CHC32015 - Certificate III in Community Services

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification reflects the role of entry level community services workers who support individuals through the provision of person-centred services. Work may include day-to-day support of individuals in community settings or support the implementation of specific community-based programs. 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.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $3060 (2018)
$3096 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $888 (2018)
$900 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $564 (2018)
$576 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $258 (2019)
Subsidised full fee per unit $75 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $48 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
Skill Area
  • Community Services
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, however, it is highly recommended that students have completed Year 10 or equivalent.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

This level is appropriate for support workers, case workers and client contact officers and generally, these positions have direct contact with clients, identify presenting needs and refer to appropriate services and support.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 5 core units
  2. Complete 7 elective units
Standard Course Structure

12 months full-time

  • Online
Core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care More Information
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services More Information
CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs More Information
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment More Information
Elective
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically More Information
CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact More Information
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk More Information
CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people More Information
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations More Information
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues More Information
CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework More Information

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
1 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
1 CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
2 CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
2 CHCCCS016 - Respond to client needs
2 CHCCOM001 - Provide first point of contact
3 HLTWHS006 - Manage personal stressors in the work environment
3 CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
4 CHCYTH001 - Engage respectfully with young people
4 CHCCCS019 - Recognise and respond to crisis situations
5 CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
5 CHCCDE003 - Work within a community development framework


Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Online
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

Online

There are four course intakes, available in February, April, June and August.
12 months full-time
This course is delivered online and students must have approximately 36 hours per week available for study. Students will be supported through the VET Moodle platform, Zoom sessions, phone and email.

It is also expected that student’s will avail themselves of opportunities to engage with both teaching staff and other students through on-line discussions, forums and/or presentations.
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

Resource and Computing Requirements

It is a requirement of enrolment in this course that you have access to the CQUniversity website. You will be required to undertake various components of study in the course using email and the internet.


It is strongly recommended that you have access to a broadband connection or higher to access online resources that would include but are not limited to, email, internet, video conferencing (mic and camera), electronic assessment submission. 


All submissions of assessment must be uploaded electronically to the VET Moodle platform. 


There are a total of 12 units of competency in CHC32015 – Certificate III in Community Services (5 core units and 7 elective units). You must successfully complete - that is achieve a Competency Achieved (CA) result in all 12 units of the course in order to achieve the full CHC32015 – Certificate III in Community Services.


All units of competency will be delivered on-line through the Moodle VET application provided by CQUniversity Australia once you have enrolled. It is also expected that student’s will avail themselves of opportunities to engage with both teaching staff and other students through on-line discussions, forums and/or presentations.