Training that will equip you to become a community services workers who supports individuals through providing person-centred services within community settings and supporting the implementation of specific community-based programs.
- This course will begin in Term 2, 2019 from the end of April.
- This qualification requires a combination of online study and compulsory weekly attendance on campus of one day per week in Term 2 and two days per week in Term 3, 2019.
- Campus locations for workshop day will include Noarlunga, Regency Park and Elizabeth.
- All Regional applicants please apply via Regency Park Campus (SATAC Code 652372). If enough regional students apply, once per term an intensive one week practical block will be offered at Adelaide Campus as an alternative study option for regional students ONLY. This will replace the weekly workshops.
- For continuing studies in this qualification and for work in the sector, students will be required to obtain a clearance from the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion at their expense. For more information please go to https://screening.dcsi.sa.gov.au/
This course will increase employment options within the community services industry. It will also provide pathways to further studies in community services, aged care, disability work, mental health, drug education, nursing, youth work and more. Case worker, prevention worker, home based care worker, community services worker, welfare worker, early intervention worker.
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
Skills covered include responding to client needs, communication, working with diverse people, workplace safety and managing personal stressors. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 5 core units and 7 elective units.
Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.
The TAFE SA qualification is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.
To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady 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