Course overview

The Certificate III in Community Services qualification 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.

Course duration and delivery

The 12-month program is delivered in shorter, more manageable terms of learning. 

After a program orientation session, you will engage in online group workshops and tutorials, online activities, and have access to on-demand support as required. 

Career opportunities

This course provides pathways to roles such as: 

  • Community Health Worker 
  • Family Support Worker 
  • Youth Worker 
  • Juvenile Justice Officer 
  • Weekend Recreational Activities Officer.

Program details

While there are no specific entry requirements, students are required to take the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.

It will help us understand how we can assist you in any areas where you may need help while studying with us. 

To be prepared for this course it is recommended that you have:

  • An enjoyment of working with people 
  • Empathy, patience, and the capacity to empower others 
  • The ability to work with people in difficult situations and circumstances.

Important information: This qualification contains content, concepts and scenarios that may be distressing. Please consider your personal resilience and any potential emotional triggers when participating in this qualification and in any future employment in this field. 

Computer with access to the Internet and with the ability to conduct video interviews. Minimum specifications for your computer are: 

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or later or Mac OS X or above 
  • Microsoft Office
  • Up-to-date internet browser
  • You may also need access to a printer and Adobe Acrobat reader to view and print PDFs (free download)
  • A mobile video recording device i.e., a mobile phone that can record short video. 

What you will study

CHC32015 – Certificate III in Community Services is a nationally recognised qualification. Students will need to complete 12 Units of Competency, including: 

  • 5 Core Units
  • 7 Elective Units
Unit CodeUnit TitleStatus
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client careCore Unit
HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environmentCore Unit
CHCCCS016Respond to client needsCore Unit
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community servicesCore Unit
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleCore Unit
CHCCOM001Provide first point of contactElective Unit
CHCCDE003Work within a community development frameworkElective Unit
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyElective Unit
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at riskElective Unit
CHCCCS019Recognise and respond to crisis situationsElective Unit
CHCCDE004Implement participation and engagement strategiesElective Unit
CHCADV001Facilitate the interests and rights of clientsElective Unit

Fees and funding

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

You may be eligible for government funding and subsidised training.

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