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Health & Community

Certificate III in Community Services

SKU:CHC32015

Get ready to unlock many career outcomes. Discover all the tools you need to achieve long-lasting success in the booming community service sector. Graduate industry-ready and fully equipped to make an immediate impact.
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  • Study to fit into your routine
  • Nationally recognised accreditation
  • Start studying as soon as you enrol
  • No exams, ever.
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Certificate III in Community Services

Intro to Certificate III in Community Services

Enjoy Diverse Career Opportunities

Get qualified with our nationally recognised CHC30215 Certificate III Community Services. This hands-on career is experiencing huge demand for workers, so you will graduate with many job opportunities. You will learn to support vulnerable and at-risk individuals and groups within the community and join a rewarding field in need of workers like you.

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Job Outcomes

  • Assistant Community Services Worker
  • Client Contact Officer
  • Migrant Worker
  • Neighbourhood Centre Worker
  • Residential Support Worker

Job Skills

  • Community services
  • Individualised support
  • Manage personal stressors
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Course breakdown

What you’ll learn in this course

This qualification includes a range of units designed to equip you with the capabilities to provide day-to-day care and support of individuals. You’ll make a lasting impact in the lives of vulnerable people and set yourself up for success in this booming industry.

Certificate III in Community Services

CHCCOM005
Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Communicate effectively with people
  • Collaborate with colleagues
  • Address constraints to communication
  • Report problems to supervisor
  • Complete workplace correspondence and documentation
  • Contribute to continuous improvement
CHCCDE003
Work within a community development framework
  • Operate within a community development framework
  • Distinguish between private and public issues arising in community development work
  • Work with groups to achieve community development outcomes
HLTWHS002
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Follow safe work practices for manual handling
  • Follow safe work practices for infection control
  • Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace
  • Reflect on own safe work practices
BSBINM301
Organise workplace information
  • Collect and assess information
  • Organise information
  • Review information needs
HLTWHS006
Manage personal stressors in the work environment
  • Develop strategies to manage personal stress
  • Implement stress management strategies
  • Evaluate stress reducing strategies
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Getting the right kind of support and help was a great motivation to always look forward to the ending. I would like to say a big thank you to my trainer, Rosan. He has been very helpful all along.
Very good and I have managed to spend two years working as a Support Worker in Brisbane and now a new job as a Residential Worker with Emerge Aotearoa in New Zealand. Always helpful and happy to answer questions.
Sharon
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  • 12 months
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  • 07:00 am - 08:00 am

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    Study session

  • 07:30 pm - 08:30 pm

    Break

  • 08:30 pm - 09:30 pm

    Study session

  • 09:30 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 24 hours per week to complete modules in 12 months

Your course may include work placement which will be completed in addition to weekly study blocks.

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How many hours of work placement do I need to do for Certificate III in Community Services

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This course contains a minimum of 160 hours of work placement. Work placement hours can be done part-time or as a block, depending on the host organisation's requirements and availability. You will not achieve any units of competency unless you have completed your work placement hours. To find out what the suitable workplaces are for this course, download the course guide.

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Yes, they are! Open Colleges offers nationally recognised Certificates and Diplomas under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This means that our Certificates and Diplomas meet specific national standards and have been developed in consultation with industry experts to provide the most workplace relevant training. Qualifications from Open Colleges also carry the same level of recognition as courses delivered on-campus in a classroom setting. So, when you study with OC, you can rest assured that you are receiving quality education.

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was $4,500.00
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Pay in 58 instalments over the length of your course.
$67.24 Weekly
Total course cost: $3,900.00
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was $4,500.00
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