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CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services

National ID: CHC32015 | State ID: AWJ2

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

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This course is ideal for support workers, case workers and client contact officers; generally, positions with direct contact with clients, providing  day-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
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Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Further Study

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II
Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Aboriginal Intake and Referral Worker
  • Aboriginal Community Development Worker
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Neighbourhood Centre Worker
  • Youth Housing Support Worker
  • Welfare Support Worker

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

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How to apply
On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au 

Other study types

For all other study types eg part-time or online visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

International students

International students should contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Continuous enrolment

Leederville - Employer based

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 year/s
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
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Leederville - Traineeship

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 year/s
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Traineeship
Employer-based
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Semester 1

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 months
When Semester 1, 2019
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How Full-Time
On campus
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Midland - On Campus

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Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 months
When Semester 1, 2019
Where Midland
How Full-Time
On campus
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Midland - Online

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 months
When Semester 1, 2019
Where Midland
How Full-Time
Online
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Semester 2

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
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Leederville - On Campus

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Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Leederville
How On campus
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Midland - On Campus

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Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Midland
How On campus
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Midland - Online

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 months
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Midland
How Online
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Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Page last updated May 30, 2019