Course Code: CHC32015Certificate III in Community Services
Start a rewarding career in community services with our nationally recognised qualifications – CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services. A career in Community Services is a very rewarding one, allowing you to enrich the lives of others and use your compassion and skills to help them build a better life for themselves. Community Services is one of the fastest growing sectors in Australia. This qualification reflects the role of an entry-level community services worker who supports individuals through the provision of person-centred services. At this level, work takes place under the direction of others and supervision may be direct or indirect. Work may take place in a range of community services organisations.
Certificate III in Community Services – Courses FAQ
Q. How long is the Certificate III in Community Services course?
A. This qualification has a maximum duration of 12 months, with the ability to complete in less than the allocated time.
Q. What is a “Certificate III in Community Services”?
A. Community services is one of the fastest growing industries. A Certificate III in Community Services is an entry-level qualification in the broad-ranging community services sector. This qualification will also teach you how to assist people in need, use communication to build relationships and facilitate their rights.
Q. Is this course delivered online?
A. Yes, the CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services course is offered online.
Q. Is there any benefits of studying “Certificate III in Community Services” with Kirana Colleges?
A. Receive training and mentorship from industry leaders with years of experience in teaching community services. Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of online learning. On successful completion of your qualification we will also assist you with obtaining work placement at different areas of community services. We have an excellent student support team ready to help you 24/7.
Q. Are there any pre-requisites for this course? Am I eligible to study Certificate III in Community Services?
A. There are no entry requirements to undertake a Certificate III in Community Services. A minimum of School Certificate or equivalent is preferred.
Q. Is there RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)?
A. Yes, we realise that some of you have had previous relevant industry experience and learning. If you have previous experience in community services or relevant industry, we are happy to discuss Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Q. How can I enroll for a Certificate III in Community Services online course?
A. To enroll for an online course in Certificate III in Community Services, you can submit Student Enquiry Form. Our team will contact you with all the relevant information and guide you through enrolment.
Q. What jobs can you get with a Certificate III in Community Services?
A. On completion of this nationally recognised qualification you can find job opportunities as:
- Aged Care Activity Worker
- Care Service Team Leader
- Care Supervisor (Aged Care)
- Coordinator of Volunteers (Services to Older People)
- Disability Officer – Day Support
- Disability Support Worker
- Leisure and Therapy Assistant
Q. Is “community services” a good career?
A. If you are looking for a career that provides personal and professional development, then a career in community services is for you. It is a rewarding career where you help people in need and there are a lot of growth opportunities. In fact, the number of job opportunities in community services is expected to increase by more than 25000 in the next 5 years. [Source : Job Outlook – Employment Outlook for Welfare Support Workers]
Q. What are the duties and responsibilities of an community services worker?
A. Community services worker advocate for the rights of people. They may work in a broad range of areas like aged care, volunteering, youth assistance etc. Some of the duties and responsibilities include:
- Assessing community or individual needs and planning support programs
- Monitoring the progress of support programs
- Liasing with community groups, welfare agencies, government bodies on community issues
- Promoting awareness on community resources
Q. How much does a certificate III qualified community services worker earn?
A. Community Services workers can earn between $60K and $70K on an average, in Australia. [Source: Seek website]
There are many online courses available for individuals who aspire to work in community services and give back to the community. The courses range from Certificate to Masters level. You can start with an online Certificate III in Community Services. You can submit a Student Enquiry Form and our team will contact you with all the relevant information and guide you through enrolment.
RTO'sThis course is delivered by one of the following Kirana Colleges Registered Training Organisations; Maxis Solutions Pty Ltd. RTO No. 91428.
There are no course requirements for this qualification. It is preferred that the students have obtained a minimum of a School Certificate or equivalent.
This qualification reflects the role of an entry level community services worker who supports individuals through the provision of person-centred services. At this level, work takes place under the direction of others and supervision may be direct or indirect. Work may take place in a range of community services organisations.
The CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services is intended for individuals who want to work in the community services sector, as well as for those who have some experience in the sector that want to complete vocational education to enhance their professional knowledge, skills and practice to expand career opportunities.
Students completing the CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services may undertake further study into:
- CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services
- CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
There are no eligibility requirements. It is recommended that students have obtained a minimum of a School Certificate or equivalent. Call us today for more information.
After completing this course you can pursue a career as a:
- Community Care Worker
- Neighbourhood Centre Worker
- Residential Support Worker
- Indigenous or Multicultural Support Worker
- Aged Care Support Worker
- Disability Support Worker
- Child or Youth Residential Care Assistant
Recommended course structure
The packaging rules state that a total number of 12 units must be completed to obtain CHC32015 Certificate III In Community Services. This includes: 5 core units and 7 elective units.
|Unit Code||Unit Description|
|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|
|Unit Code||Unit Description|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships|
|CHCCOM001||Provide first point of contact|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and-or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCCCS009||Facilitate responsible behaviour|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|