COVID-19 updates
Makeup.jpg, Hospitality_0.jpg, Music-7.jpg, , Dental.jpg
Home | Courses | Certificate III in Community Services

CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services

National ID: CHC32015 | State ID: AWJ2

lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

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

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



Community Services students experience India’s largest slum

Half price*

lfls-logo-100x40.pngThe following people will be entitled to a concession rate on the half price course fees under Lower fees, local skills

  • All students aged 15-24 years
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding: 
    • a pensioner concession card;
    • a repatriation health benefits card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs; or
    • a Health Care Card
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Persons and dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution
  • Secondary school-aged persons, not enrolled at school.

If you are not eligible, please see our Skill sets page.

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Fees

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. 

 GrowthCircle50x50-01-01-01-01.png

Further study

North Metropolitan TAFE offers you a range of further study opportunities, see below for a list of related courses.

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 such as on campus (part-time), skill sets, online, employer-based study and apprenticeships or traineeships visit our Apply and Enrol page.

International students

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

Fees

lfls-logo-100x40.pngThis qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees until 31 December 2021. The “annual fees cap” means that full-fee paying students will only pay a maximum of $1,200 (plus resource fee) and concession-fee paying students or those aged 15-24 years will only pay up to $400 (plus resource fee). Please see below an approximate estimate of what you will pay on enrolment.

Annual Full fee

Annual Concession fee

Tuition fee
Resource fee
Total
Tuition fee
Resource fee
Total
672.30 225.00 897.30 199.20 225.00 424.20
These fees are annual estimates only and are for students enrolling on a full-time basis.
- Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
- Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
- Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester. 
- Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
- For secondary school aged persons (in 2020, students born on or after 1 July 2002 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2020 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees. 
- Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
- The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
- VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government 
- Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses, or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.)
- Course information and fees are subject to change without notice

Delivery location, important dates and study options

During your course of study, NMTAFE may use a variety of learning practices to ensure you get the best outcome for your learning journey.
This may include online learning, face-to-face classroom, laboratory/workshop delivery, work placement or a combination of these, depending on which is most appropriate.

Continuous enrolment, 2020

Leederville - Employer based

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 year/s
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Leederville - Traineeship

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 year/s
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Semester 1, 2020

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - Online

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 months
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How Online
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Leederville - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Leederville
How On campus
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Leederville - Online

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 months
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Leederville
How Online
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Midland - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Midland
How On campus
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Midland - Online

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 months
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Midland
How Online
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Semester 2, 2020

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Leederville - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Leederville
How On campus
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Midland - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Midland
How On campus
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Midland - Online

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 months
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Midland
How Online
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

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 July 15, 2020