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CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services

National ID: CHC32015 State ID: AWJ2
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Grow your skills in the community services sector.

Gain the practical skills to design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and groups within a residential or community setting. This qualification has been developed to grow your knowledge in needs identification, service planning and development, and team leadership. 

You will learn about various elements of the community services sector including mental health, alcohol, drug and domestic violence services. This qualification is focused on developing your skills in effective communication, information development and distribution, process development, ethical behaviour and meeting the legal responsibilities of community services workers.

Throughout this course, you will gain skills in: 

  • Effective communication 
  • Gathering, maintaining and providing information 
  • Advocacy and community development processes 
  • Ethical behaviour 
  • Legal responsibilities of community workers
  • You are currently working in the community services or youth work industry, and wish to expand your skills 
  • You seek a career change in a growing industry 
  • You enjoy caring for others 
Half-price

This course is part of the Skills Ready initiative, allowing you to pay just half of the standard course fees for training from now until 2025! In addition, eligible students will have their course fees capped at just $400 per year. Please note that additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Skills Ready page for more information.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.

If you are over 18 years of age, you must hold a valid Working with Children Check and Police History Check, as required by the Western Australian Government.

You must complete two x two-week work placement blocks as part of this course. If you are not currently employed in a community services or youth work setting, your lecturer will assist you in finding a suitable placement for this period. During your work placement, you will observe, develop and put your theoretical skills into practice while shadowing a workplace supervisor. You will complete a workplace information book with a list of required tasks throughout your work placement.

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
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

This qualification prepares you for roles such as: 

  • Community care worker 
  • Welfare support worker 

Job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab)  or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab) .

On Campus

 

Tuition fee*

Resource fee

Total fee

General

$923.40

$133.50

$1,056.90

Concession

$273.60

$133.50

$407.10

Online

 

Tuition fee*

Resource fee

Total fee

General

$923.40

$133.50

$1,056.90

Concession

$273.60

$133.50

$407.10

Traineeship

 

Tuition fee*

Resource fee

Total fee

General

$923.40

$133.50

$1,056.90

Concession

$273.60

$133.50

$407.10

Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

Delivery locations and study options

Details
Duration 1 year
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Minurmarghali Mia Campus
Newman Campus
Pundulmurra Campus
Tom Price Campus
Wyndham Campus
Course fee $1,056.90
Details
Duration 1 year
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Minurmarghali Mia Campus
Newman Campus
Pundulmurra Campus
Tom Price Campus
Wyndham Campus
Course fee $1,056.90
Details
Duration 1 year
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Minurmarghali Mia Campus
Newman Campus
Pundulmurra Campus
Tom Price Campus
Wyndham Campus
Course fee $1,056.90

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