CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services

The past decade has seen a vast increase in the number of people needed for employment in the community service industries. The Certificate III in Community Services, a nationally recognised qualification, will ensure you have the knowledge and attributes to work in this area – and to make a real difference to people’s lives!

In order to further encourage more people to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to work in this area, this training is heavily subsidised by the WA government under the Future Skills WA program. So if you enjoy helping others and want to pursue a more rewarding career, this opportunity should be well suited to you.

What will you learn?

This qualification will equip you with the skills and knowledge to support individuals through the provision of person-centred services, and is suitable for those who may want to provide day-to-day support of individuals in community settings or support the implementation of specific community-based programs.

You’ll be taught the interpersonal skills to work in both residential and community settings. You will also gain an insight into dealing with people who may have suffered from mental health issues, loss and grief, trauma or alcohol and drug addiction issues.

How will you study?

The qualification is delivered face-to-face with the ability to apply the theory you have learnt into practice through simulated exercises.

The completion of 12 units and assessments is required to gain competency in this qualification.

What are your career opportunities?

There are plenty of job roles within the community sector, including support worker, case worker, residential support worker, juvenile justice officer and youth support worker.

Pathways to further study are available, including the certificate IV and diploma qualifications in the health and community services sector.

Student entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Cost of this course

This training is subsidised by the WA Government under a program known as Future Skills WA. The WA Government contributes to the cost of each course and the student pays the remaining balance.

The non-concession student course fee is $1,771 and the concession student fee is $528, but you must meet eligibility criteria to qualify for the government funded price. Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply, such as student services and resource fees.

Study units


Module 1
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs
Module 2
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities
Module 3
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations

Want to take your studies in community services to the next level? Enquire today about our CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.


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