This course is designed for those who are passionate about supporting people in the communities in which they live.
CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services provides the knowledge and foundational skills to support individuals through person centred services in community-based organisations. It will also provide you with the skills to implement specific community-based programs. Work will be carried out under the direction of others with both direct and indirect supervision. During this course you will learn how to work with a diverse range of people, assess and respond to client’s needs, and develop and maintain a network of contacts and partnerships with community-based service providers.
Community Services work is focused on advocating for the rights of individuals and communities and working to ensure the social and economic inclusion of all. Community Services workers provide support, programs and activities and information and referral for those in need of assistance. They link people with appropriate services, groups and communities and are often distinguished by the client area within which they work.
Client areas can include:
Key tasks and functions this qualification will prepare you for include:
This work is often undertaken through employment in community service organisations or government services. Workers will be:
12 units of study – five core and seven elective units of competency. No pre-requisites.
NOTE: Training mode in NSW is online delivery only.
The Australian Qualifications Framework determines that the duration of this qualification is 1 – 2 years, however with both face-to-face training, and flexible online learning, learners are typically completing within the first 6 – 12 months. How quickly an individual is able to complete the course will depend on how fast they work through the content, their commitment to learning and their level of competence.
No work placement required for this course.
For students who wish to complement their studies with work-experience, please be aware that most employers in community services expect you to hold a current First Aid Certificate, have an up-to-date influenza vaccination, and have a police check. If working with children you are also required to hold a Blue Card. If working with people with a disability you will need a Disability Worker Screening Card.
Skills Generation provides a facilitative and collaborative environment to support the underpinnings of effective community services practice.
On successful completion of this course you will receive the nationally recognised qualification:
CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services
The qualification is awarded by Skills Generation RTO 41008, with training and assessment delivered by Skills Generation or an approved Third Party training provider on behalf of Skills Generation.
The Commonwealth Government requires all learners undertaking nationally recognised, accredited training courses to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Learners are unable to enrol without their USI.
If you are currently working, or have previously worked in a relevant industry, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). RPL applies where you have workplace experience/competency that can be formally assessed against the units of competency in this course. If you wish to undertake an RPL process, please discuss with our Student Services enrolments team.
This course currently attracts government funding for eligible students. Depending on the funding program, students who access funded training may be required to pay a co-contribution fee that represents a small fraction of the total course fee.
Eligibility criteria for funding can be found on our Funding and Fees page or contact us to discuss your circumstances and determine your eligibility.
Students who are not eligible for subsidised training pay the full course fee.
Payment Plans are available through the PaySmart payment platform making it easy for students to make weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment instalments.
Skills Generation proudly partners with select Australian Universities to provide pathway options for university study. University pathways include guaranteed entry and credit for Skills Generation graduates of Certificate IV and Diploma qualifications.
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