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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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 on Monday 30th April 2018.
    • This qualification requires a combination of online study and compulsory weekly attendance on campus. In addition to this, students will be required to attend and complete industry experiences at Bower Place Complex Needs Clinic www.bowerplace.com.au - a practicing clinic; located in Gawler Place, ADELAIDE.
    • Campus locations for workshop day will include Noarlunga, Regency Park and Elizabeth.
    • All Regional applicants please apply via Regency Park Campus (SATAC Code 652372). Once per term an intensive 1 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 participation in this qualification, 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/
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    How to Apply

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    Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    Job role titles may include: Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Development Worker; Client Contact; Community Care Worker; Assistant Community Workers (focusing in community health primarily in an Indigenous community); Indigenous Youth Worker; Intake and Referral Worker (Aboriginal); Juvenile Justice Court Officer; Juvenile Justice Officer; Neighbourhood Centre Worker; Recreational Activities Officer (weekend); Residential Support Worker; Support Worker (community based with an orientation toward any or a number of the following: youth, women, families, domestic violence, child protection); Tenants working in a range of areas; Youth Case Worker (community health service setting – non-residential); Youth Housing Support Worker; Youth 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 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. 5 core units plus 7 electives.

    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.


    This course 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.