Certificate III in Community Services

Make a real difference in the lives of others. 

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Our entry level Certificate III in Community Services will equip you to make a real difference in the lives of others. This course will provide you with the core skills to manage personal stressors in the workplace, work with a diverse range of people and situations, and communicate effectively in community services organisations.

 

Then, once you finish your Certificate III in Community Services, you can gain employment in varied community support worker roles such as a Community Health Support Worker, a Youth Support Worker, a Neighbourhood  Centre Worker, a Juvenile Justice Officer, a Volunteer Coordinator and in many other varied roles. You can also use your Certificate as the foundation for further study at Diploma level or higher.

 

Whichever direction you decide to take, this Certificate will help you to turn your compassion for others into a rewarding career.

  • Community care worker
  • Welfare support worker
  • Youth worker
  • Residential support worker
  • Aboriginal intake and referral worker
  • Community care worker
  • Client contact
  • Aboriginal community development worker
  • Weekend recreational activities officer
  • Welfare support worker
  • Support worker (community services)
  • Recreational activities officer
  • Neighbourhood centre worker
  • Youth worker
  • Juvenile justice officer
  • Youth housing support worker
  • Assistant community worker
  • Youth case worker
  • Youth support worker
  • Aboriginal youth worker
  • Accommodation support worker

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

RESPOND TO CLIENT NEEDS
CHCCCS016
COMMUNICATE AND WORK IN HEALTH OR COMMUNITY SERVICES
CHCCOM005
WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE
CHCDIV001
FOLLOW SAFE WORK PRACTICES FOR DIRECT CLIENT CARE
HLTWHS002
MANAGE PERSONAL STRESSORS IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT
HLTWHS006
ORGANISE WORKPLACE INFORMATION
BSBINM301
ORGANISE PERSONAL WORK PRIORITIES AND DEVELOPMENT
BSBWOR301
FACILITATE THE INTERESTS AND RIGHTS OF CLIENTS
CHCADV001
PROVIDE FIRST POINT OF CONTACT
CHCCOM001
SUPPORT GROUP ACTIVITIES
CHCGRP001
WORK WITH PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
CHCMHS001
DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN NETWORKS AND COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS
CHCPRP001
Students attend campus 2 days a week from 9.30am - 4.30pm.

Entry requirements (year 12)

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: LKT

National course code: CHC32015

Fees are subject to change annually.

Tuition and material fees (if applicable) will be charged at enrolment.

For further information regarding tuition and material fees, please view 2021 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) .  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Fee assistance: VET Student Loans may be available for eligible Diploma and Advanced Diploma enrolments.

For further information on paying your fees please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2021 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2021.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

Students may continue their studies in the Certificate IV Community Services or the Diploma Community Services. Note: Completion of one program does not guarantee selection into a subsequent program.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

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Federation TAFE