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CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services

National ID: CHC32015 | State ID: AWJ2

Do you want to make a difference for communities?

When you complete the Certificate III in Community Services Work you'll be on your way to a career as a youth worker, support worker, or family carer.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively and appropriately with individuals and groups in a variety of settings, gathering and providing information, advocacy and community development, ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities.

You will also gain an understanding of mental health, alcohol, drug, 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 also gains 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 and
  • Gathering, maintaining and providing information and understanding legal and ethical requirements. 
Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location!  

 

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Half price*

Half price courses under the Lower Fees, Local skills initiative are half price for everyone, plus there are fee caps. The fees cap means that regardless of how much your course fees are, under Lower fees, local skills you will not pay more than a set total amount.

The concession rate course fee cap of $400 (from the date the new fee applied) applies to:

  • All students aged 15-24 years
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding: 
    • a pensioner concession card;
    • a repatriation health benefits card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs; or
    • a Health Care Card
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution
  • Secondary school-aged persons, not enrolled at school.

The non-concession course fee cap is $1,200 (from the date the new fee applied). 

Please note: Only course tuition fees are half price for the Lower fees, local skills qualifications. You may be required to pay other fees for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

Online

This course is available online!

Please note: Some courses may require practical training and assessment for hands-on skills. Your training provider will let you know if that applies for your course, and explain how it will work. 

Entrance Requirements

Important information

Job opportunities

Study pathway

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II
Important information

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 Information Pack.

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.

Job opportunities

Graduates of this course may have a career as: an 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), youth, women, families, Indigenous youth worker, youth worker, or a youth housing support worker.

Study pathway

Further study opportunities

Central Regional TAFE has many further study opportunities available. Check out our Course Guide for all your future study options. 

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
International students please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au Opens in a new window 
Short Courses and Skill Sets

Enrol in a short course or skill set by completing the form below, calling our student services team on 1800 672 700 or visiting your local campus.

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Training at CRTAFE will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a combination of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. While the mode of delivery may vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken and the support available to them.

Available all year round, 2020

Geraldton Campus - Self Paced External

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 year/s
When Available all year round
Where Geraldton Campus
How
Apply now
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Kalgoorlie Campus - Self Paced Onsite

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 year/s
When Available all year round
Where Kalgoorlie Campus
How Continuous Enrolment
Flexible delivery
Register now
Ready to register for this course?  Check out our apply and enrol page, register now in our Application Portal or contact us on 1800 672 700.
Kalgoorlie Campus - Traineeship

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 year/s
When Available all year round
Where Kalgoorlie Campus
How Continuous Enrolment
Flexible delivery
Register now
Ready to register for this course?  Check out our apply and enrol page, register now in our Application Portal or contact us on 1800 672 700.
Northam Campus - Self Paced External

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 month/s
When Available all year round
Where Northam Campus
How Continuous Enrolment
Flexible delivery
Register now
Ready to register for this course?  Check out our apply and enrol page, register now in our Application Portal or contact us on 1800 672 700.
Northam Campus - Self Paced Onsite

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 month/s
When Available all year round
Where Northam Campus
How Continuous Enrolment
Flexible delivery
Register now
Ready to register for this course?  Check out our apply and enrol page, register now in our Application Portal or contact us on 1800 672 700.

Course enquiry

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.

Page last updated September 18, 2020