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Certificate III in Community Services

National ID: CHC32015 | State ID: AWJ2

 

Course Details
Training Package Version :  Release 2
Are you thinking of making a career out of your community work?  This course is an introduction into community services work and may be for you.  It is an entry into this field and may help you to decide if this is the career you want. 

This Certificate provides practical skills and knowledge to work effectively with individuals and groups in residential and community settings, to identify their needs and plan and develop appropriate services to meet those needs. Learn about the community services sector including mental health, alcohol and other drug services and domestic violence services.

You will learn skills in:

  • Effective communication,
  • Gathering, maintaining and providing information,
  • Advocacy and community development processes,
  • Ethical behaviour and
  • Legal responsibilities of community workers.

This qualification applies to community work delivered through a broad range of services which provide support to individuals and groups.  This level of training is appropriate for support workers, caseworkers and client contact officers. 

You will gain skills in:

  • Participating in local government and community organisations,
  • Assisting in planning and developing programs to meet needs,
  • Communicating effectively,
  • Networking,
  • Assisting in developing and facilitating community education and development,
  • Gathering, maintaining and providing information and understanding legal and ethical requirements.

Additional Resources: 
On occasion there may be additional resources that learners are required to provide as part of their course.  Specific details will be provided in your Pre-Enrolment Pack.

VET Fee Help:  This course is NOT eligible for VET Fee Help.

Please note that due to different ways in which we structure our delivery the Geraldton Campus will NOT be taking new enrolments in Semester 2.  However, the Northam Campus WILL be taking new enrolments.

Entrance Requirements

Study pathway

Job opportunities

Entrance Requirements
Study pathway
Job opportunities

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Graduates of this course may have a career as a:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community development worker,
  • Client contact worker,
  • Recreational activities officer,
  • Community care worker,
  • Residential support worker,
  • Assistant community workers (focusing on community health primarily in an  Indigenous community),
  • Support worker (community based) e.g.  youth, women, families,
  • Indigenous youth worker,
  • Youth worker, or a
  • Youth housing support worker.

Further study opportunities:

Certificate IV in Community Services Work

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

How to apply

Important information

Overview

Course Overview

Where Geraldton
Kalgoorlie
Merredin
Moora
Northam
Duration

This course is offered flexibly and enrolment is open throughout the year.  The length of time to complete the course will depend on your chosen units and your study pace.

HowFlexible Delivery
Recognition Of Prior Learning
Traineeship
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2017
Available Semester 2, 2017
Fees and charges

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Find details of all course costs on our Fees page here.

At Central Regional TAFE, three types of fees may be charged:

  • Course fees - set by the State Government and are calculated on the category of enrolment.  Students studying a certificate course may be eligible for a concession. Concession students pay 30% of the course fees (not incidental, resource or other fees).
  • Resource fees - covers materials purchased by the TAFE which will be consumed or transformed by students in the course of instruction, such as workshop materials & workbooks.
  • Other fees - charged for goods and services that are provided by the TAFE such as security, name badges and IT infrastructure. 

In addition to these fees, students may need to purchase textbooks, uniforms and other course specific equipment.

Units

1 Core Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Communicate and work in health or community servicesCHCCOM005AVC29
Follow safe work practices for direct client careHLTWHS002WG739
Manage personal stressors in the work environmentHLTWHS006AUZ56
Respond to client needsCHCCCS016AVC61
Work with diverse peopleCHCDIV001AVC09
2 Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Engage respectfully with young peopleCHCYTH001WG826
Facilitate responsible behaviourCHCCCS009AVC68
Facilitate the interests and rights of clientsCHCADV001AVC96
Identify and respond to children and young people at riskCHCPRT001WG802
Provide first aidHLTAID003WG732
Provide first point of contactCHCCOM001AVC33
Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violenceCHCDFV001AWB33
Support group activitiesCHCGRP001AWA80
Work in an alcohol and other drugs contextCHCAOD001AVC85
Work with people with mental health issuesCHCMHS001AVB69
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Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

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Course Overview

Where Geraldton
Kalgoorlie
Merredin
Moora
Northam
Duration

This course is offered flexibly and enrolment is open throughout the year.  The length of time to complete the course will depend on your chosen units and your study pace.

HowFlexible Delivery
Recognition Of Prior Learning
Traineeship
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2017
Available Semester 2, 2017
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Graduates of this course may have a career as a:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community development worker,
  • Client contact worker,
  • Recreational activities officer,
  • Community care worker,
  • Residential support worker,
  • Assistant community workers (focusing on community health primarily in an  Indigenous community),
  • Support worker (community based) e.g.  youth, women, families,
  • Indigenous youth worker,
  • Youth worker, or a
  • Youth housing support worker.

Further study opportunities:

Certificate IV in Community Services Work

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Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Find details of all course costs on our Fees page here.

At Central Regional TAFE, three types of fees may be charged:

  • Course fees - set by the State Government and are calculated on the category of enrolment.  Students studying a certificate course may be eligible for a concession. Concession students pay 30% of the course fees (not incidental, resource or other fees).
  • Resource fees - covers materials purchased by the TAFE which will be consumed or transformed by students in the course of instruction, such as workshop materials & workbooks.
  • Other fees - charged for goods and services that are provided by the TAFE such as security, name badges and IT infrastructure. 

In addition to these fees, students may need to purchase textbooks, uniforms and other course specific equipment.

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1 Core Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Communicate and work in health or community servicesCHCCOM005AVC29
Follow safe work practices for direct client careHLTWHS002WG739
Manage personal stressors in the work environmentHLTWHS006AUZ56
Respond to client needsCHCCCS016AVC61
Work with diverse peopleCHCDIV001AVC09
2 Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Engage respectfully with young peopleCHCYTH001WG826
Facilitate responsible behaviourCHCCCS009AVC68
Facilitate the interests and rights of clientsCHCADV001AVC96
Identify and respond to children and young people at riskCHCPRT001WG802
Provide first aidHLTAID003WG732
Provide first point of contactCHCCOM001AVC33
Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violenceCHCDFV001AWB33
Support group activitiesCHCGRP001AWA80
Work in an alcohol and other drugs contextCHCAOD001AVC85
Work with people with mental health issuesCHCMHS001AVB69
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If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Online and continuous or flexible learning enrolment courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

Call: 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au.

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Recognition of Prior Learning validates your existing skills and knowledge. Find out more under Future Students to customise your learning pathways.

Disclaimer

Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate I or Certificate II

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If you have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification with Central Regional TAFE, you may be able to obtain credits towards a degree at Geraldton Universities Centre (GUC), Charles Sturt University, Central Queensland University and the University of Southern Queensland.

In addition to the arrangements in place with specific Universities, a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification from us will enable you to gain direct entry into related undergraduate degree courses in most Universities throughout Australia. You may also be eligible to gain credits with other Universities on a case-by-case basis.

 

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If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Online and continuous or flexible learning enrolment courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

Call: 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au.

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Recognition of Prior Learning validates your existing skills and knowledge. Find out more under Future Students to customise your learning pathways.

Disclaimer

Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate I or Certificate II

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Online and continuous or flexible learning enrolment courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

Call: 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au.

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Recognition of Prior Learning validates your existing skills and knowledge. Find out more under Future Students to customise your learning pathways.

Disclaimer

Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate I or Certificate II

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