Fully online course
Course Dates
Online | Quarterly Enrolments | Supported Self paced
Current Intake: 1st April 2024 (Enrolments accepted until the 22nd April 2024)
Next Intake: 1st July 2024 (Enrolments accepted until 22nd July 2024)
CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services

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:
Support Worker

Youth Worker

Aboriginal Community Development Worker

Juvenile Justice Worker

Aboriginal Support/Youth Worker

This course is a Nationally Accredited course and is considered an approved course for Centrelink student payment purposes. You may be eligible to receive student payments, for more information see https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/education and contact Services Australia directly.

2024 Training Calender:


6 Months - Full Time
12 Months - Part Time


Online (Supported self-paced)
Weekly Masterclasses & Lectures

Course Frequency

Quarterly Intakes.
See above training calendar for dates.

Course Fees

Subsidised - $600 (Qld only)
Subsidised concession - $400 (Qld only)
Full fee - $3,600 

Work Placement


Course Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Students must be at least 18 years of age
  • Complete the pre-entry Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) indicator assessment.
  • 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: 6 months (full time) 12 months (part time)

Placement: Non-mandatory work placement hours at request

Delivery mode: Supported 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 a 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)

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 $600 or $400 (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.


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 $46.15 = $600 (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 can pay for 2 units upfront, and then pay per unit as they progress.

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 Student Handbook, located in the Policies and Procedures section of our website.

Payment Plan

We can offer a payment plan depending on your funding circumstances.

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

Contact us

Upfront payment

Prior to the commencement of your course you may pay your fees as an upfront payment via EFT Transfer.

The maximum amount we can charge prior to the Start of Study is $1,500.

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


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

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations

CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically