CHC32015 - Certificate III in Community Services (Cert III)


Course Code:CHC32015
Course Type:Certificate III
Accreditation Type:Nationally recognised training
Delivery Mode:Face to face, online, flexible delivery
Delivery Location(s):Contact REDI.E for location details
Course Duration:Up to 2 years
Workload *:Full-time or Part-time
Entry Requirements:Contact REDI.E for more information
Licencing Requirements:None
Equipment Required:Access to a computer with reliable internet connection
Work Placement:Requirements are dependent on electives chosen
Fee Options:Contact REDI.E for more information

If you’ve ever pictured yourself working with others providing support to individuals and groups, then a career in community services work is for you.

This extensive course covers a wide range of activities. It will help you to develop the practical skills required in order to support people in a day-to-day setting or as part of a community-based setting.
After successfully completing this course, imagine the possibilities. There are so many workplace settings that await you depending on the electives you study.  You could support people as part of community development or you could respond to individual needs. 

You could support all people but specifically you could assist the young and the old, parents, indigenous people, migrants, people with mental illness or those with drug and alcohol issues. You can also work with people in crisis situations, domestic violence, those experiencing financial stress and support people through grief and loss.

You will be required to study 12 units of competency to complete this qualification.  There are 5 core units and 7 elective units.  

Core Units of Competency

Unit code Unit title
CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment

Electives Units of Competency

Seven (7) units from the areas of learning in providing support to individuals in community settings or as part of specific community-based programs.  This includes working with diverse people (children, youth, the elderly, migrants, indigenous, disabled) in the areas of drug & alcohol, loss & grief, crisis situations, independence & well-being, parenting, domestic & family violence, financial education, sexual & reproductive health, mental illness, homelessness.  There is also an opportunity to choose electives the focus on first aid, frameworks, assessment, planning, policies and workplace management.

* Workload

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