Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Community College Inc

COVID-19 Restrictions

Due to COVID-19 restrictions this year HKCC will not be holding an opening night for our annual art exhibition. We will however have student and tutor artworks on display in our college from Fri 25 Sept – Fri 9 Oct 2020.

Changing lives since 1925

HKCC has been an active part of the constantly evolving local community. It was founded on catering for the needs of individuals – many deprived coming back from military service – desiring to improve education to qualify for better employment opportunities.
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Community building

Our students are mainly referred by employment and support agencies based in Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai, specialising in disability services, mental health and victims of domestic violence. The Team at HKCC is often graced with success stories from students achieving employment and/or independence within the community.
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Community networks

We believe in both the intellectual and personal growth of learners. We work closely with nearby reputable organisations for the purpose of launching careers through skills and building confidence.
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      • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

        Looking for a rewarding career?

        This new course has replaced Certificate III in Aged Care. It reflects the role of workers in residential or community setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

        Partnerships with Industry creates high quality training and employment.

        HKCC consults with industry and health care providers to develop their work force with recognised qualifications, skills and currency. Our course has 13 units – 7 core units and 6 electives. Graduates will receive a dual specialisation in ageing, home and community. Industry prefers trained staff who can assist clients with medications, this is an additional unit to the qualification and can be purchased separately.


        Subsidised places under Community Service Obligation (CSO) or Smart and Skilled funding are available for this qualification. To find out if you are eligible contact HKCC on 9482-1189 to arrange a pre-course interview.

        For more information on Smart and Skilled please visit the website https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/ or phone 1300 772 104.

        Students that don’t meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility are required a Fee-for-Service cost of $3,450 (payment instalments available).

        Fees include use of manuals, classroom tutorials, tutor workplace visits, practical assessments, plus notes/handouts. Cost does not include First aid training. Most employers require first aid training.


        During the course learners are required to complete 120 hours of clinical placement and complete all written assessments to be awarded the qualification.

        Students must have above average level of written and spoken English language. A current police check will be required.

        Contact college on (02) 9482 1189 to arrange an appointment with the Course Co-ordinator.


        Core Units

        • CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
        • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
        • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
        • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
        • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
        • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
        • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

        Elective Units

        • CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
        • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
        • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
        • CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
        • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
        • CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

        Entry requirements


      • French Level 3

        FRENCH LEVEL 3
        French level 3 is aimed at students with a prior knowledge of French, having studied for at least 12 – 18 months.

        Continue improving and practicing your French conversation, comprehension, reading, writing, and grammar, in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
        The course will cover vocabulary, essential expressions, French conversation and grammar. It will also include some French culture and listening to French songs.

        Prerequisite: prior knowledge of French, having studied for at least 12 – 18 months.

        Text: Bring pen and notebook. Teacher will provide hand-out notes in class and will advise details of the required text at the beginning of term.

      • French Level 6

        French level 6 is aimed at students with a prior knowledge of French, wishing to freshen up, consolidate and extend their French language skills. The course assumes a basic level of French conversation and is loosely structured to take advantage of student contributions in an informal, friendly atmosphere. It includes modules of French culture, nuances of language, colloquial expressions, grammar and comprehension.


        Extensive knowledge of French, having studied for at least 36 months.

        What to Bring

        Pen & notebook. Teacher will provide hand-out notes in class.

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