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  • CHC32015

Certificate III in Community Services

At a glance

At a glance

Kick start your career in the social sector with this entry level qualification that will get you working with your community faster.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Varied Community Support Worker Roles
  • Individual Community Support Worker
  • Neighbourhood Centre Worker
  • Community Services Worker
COURSE OUTCOME

CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services

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Course overview

Course overview

Get out amongst the community sooner with this entry level qualification. This course is perfect for people who want to work in community services, or those looking for the foundation skills necessary to complete further studies in the field. Stronger than average growth is predicted in the sector, and this course equips you with the problem solving and communication skills you need to get ahead of the pack.

This qualification will give you core skills in managing personal stressors in the workplace, working with diverse people, and the communication skills required for operating in community services organisations. Our team of highly qualified, industry experienced teachers will equip you with the tools you need to succeed in the field, while connecting you with potential future employers.

Successful completion of this course will give you the practical skills and confidence you need to seek employment as a community services, migrant support, or neighbourhood centre worker. It will also give you a solid foundation for further studies at a diploma level or higher.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 5 core and 7 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
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
VPC080
Vocational placement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
North and Far North Queensland
CHCCOM005
Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTWHS006
Manage personal stressors in the work environment
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
CHCADV001
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
CHCGRP001
Support group activities
CHCAOD001
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
Greater Brisbane
CHCADV001
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
BSBWOR301B
Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCCOM001
Provide first point of contact
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
CHCSET001
Work with forced migrants
Sunshine Coast
CHCCOM001
Provide first point of contact
CHCPRP001
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCDIV002
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCCS009
Facilitate responsible behaviour
CHCDFV001
Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
Gold Coast
BSBWOR301
Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCDIS003
Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
CHCADV001
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCAOD001
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
Darling Downs and South West
CHCCDE003
Work within a community development framework
CHCGRP001
Support group activities
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
CHCCOM001
Provide first point of contact
BSBWOR301
Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCADV001
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
Other
CHCYTH001
Engage respectfully with young people
CHCPRT001
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCDIS007
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCCCS023
Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS004
Assess co-existing needs
BSBWOR301
Organise personal work priorities and development
BSBINM301
Organise workplace information

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Vocational placement

If you are studying online and not currently employed or volunteering in the community services industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement. This is so you can start practising your new skills in a real-world environment. If this applies to you, you may be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. TAFE Queensland may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements. You will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. If placement is applicable you will be required to undertake 80 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

Students may be required (depending on work placement) to hold a Working with Children check and apply for a Blue Card. If you are unable to obtain a Blue Card, you may be disqualified from being eligible to undertake placement and assessment, which could affect your course outcomes. If you think this might impact you, please speak to the relevant Vocational Placement Coordinator at your chosen location for further information.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland