CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services

About this course

Nationally Recognised Training

Prepare yourself to work in a range of community service areas such as Aged Care, Disability, Youth Work and more.

The social and community services sector is predicted to experience strong growth over the next 5 years with an excess of 50,000 job openings expected. This is due to an increased support for the sector through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

By completing this intermediate level qualification, you will learn about case management, individual needs planning, health and well-being strategies, working with disabilities, cultural diversity, working with at-risk individuals and facilitating accurate referrals to specialist services.  Work may include day-to-day support of individuals in community settings or support the implementation of specific community-based programs. 

Our highly-experienced trainers provide guidance and support every step of the way, to ensure you have the knowledge and practical skills you need to work in this field.

The Certificate III of Community Services Work will help you:

  • Have direct contact with clients
  • Identify presenting needs
  • Refer to appropriate services and support
  • Provide day-to-day support
  • Assist with entitlements and benefits under the broad direction of others

Is this course right for you?

This course has been designed for those who would like to further their career in Community Services. During this qualification you will learn how to provide emotional and practical support in a range of situations, facilitating accurate referrals to specialist services.

At this level, work takes place under the direction of others and supervision may be direct or indirect. Work may take place in a range of community services organisations.

If you want a course that will best assist you in furthering your career in Community Services with flexible study options and supportive training, this qualification may be for you!

Course length

12 months full-time or 24 months part-time.

Two study blocks of 26 weeks are run annually.

Start anytime. Please contact us for further information regarding study block schedules.

Course delivery

This qualification is delivered via a combination of online and face-to-face learning. In circumstances where face-to-face learning is not available, structured online tutorials and virtual classrooms will be utilised. 

Online study gives you the flexibility to fit your study around your existing commitments while still having the support of industry experts.

Please contact us for further information regarding the current course schedule.

Requirements

 There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Prior to enrolling,  your proficiency in language, literacy and numeracy will be assessed to determine what level of support you may need to assist you through your study program. 

Students will need to provide their own laptop, internet connection and download Microsoft Teams (free app).

Subjects

Total number of units = 12. 5 core unit  plus 7 elective units.

 *Electives subject to change.

Core

CHCCCS016
Respond to client needs
CHCCOM005
Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
HLTWHS002
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTWHS006
Manage personal stressors in the work environment

Elective

CHCADV001
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCCDE003
Work within a community development framework
CHCCOM001
Provide first point of contact
CHCDIS007
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCGRP001
Support group activities
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
BSBWOR301
Organise personal work priorities and development

Assessments

Methods of assessment for this qualification cover a range of evidence gathering including self assessment, written questions and answers, work based projects, observations and supplementary evidence such as third party reports .

Recognition of your current skills and or past experience /qualifications can also be taken into consideration.  Please talk with one of our training specialists for more information.

Pathways

A Certificate III in Community Services Work can lead to employment as:

  • Client contact
  • Community care worker
  • Indigenous youth worker
  • Juvenile justice court officer
  • Residential support worker
  • Youth housing support worker
  • Youth case worker

Successful completion of this course will also give you the option to undertake further studies in the community services and health sectors.

 

Course Fees and Charges

In Queensland, subject to eligibility criteria, funding is available through the Queensland Government to support completing this qualification by the following programs:-

Queensland User Choice Program - Fact Sheet

The Certificate 3 Guarantee program - Fact Sheet

Student co-contribution fees/tuition fees apply to these programs

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