Course Start Date
34.7 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The nationally recognised Certificate III in Community Services prepares you to start your career as a community services worker. You will build a strong foundation of skills and learn about the industry, while exploring different sectors to find the right community services career for you.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theory and practical course work you will learn to:
- Provide individualised support
- Work with a diverse range of people
- Respond to client needs
- Form caring and supportive relationships with people accessing services
- Manage conflict and respond to concerning behaviours
DEVELOP YOUR TALENTS
Develop the personal attributes to help you get ahead:
- Communicating with clients
- Collaboration skills to be a team player
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Success in this course equips you with:
- A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate III level
- A strong pathway to enter the Diploma course
- Community services support worker
- Community services worker
GROW YOUR CAREER
You can choose to enrol in either a Certificate IV or a Diploma after graduating from this course:
- Certificate IV in Community Services
- Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Certificate IV in Mental Health
- Certificate IV in Ageing Support
- Certificate IV in Disability
- Diploma of Community Services
- Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Diploma of Mental Health
The community services and health industries are the largest and fastest growing in Australia. Job prospects in major cities and rural and regional areas are excellent. The industry is projected to grow at an average rate of 8.4% per year to 2024 making now a great time to gain your qualification and join the ranks in community services.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a full-time, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 12.8 hours of class, over 2-3 days a week, for 26 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 21.9 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 8.9 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including additional Readings content knowledge outside of class not supervised by teacher.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?*
This course offering is designed for people who:
- Live or reside in the local Grafton and Wider Clarence Valley Region. Certificate III Community Services is an entry qualification to gain employment outcomes as a support welfare worker under supervision in a range of community and disability services.
- Are new entrants with no prior knowledge or learning in the Community Services and Health Industry.
- Have a range of relevant life and work experiences; however, no pre-existing knowledge or skills are required for entry to the course.
- May want enrol as part of a plan to change their current career.
- Are looking for a pathway to employment for community members who may have been retrenched and require to be re-trained in one of the key service industry areas where job growth and employment is increasing.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.00am to 3.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
- Purchase of the training package/bandage kit for $25 at TAFE for the First Aid unit HLTAID003.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Enquire now for Semester 2 2020 and be notified when enrolments open.
TAFE NSW is open for business so to find out more information on this course including when it will start and how it will be delivered (face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, self-paced, online or a mixture), submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page. You can also call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.
* Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.
|CHCCCS016||Respond to client needs|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|HLTWHS006||Manage personal stressors in the work environment|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|
|CHCAOD001||Work in an alcohol and other drugs context|
|CHCCCS009||Facilitate responsible behaviour|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
7 Clarence Street, Grafton
Phone 131 601
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