Certificate III in Community Services

National ID: CHC32015
State ID: AWJ2
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Course is available at the following locations

Private
BCA National Training Group

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Public
Central Regional TAFE

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 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.

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 the 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.

Course description

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 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.

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 the 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.

Campus locations

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Private
Djaringo Pty Ltd

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Private
New Horizons Learning Centre (Perth)

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Public
North Metropolitan TAFE

There is an ongoing skill shortage in Community Services — employment prospects are high

This course is ideal for support workers, case workers and client contact officers; generally, positions with direct contact with clients, providingday-to-day support.

All of our Community Service qualifications have flexible training delivery modes and the option to study on the job. This means you get the most relevant skills and the opportunity to form industry contacts.

You'll also be mentored by attentive and caring lecturers who have extensive experience in the industry.

Gain these skills
  • Interpersonal skills to work in residential and community settings with clients
  • Identify their needs and plan and develop appropriate services
  • Insight into the community services sector including mental health, alcohol and other drug services and domestic violence services
  • Learn about the ethical and legal responsibilities of community workers
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Positive, can-do approach, and a friendly, caring attitude
  • Respectful, resilient and empathetic
  • Sound, sensible decision-making skills
  • A non-judgmental attitude and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to demonstrate good judgment and common sense in dynamic and challenging environments
  • Sound understanding of the importance of personal and professional boundaries
Delivery mode information
Online

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE.

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability.
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form

Course description

There is an ongoing skill shortage in Community Services — employment prospects are high

This course is ideal for support workers, case workers and client contact officers; generally, positions with direct contact with clients, providingday-to-day support.

All of our Community Service qualifications have flexible training delivery modes and the option to study on the job. This means you get the most relevant skills and the opportunity to form industry contacts.

You'll also be mentored by attentive and caring lecturers who have extensive experience in the industry.

Gain these skills
  • Interpersonal skills to work in residential and community settings with clients
  • Identify their needs and plan and develop appropriate services
  • Insight into the community services sector including mental health, alcohol and other drug services and domestic violence services
  • Learn about the ethical and legal responsibilities of community workers
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Positive, can-do approach, and a friendly, caring attitude
  • Respectful, resilient and empathetic
  • Sound, sensible decision-making skills
  • A non-judgmental attitude and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to demonstrate good judgment and common sense in dynamic and challenging environments
  • Sound understanding of the importance of personal and professional boundaries
Delivery mode information
Online

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE.

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability.
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
North Regional TAFE

This qualification will provide you with the 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. You will 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. As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised or simulated work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

Course description

This qualification will provide you with the 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. You will 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. As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised or simulated work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
South Metropolitan TAFE

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.

This Qualification is also available as a Traineeship. To study as a Trainee, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation. Please see the Apprenticeships/Traineeships section for more information.

Course description

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.

This Qualification is also available as a Traineeship. To study as a Trainee, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation. Please see the Apprenticeships/Traineeships section for more information.

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
South Regional TAFE

The Certificate III in Community Services reflects the role of entry level community services workers who support individuals through the provision of person-centred services. Work may include day-to-day support of individuals in community settings or support the implementation of specific community-based programs.

At this level, work takes place under the direction of others and supervision may be direct or indirect. Work may take place in a range of community services organisations.

This course is Competitive at selected campuses and further Entrance Requirements may apply.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

Course description

The Certificate III in Community Services reflects the role of entry level community services workers who support individuals through the provision of person-centred services. Work may include day-to-day support of individuals in community settings or support the implementation of specific community-based programs.

At this level, work takes place under the direction of others and supervision may be direct or indirect. Work may take place in a range of community services organisations.

This course is Competitive at selected campuses and further Entrance Requirements may apply.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

Campus locations

Course page link
Private
TIME Education and Training

Course description

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