QUALIFICATION

Certificate III in Community Services


National Code: CHC32015
TAFE SA Code: TP00824


Description

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.

• The Fee Free TAFE allocation for this course has been exhausted for
Semester 1 2024. Additional Fee Free TAFE places may be available in
future semesters, subject to changes in TAFE SA’s Fee Free TAFE course
list and changes to the Fee Free TAFE policy.

Duration
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6 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Counsellor and Community Worker

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
Code
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled







Course Admission Requirements

If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.
The Fee Free TAFE allocation for this course has been exhausted for Semester 1 2024. Additional Fee Free TAFE places may be available in future semesters, subject to changes in TAFE SA’s Fee Free TAFE course list and changes to the Fee Free TAFE policy.
Campus / Location
Code
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

  • You must be working in a relevant industry
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.
The Fee Free TAFE allocation for this course has been exhausted for Semester 1 2024. Additional Fee Free TAFE places may be available in future semesters, subject to changes in TAFE SA’s Fee Free TAFE course list and changes to the Fee Free TAFE policy.

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Entry Recommendations
This course is designed for students with no or limited knowledge or skills in community services. It provides a pathway into many other courses.

Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
This course is delivered through online study and two compulsory on-campus workshops a week. Workshops are usually from 9.30 to 4.00pm, and occasionally from 9.00 to 5.00pm. Workshop days differ between campuses. This course is available at Port Pirie in Term 1 and 3, at Murray Bridge in Term 3 and Victor Harbor in Term 1.

Industry Conditions and Skills
You are encouraged to consider your personal wellness and your capacity to interact with and be assessed on traumatic course content. You will need to have basic computer skills.

Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs
Working with Children check and a National Police check.

Mandatory Requirements
You will need to have a current Working with Children Check. Some industry partners may also require a current National Police Check, COVID-19 and flu vaccinations that you may need to meet or show evidence of.

Total Fees for the 6 month course
Subsidised
$1,302
Concession
$605
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).

This course is part of the Fee Free TAFE initiative. Fee Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and South Australian Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place before the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. The number of Fee Free TAFE places that are funded is limited by the terms of the skills agreement signed by the Australian and South Australian Governments. Should all available Fee Free TAFE places be taken, subsequent applicants will be offered a subsidised place.

Fee Free Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$2,860
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    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 (CHC32015)
    This course covers 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.

    93%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.



    * 2021 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Communicate and work in health or community services 30
    Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25
    Manage personal stressors in the work environment 25
    Respond to client needs 60
    Work with diverse people 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Facilitate responsible behaviour 40
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40
    Organise personal work priorities and development 30
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
    Provide first aid 18
    Use communication to build relationships 55
    Work legally and ethically 55
    Work with people with mental health issues 80
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