CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services

Gain the skills needed for a rewarding community services career via the CHC32015 Certificate III Community Services.

This course will teach you the basic requirements you’ll need in order to work in a variety of roles within the community services sector. You’ll learn how to work with a diverse range of people, how to assess a client’s needs and how best to respond to these needs, whilst also learning to develop and maintain a network of contacts and partnerships with service providers.

Start a rewarding career within Community Services by completing the CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services.  

This course is perfect for the entry-level worker who wants to learn how to support individuals through the provision of services in aged, youth and disability sectors in a community setting. You will gain the knowledge and confidence required to work with people from diverse backgrounds and a range of needs.

This interactive and supportive course includes extensive trainer support from industry experts to help you achieve your goals. You can attend live virtual classes and chat sessions to enhance your learning via interaction with industry expert trainers and presenters, as well as interacting with your fellow students.

You will learn the strategies and skills needed to support clients in the community.

You will also learn to:

  • Work with diverse people
  • Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • Assess the co-existing needs of the client
  • Respond to client needs
  • Communicate and work in the health and community services sector
  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • Adhere to workplace health and safety
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disabilities
  • Work with people with mental health issues
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Career Opportunities:

Community Services is one of the fastest-growing sectors in Australia with an estimated 50,000+ new jobs to be created within the industry by 2020 (Source: joboutlook.gov.au).

Some of our articles discussing job opportunities in the sector include “Support and Lead Colleagues in Case Management Practice“, “Want to Start a Career in Community Services?” and “Working in the Community Services sector- the diversity of roles“.

  • Community Support Worker
  • Children’s Service Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Neighbourhood centre Worker
  • Community Services Worker
  • Individual Community Support Worker

Qualification Pathways

After completing this qualification you may like to continue on to complete a CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services or CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services with Australis. Our Diploma also provides credit towards University via formal agreements with Western Sydney University, Griffith University and the University of Southern Queensland.

A number of units in this qualification are also contained in our other Community Services and Counselling courses. Our team are happy to discuss credits which apply across courses, reducing the time and cost to you of attaining further qualifications.

How do I Enrol?

Our enrolment process is easy! You can enrol any time and start studying shortly after enrolment.

  • Phone 1300 887 991 and our Course Consultants will answer your questions and help complete your enrolment or subscription, or
  • For full course enrolments, fill out the online Application Form, or
  • For subscription, Subscribe now to gain immediate access, or
  • For Corporate (10+ enrolments), contact our Enterprise team on 0411 597 927 or enter your details here.

You may be required to provide completed documentation and Identification to complete your enrolment or complete a Core Skills assessment to help ensure the course is suitable for you.

Entry Requirements

There are no general entry requirements to enrol in this course.

To work in Community Services you will typically require a police check, and possibly a Working with Children or Blue Card. While not required to enrol in the course, these may be required for placement (depending on where you locate your placement) and eventual employment so we recommend you confirm your status prior to enrolment if you have any concerns.

Course Accreditation

This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).

Professional Development

This course can be undertaken by subscribing to the Australis Community Services Subscription Program for Professional Development purposes in which case you simply learn the course materials, however, do not complete the assessments.

Delivery & Support

This course’s delivery method is via Blended Delivery.

The program is delivered primarily online, which includes live online sessions. These “virtual” classrooms and chat sessions provide direct regular access to industry experts and other learners. Attendance at live sessions is usually optional but strongly recommended.

Practical Placement

To be assessed as competent in this qualification you must complete 40 hours of supervised work placement in the community services industry. It is your responsibility to source your placement, however, the College will provide support where possible.

Depending on where you undertake your placement you may need to undergo a police check and hold a Working with Children or Blue Card.

Course Duration

Your initial enrolment provides access to the course for 12 months.

Your actual completion time will vary depending on how much time you commit to your study and what knowledge you already have. If you require longer than 12 months you can apply to re-enrol in the subjects you did not complete via our unique monthly Rolling Re-enrolment option (additional fees apply).

There is no set duration for students who access the course via Subscription/Per Subject.

Tuition Fees & Payment Options

The course fee depends on which option you choose from below:

Option 1: Subscription/Per Subject

Pay a low monthly fee to access ALL our Community courses. This fee, which you can cancel anytime, is either:

  • $16+gst per month for ‘Content Only’ or
  • $46+gst per month for ‘Content + Support‘.

You then simply pay a per subject assessment fee when you submit assessments. Your total course cost is, therefore, the subscription cost (for however long you subscribe) plus the assessment cost (for whichever subjects you actually submit). Subject assessment fees are listed here.

Click here to SUBSCRIBE now or for more information either click here or call our Course Consultants on 1300 887 991.

Option 2: Queensland State Subsidy 

The Queensland Government will, for eligible Queensland residents, subsidise your course fee via the Certificate 3 Guarantee. This will reduce your enrolment cost down to only:

  • $24 ($2 per subject) for concession card holders, via an upfront payment.
  • $12 ($1 per subject) for non-concession, via an upfront payment.

For more details on the QLD Certificate 3 Guarantee, including eligibility requirements, click here or call our Course Consultants on 1300 887 991.

Option 3: Payment Plans

$2,880 via an interest-free payment plan of $240 per month for 12 months. Click here for more about Payment Plans.

For Corporate (10+ enrolments) programs and pricing please contact our Enterprise team on 0411 597 927 or enter your details here.