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CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services

Give back to your community.

Start Date

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Duration

6 months

Delivery Method

Online OR
Face-to-Face (WA Only)

Units

12

Next Start Date

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Course Duration

6 months

Delivery Method

Online OR
Face-to-Face (WA Only)

Pre-Requisites

N/A

Job opportunities in the community services sector grow every year. In fact, the Australian Government predicts the rate of job growth in the community services sector will be three times higher than the national average.

If you’re passionate about improving the lives of vulnerable people in your community, TrainSmart Australia’s CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services is the perfect opportunity to take your first step into the Community Services sector.

Why TrainSmart?

  • Top Quality Trainer Support
  • Affordable Payment Options
  • Government Subsidies Available

Course Overview

Study the Certificate III in Community Services

During this 6-month Certificate III in Community Services course, you will gain insights and knowledge into working with people facing mental health issues, domestic violence and drugs and alcohol addiction. Our course will also equip you with interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with individuals and groups in both residential and community settings.

Undertaking this course at TrainSmart Australia will also gain you access to our Health and Community Services Trainers for dedicated team support throughout your studies. All our Allied Health trainers are highly experienced and offer students specialist knowledge and insight from their respective fields.

The Certificate III in Community Services qualification can lead to job titles in the community services sector such as disability support workerpersonal care worker and residential assistant. In addition, this qualification sets you with a good foundation to undertake further study, if you wish to do so in the future.

If you’d like to jump into a career where job prospects are strong and secure – where you can make a real difference to people’s lives – download the CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services brochure.

Is the Certificate III in Community Services for you?

TrainSmart Australia’s CHC32015 Certificate III  in Community Services course will suit you if you’re passionate about improving the lives of vulnerable people in the community.

What will you learn in the Certificate III in Community Services?

Our CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services course covers of a broad range of content including; working in health services, understanding client needs, personal stressors, loss and grief support, conducting group activities, crisis response, collaborative partnerships, crisis response and more.

How will you study the Certificate III in Community Services?

All your learning resources will be available online. A trainer will be assigned to guide and support you throughout your studies and will be able to offer help and advice.

How long is the Certificate III in Community Services?

The CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services course is a 6 month course.

entry Requirements

TrainSmart Australia will assess a student’s ‘academic suitability’ to ensure the student has the best chance of success. This is determined by either:

  • Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) or National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) 9 Band 8, OR;
  • C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths, or equivalent, OR;
  • Completed Australian verifiable Certificate I or Certificate II.

All prospective learners will attend a mandatory face to face career counselling session to assess their suitability for this Certificate III level qualification.

Please note, we are unable to enrol international students at this time. 

Modules

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This qualification is made up of the following units of competency. All units of competency must be completed in order to successfully attain the CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services.

The CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services is broken up into the following Modules.

  • Module 1: Community Service Essentials Part 1
  • Module 2: Community Service Essentials Part 2
  • Module 3: Community Service Essentials Part 3

Module 1: Community Service Essentials Part 1

Manage personal stressors in the work environment

HLTWHS006

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain health and wellbeing by preventing and managing personal stress. This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services settings, in particular work roles that operate in high stress situations and circumstances.

Follow safe work practices for direct client care

HLTWHS002

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members. This unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, in both centre-based and home-based service provision.

Work with diverse people

CHCDIV001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

CHCADV001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist clients to identify their rights, voice their needs and concerns and realise their interests, rights and needs. This unit applies to workers of all levels in a range of health or community services settings who provide services using a human rights based approach and have direct interaction with clients.

Module 2: Community Service Essentials Part 2

Recognise and respond to crisis situations

CHCCCS019

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise situations where people may be in imminent crisis, and then to work collaboratively to minimise any safety concerns and make plans to access required support services. This unit applies to any community services worker involved in crisis intervention. Management of the crisis may involve face-to-face, telephone or remote contact with persons involved.

