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Certificate III in Community Services

National ID: CHC32015 | State ID: AWJ2

 

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The Certificate III in Community Services is ideal for support workers, case workers and client contact officers and generally, positions with direct contact with clients, identify presenting needs and refer to appropriate services and support. These support workers and case workers may provide day-to-day support in community settings and/or provide assistance with entitlements and benefits under the broad direction of others.

This course will train you with interpersonal skills to work in residential and community settings with clients, identify their needs and plan and develop appropriate services to meet those needs. You'll gain an insight into the community services sector including mental health, alcohol and other drug services and domestic violence services and learn about the ethical and legal responsibilities of community workers.

This course provides a pathway into Certificate IV in Community Services, Certificate IV in Mental Health or Certificate IV in Youth Work.

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. There is an ongoing skill shortage in this industry so employment prospects are high.

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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Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a home care worker or gain support or volunteer roles in welfare/community centres, outreach programs, womens or youth refuges and employment support services. Employment opportunities are enhanced through further study.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au

Further study opportunities:

CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services, CHC40512 Certificate IV in Mental Health, CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work, CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

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Course Overview

Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
Duration

1 semester (6 months) full time.

HowFull-Time
International Students
Online
Part-Time
Traineeship
Work-Based
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
Available Semester 2, 2018
Fees and charges

View our Indicative Fees list 

Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

 

International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.

Units

CORE UNITS
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Communicate and work in health or community servicesCHCCOM005AVC29
Follow safe work practices for direct client careHLTWHS002WG739
Manage personal stressors in the work environmentHLTWHS006AUZ56
Respond to client needsCHCCCS016AVC61
Work with diverse peopleCHCDIV001AVC09
Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Facilitate the interests and rights of clientsCHCADV001AVC96
Manage own work and learningCUECOR01CD1630
Meet community information needsCHCINM002AVB93
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyCHCDIV002AVC08
Provide first aidHLTAID003WG732
Work in an alcohol and other drugs contextCHCAOD001AVC85
Work with people with mental health issuesCHCMHS001AVB69
How to apply

Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

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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.

To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time, work based and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Please note International students please view all available courses at www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate I or Certificate II

To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time, work based and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Please note International students please view all available courses at www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate I or Certificate II

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