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Certificate III in Community Services

  • National Course Code: CHC32015
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC32015-01V02-21YNG-005

Location – Young

Study Type

FT Connected

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

14 Hours per week

Duration

27 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

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.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

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

Career opportunities:

  • 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

INDUSTRY DEMAND

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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this course. You can enrol today.

Traineeship

TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate III in Community Services as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol in this course as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the community services industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Be able to provide a letter from your employer confirming your employment
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful.

Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of your valid and current:

  • Criminal History Check

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Have good interpersonal skills and relate easily with people
  • Enjoy working with people

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To complete this course and the required volunteer hours (minimum of 20 hours) you will need to provide a Current Working with Children Clearance and a National Police Check. You will be required to obtain these documents and submit to your teacher by Wednesday 10 March 2021.
  • Access to a device such as a computer, laptop or a tablet will assist your learning, but devices are available at TAFE NSW Campus libraries and local libraries.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer work. Due to potential impacts of COVID 19, there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these volunteer hours in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

To register for an information session, head to tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Monday 18 January 2021 | 11.00am to 12.00pm |Microsft Teams Link https://tinyurl.com/y4w7kzvo

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full-time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 12 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 27 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 2 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 20 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours which may include self directed research and private study, assignment preparation, volunteer hours, teacher/student consultation and tutorial support.

Class sessions are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9.30am to 1.30pm via connected learning. You will be required to complete independent study, assessments and volunteer hours on Mondays and/or Tuesdays. You will also be required to attend additional workshops on Monday 29 March 2021 or Tuesday 30 March 2021, Tuesday 15 June 2021 or Wednesday 16 June 2021, Monday 13 September 2021 or Tuesday 14 September 2021. Dates will be confirmed by your teacher. Your teacher will provide you with more information prior to your first day including an email the week starting 8 February 2021 which will include a link to your first connected class.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

If you are considering a career in the Community Services Industry, this course is a great starting point. This is an entry level qualification, delivered as a pathway to further Community Services qualifications. It will provide an overview of the Community Services Industry and you will begin to learn skills required for work in this sector. The course is suitable for people returning to study or for school leavers. You will have access to support to meet your learning needs. If enrolment numbers are low or pending COVID restrictions, this course may be delivered as a Connected Classroom (also known as Virtual Classroom). This is just like a regular classroom experience, but we use technology to bring everyone together through a group video call. You will be able to see and talk to your teacher and other students. Your teacher can be in one TAFE location, and you can join the class from another TAFE location using video conferencing equipment, or on a mobile device or computer from your home or work.

Your teachers will also attend the campus to run face to face workshops during the course duration.

This qualification contains content which may have challenging and confronting material, for example: poverty, bereavement, aggression, abuse and neglect, substance abuse, mental illness. You need to be prepared for this. Firstly, consider if this is the right time for you to be studying or working in this area. Secondly, consider how you will seek support if you find these topics difficult. If you are concerned about this, you can contact our Counselling and Career Development Services to help you make the right course choice by using the link https://www.tafensw.edu.au/counselling-career-development-services.

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)
  • 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.

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm via connected learning. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

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?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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RECOGNITION

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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
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
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact
CHCVOL001 Be an effective volunteer
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCGRP001 Support group activities

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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.

Course Location

Young
Caple Street, Young
Phone 131 601

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