Work legally and ethically

CHCLEG001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role. This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities.

Design and produce digital text documents

BSBITU313

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to digitally design and develop text-based documents using advanced features of word processing applications/platforms. It applies to individuals who possess fundamental skills in digital device operation, and basic skills in operation of word processing applications. They may work as individuals who provide administrative support within an enterprise, or may be technical/knowledge experts responsible for production of their own digital documents.

Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCCOM005

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers. This unit applies to a range of health and community service contexts where workers may communicate face-to-face, in writing or using digital media and work with limited responsibility under direct or indirect supervision.

Module 3: Community Service Essentials Part 3

Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

CHCAOD001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and work within the current context, philosophy and values of the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector. This unit applies to workers who come into contact with clients affected by alcohol and other drugs.

Respond to client needs

CHCCCS016

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond holistically to client needs. Clients may have a range of issues outside and in addition to the area of immediate focus or expertise of the worker and their organisation. The unit applies to workers in a range of community services contexts who provide person-centred support to clients.

Work with people with mental health issues

CHCMHS001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues. This unit applies to support workers in contexts outside the mental health sector, but who come into contact with people with mental health issues. The services and support provided are not mental health specific.

Provide loss and grief support

CHCCCS017

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to the needs of people who are experiencing loss, grief and bereavement. This unit applies to workers in a range of community services and health contexts.

Job Outcomes

Certificate III in Community Services Career Opportunities

The CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services qualification can lead to a number of job titles within the community services sector including;

  • Residential Assistant
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Recreational Activities Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Aboriginal Community Development Worker
  • Welfare Support Worker

Expected Salary and biggest employment opportunity

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Average Entry Level Annual Salary
Jobs
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Industry
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Employed in the Health Care and Social Assistance industry

All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research. Based on national surveys.

Available Subsidies for this course

JSWA funded course

Save up to

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off the standard cost of this course with the Jobs & Skills WA Subsidy!

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Jobs and Skills WA – Lower Fees, Local Skills Government subsidy, you must reside in Western Australia and meet one of the below eligibility criteria;

You are an Australian Citizen

You hold a sub-class 309, 444, 785, 820, or 826 visa

You are a partner or dependant of a holder of a temporary Visa sub-class 457

You hold a Bridging Visa E (subclasses 050 and 051) with a valid application for a visa sub-class 785 or 790

If you meet one of the above eligibility criteria, the JOBS & SKILLS WA Government subsidised total course fees for the CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services available to you are; *

With a concession card – $256.80
Without a concession card – $866.70

For detailed information, including concession eligibility criteria, please see our attached brochure or visit our Lower Fees, Local Skills Information Page here.*

Learn more about the Jobs and Skills WA Subsidy on the Jobs & Skills WA Website Here.*

*You must meet eligibility criteria to qualify. Additional fees may apply such as student services and resource fees. Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. This is a Western Australian government program. Online study method is not available through the Jobs and Skills WA program.

Payment Options

Standard Rate

$3,500

Concession Rate

$256.80*

Non-Concession Rate

$866.70*

*Please refer to the Government Subsidy section to see if you are eligible for the concession or non-concession rates.

The maximum tuition fee for this course is $3,500. Your fee payment options are:

  • Upfront payment

Find out what your repayments may be using our Payment Plan Repayment Calculator

  • Study Loans – Flexible loan with payment options for up to 48 months.
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Units of competency
CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services

This qualification is made up of the following units of competency. All units of competency must be completed in order to successfully attain the CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services.

The CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services is broken up into the following Modules;

Module 1: Community Service Essentials Part 1

HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

Module 2: Community Service Essentials Part 2

CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

BSBITU313 Design and produce digital text documents

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

Module 3: Community Service Essentials Part 3

CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs

CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support

If you are interested in this course, please call us on 1300 855 517!

* Please note, course Units of Competency are subject to change. These units are valid only on the date of printing.

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