- A satisfactory police check will be required at the expense of the student prior to commencing a vocational work placement or gaining employment.
How to Apply
Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course.
For International Students please visit International Courses.
Community service graduates may find themselves working in community development roles with the aged, the disabled, those in need of refuge or advocacy, or in promoting social benefit to the community through recreation, education and employment programs. Employment opportunities for graduates exist in social housing, out-of-home care settings, youth services, juvenile residential facilities, alcohol and drug services, advocacy services, mental health (non-clinical) settings, and aged or disability respite services.
Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.
Qualifications & Skills Covered
Certificate III in Community Services Work
8 core units: Work within the administration protocols of the organisation; Work within a community development framework; Communicate appropriately with clients and colleagues; Provide first point of contact; Work effectively in the community sector; Participate in networks; Participate effectively in the work environment; Follow safety procedures for direct care work OR Contribute to OHS processes; plus 5 elective units.
Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency within this Qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's Skills for All initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for this funding please answer the following questions:
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's Skills for All initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession