Face to Face Course
Online Course
Course Dates
Face-to-face: Next intake 14 May, 2020
Self-paced, online: Monthly intakes, apply anytime
CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services

Are you a compassionate person wanting to inspire others and enjoy a rewarding career? Gaining a Certificate III in Community Services qualification will set you on your way to achieving your goals.

This course can kick start your career and make you more employable by teaching you how to help people in a range of care areas including support, education and welfare.

The Community Services sector is growing and offers a wide variety of roles in an area that delivers both job satisfaction as well as career security and progression.

Career opportunities include:
Community care worker
Residential support worker
Indigenous youth/ support worker
Youth support worker
Aboriginal Youth Worker
Accommodation Support Worker

Duration

6 months

Delivery

Online, self-paced
or
Face-to-face

Course Frequency

Face-to-face - 9am to 3pm Thursday & Friday

Course Fees

Subsidised - $640 (Qld only)
Subsidised Concession - $440 (Qld only)
Full Fee - $3,600 

Work Placement

40 hours (non-mandatory)

Course Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Students must be at least 18 years of age
  • Complete the pre-entry Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) indicator assessment  - or provide a copy of a prior qualification at Certificate level 3 or above
  • Students must produce a current National Police Check with ‘discloseable’ outcomes presented to selectability Training, prior to placement. Students may apply for a Blue and Yellow Card Exemption at the time of enrolment.

Training commitments

Course Duration: 12 weeks (approx.)

Face-to-face training times: 9am - 3pm Thursday and Friday

Placement: 40 hours of work placement (non-mandatory)

Delivery mode: Face-to-face or Online, self-paced

Access to learning

selectability Training provides all learning resources via its modern and easy-to-use Learning Management System. 

To complete this course, we suggest that each potential student has basic computer skills such as sending an email, using a printer and scanner, using Microsoft Office programs, and internet skills to undertake online research.

Online study requirements

In order to successfully complete an online self-paced course it is recommended you have access to the following:

  • Stable internet connection with a minimum download speed of 3mbps. 
  • An email account – can be created through Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail,
  • Microsoft Office (2010 version or later) – must include Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Current version of a web browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox,
  • Latest version of Adobe Reader,
  • Desktop computer, laptop or tablet.
  • Printer and scanner (optional)

Face-to-face:

Face-to-face students will have access to selectability Training laptops and internet connection during class times. Special requests for printing can be made through staff. 

Subsidies & payment options

Queensland Government subsidy

You will no longer be eligible for a government subsidised training place under the Certificate 3 Guarantee once you complete a certificate III level vocational qualification.

Certificate 3 Guarantee funding

The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career.

It also supports school students to access training and Queensland's Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing free training in high priority qualifications.

For this course the subsidy could bring your cost of study down from $3,600 to $640 or $440 (concession).

Certificate 3 Guarantee eligibility requirements:

  • must be a Queensland resident;
  • aged 15 years or over who is no longer at school (with the exception of VET in Schools students) and is an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency;
  • must not have a certificate III level or higher qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundations skills training;
  • must not be enrolled in a certificate III level or higher qualification.

Ask your accountant if you are eligible to claim your self-education costs as a tax deduction.

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User Choice Funding

Apprenticeships and traineeships combine training with working in a real job, with a real boss, for a real wage.

Apprentices and trainees work towards the completion of a nationally recognised qualification while learning valuable skills at work and under the guidance of a training organisation.

Talk to our team about your eligibility.

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How and when fees are charged

Subsidised training

The student co-contribution fee is charged upfront prior to enrolment, or by agreement we can offer a payment plan through our payment partner Debit Success. The co-contribution fee is divided by the number of units in the chosen course. Example:

13 units x $33.84 = $440 (the co-contribution fee)

All units in a course or program are commenced at the 'Start of Study' which is the commencement of the course. 

Fee for service training

Fee for Service is applicable to students who aren't funded by the Queensland Government, and the full cost of the course is payable by the student. Students may enter into an agreement with our payment partner Debit Success and elect to have their nominated bank account charged through direct debit.

Payments by direct debit are progressively charged over the duration of the course, ordinarily spread over 13 fortnightly payments. Student's may make additional upfront payments, which will be deducted from their course fees, if they so choose.

The maximum amount we can charge prior to the Start of Study is $1,500. The full details and fees and charges for the service are provided on the Debit Success form available through our admin team.

Payment Plan

We can offer a payment plan through our payment partner Debit Success.

Talk to our friendly team to select the right payment plan for your situation.

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Upfront payment

Prior to the commencement of your course you may pay your fees as an upfront payment at the selectability Training office or over the phone.

EFTPOS, all major credit cards and cheques are accepted.

Career Pathways

Graduate job opportunities

This course is an entry level qualification to kick start your career in the Community Services sector. You will gain the skills and knowledge to improve your employment opportunities and fast-track your career.

Completing a Certificate III in Community Services can potentially lead to a variety of employment opportunities.

These can include:

  • Community care worker
  • Residential support worker
  • Indigenous youth/ support worker
  • Youth support worker
  • Support roles in the community services and health industry
  • Aboriginal Community Development Worker
  • Support Worker (Community Services)
  • Recreational Activities Officer
  • Youth Worker
  • Youth Case Worker
  • Aboriginal Youth Worker
  • Accommodation Support Worker

Units of Competency

Core

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

CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations

CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems