Certificate III in Community Services

Duration Up to 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeCHC32015
TAFE SA CodeTP00824
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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.


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Course Admission Requirements

    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by CSPA score
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

    Important Information

    • 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 up to two days per week in Terms 2 and 3.
    • Campus locations for workshop days will include Noarlunga, Regency Park and Elizabeth.
    • 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 own expense. For more information please go to https://screening.dcsi.sa.gov.au/
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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)
    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.