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Certificate III in Community Services

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Kickstart your career in Community Services. Studying the Certificate III in Community Services, you'll learn practical skills to support and promote the social, psychological, welfare, and protection needs of the community.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
1 year part-time
Course Code
CHC32015
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$3,286 total

About this course

Kickstart your career in Community Services. Studying the Certificate III in Community Services, you'll learn practical skills to support and promote the social, psychological, welfare, and protection needs of the community.

You'll gain skills in communication, learn how to promote the needs, interests and rights of your clients, and develop an understanding of the specific needs and support requirements of clients from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities, as well as those with mental health issues.

This course can be completed on-campus or as part of the VETDSS program.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme as well as the JobTrainer initiative, for eligible students.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

On-campus
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course.
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.

VETDSS Students
The selection process will involve the student's school VET coordinator who will approve the student engaging in this VETDSS program. VETDSS students will have their Language, Literacy & Numeracy suitability confirmed by their VETDSS coordinator. Students will have completed the Certificate II in Community Services prior to commencement.

Study locations

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Career pathways

This qualification prepares you for a variety of entry-level roles in the Community Services sector, such as:

  • Assistant community services workers
  • Housekeeping assistant
  • Care service employee
  • Laundry assistant
  • Contact officers
  • Night/community patrol workers
  • Customer service staff
  • Personal care assistant
  • Domestic assistant
  • Provision of emergency relief
  • Gardener/grounds person
  • Reception/front desk staff
  • Home helper
  • Support worker

Working in this industry, you'll be the first point of contact to assist individuals to meet their immediate needs. Your role could involve client transport, organising events, administration, reporting, and many more activities.

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.