Course Start Date
37.1 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.
'To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
|Friday, 24th July 2020||From 1.00pm||Via Microsoft Teams Virtual Class|
This is a full time, mixed mode style course. You will need to attend approximately 18.2 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 21 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 18.9 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 13.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research and assignment preparation.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- may have previously completed a Certificate II qualification in Community Services or have been engaged in voluntary roles in a community setting or have lived experience as a consumer or carer in the Health and Community Services Sector or may be seeking to change their current career.
- have good communication skills
- are energetic and passionate about your community
- are you able to work independently
- are you professional and ethical
- If you are driven to help others, while being passionate about your own career progression and future job prospects
- have access to a computer with internet to complete any online component
At the information session you will be assisted to complete a 'getting to know you form'. This will enable staff to identify vocational pathways and identify any supports that may be required to set you up for success on your learning journey.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course including:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
- Accessibility and Disability Services
- Personal Counselling
- Vocational Counselling
- Learning Support
- International Student Support
- Multicultural Support
Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at TAFE NSW Student Services. Additionally every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location.
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)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- 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.
Classes are currently scheduled to run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 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:
- USB ( to back up class work)
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
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|HLTWHS006||Manage personal stressors in the work environment|
|CHCCCS016||Respond to client needs|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIS003||Support community participation and social inclusion|
|CHCGRP001||Support group activities|
|CHCCCS009||Facilitate responsible behaviour|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|
|CHCCOM001||Provide first point of contact|
|CHCDFV001||Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence|
|CHCAOD001||Work in an alcohol and other drugs context|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
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.
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