Certificate III inCommunity Services

CHC32015
Nationally_Recognised_Training2
This qualification reflects the role of entry level community services workers who support individuals through the provision of person-centred services.

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Certificate III in Community Services (CHC32015)

Destination Careers

Entry-level employment for community services workers.

Further Study

Certificate IV in Community Services and the Diploma of Community Services.

Entry Requirements

Obtain a satisfactory Police Clearance Certificate and Working with Children Check that must be supplied prior to enrolment. Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual’s existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

2 Years

Details
This qualification reflects the role of the entry level for the 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 of individual in community settings or support the implementation of specific community- based programs.
Course Delivery
Both Swan Hill and Mildura offer students the opportunity to can complete the Certificate III as a on the job traineeship. Duration is dependent on the student’s progression through the units. 12-18 month’s duration. Enrolment can occur at any stage of the year. Classroom based delivery is only offered at the Swan Hill campus.
Units, Fees & Study Options

Select Funding Option:

  • Mildura Campus (starting January)2 Years, Flexible/Online, Part Time
    • Government Subsidised
    • Concession
    • Skills Recognition Govt Subsidised
    • Skills Recognition Concession
    • Skills Recognition Self-funded
    • Self-Funded
  • Contact SuniTAFE for a Start Date2 Years,
    • Government Subsidised
    • Concession
    • Skills Recognition Govt Subsidised
    • Skills Recognition Concession
    • Skills Recognition Self-funded
    • Self-Funded
  • Mildura Campus (starting January)2 Years, Flexible/Online, Part Time
    • Government Subsidised
    • Concession
    • Skills Recognition Govt Subsidised
    • Skills Recognition Concession
    • Skills Recognition Self-funded
    • Self-Funded

 

Compulsory Units

Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services 30.00 $129.00 $40.00 $25.80 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $60.00   $12.00   $90.00   $159.00 $40.00
CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs 60.00 $258.00 $40.00 $51.60 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $120.00   $24.00   $180.00   $318.00 $40.00
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment 25.00 $107.50 $40.00 $21.50 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $50.00   $10.00   $75.00   $132.50 $40.00
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25.00 $107.50 $40.00 $21.50 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $50.00   $10.00   $75.00   $132.50 $40.00
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40.00 $172.00 $40.00 $34.40 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $80.00   $16.00   $120.00   $212.00 $40.00
Totals                                        

Electives

Requirement This Group of Electives
7 components
Code Unit Name Hours Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material
CHCCCS005 Conduct individual assessments 45.00 $193.50 $40.00 $38.70 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $90.00   $18.00   $135.00   $238.50 $40.00
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability 100.00 $430.00 $40.00 $86.00 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $200.00   $40.00   $300.00   $530.00 $40.00
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients 100.00 $430.00 $40.00 $86.00 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $200.00   $40.00   $300.00   $530.00 $40.00
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing 80.00 $344.00 $40.00 $68.80 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $160.00   $32.00   $240.00   $424.00 $40.00
CHCGRP001 Support group activities 20.00 $86.00 $40.00 $17.20 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $40.00   $8.00   $60.00   $106.00 $40.00
CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework 65.00 $279.50 $40.00 $55.90 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $130.00   $26.00   $195.00   $344.50 $40.00
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people 50.00 $215.00 $40.00 $43.00 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $100.00   $20.00   $150.00   $265.00 $40.00
CHCDIV002 Promote aboriginal and/or torres strait islander cultural safety 25.00 $107.50 $40.00 $21.50 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $50.00   $10.00   $75.00   $132.50 $40.00
CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour 40.00 $172.00 $40.00 $34.40 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $80.00   $16.00   $120.00   $212.00 $40.00
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support 30.00 $129.00 $40.00 $25.80 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $60.00   $12.00   $90.00   $159.00 $40.00
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18.00 $77.40 $25.00 $15.48 $25.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $36.00   $7.20   $54.00   $95.40 $25.00
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence 50.00 $215.00 $40.00 $43.00 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $100.00   $20.00   $150.00   $265.00 $40.00
CHCCDE004 Implement participation and engagement strategies 85.00 $365.50 $40.00 $73.10 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $170.00   $34.00   $255.00   $450.50 $40.00
CHCCDE001 Support participative planning processes 50.00 $215.00 $40.00 $43.00 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $100.00   $20.00   $150.00   $265.00 $40.00
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40.00 $172.00 $40.00 $34.40 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $80.00   $16.00   $120.00   $212.00 $40.00
CHCSOH001 Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness 85.00 $365.50 $40.00 $73.10 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $170.00   $34.00   $255.00   $450.50 $40.00
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support 55.00 $236.50 $40.00 $47.30 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $110.00   $22.00   $165.00   $291.50 $40.00
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations 45.00 $193.50 $40.00 $38.70 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $90.00   $18.00   $135.00   $238.50 $40.00
CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact 35.00 $150.50 $40.00 $30.10 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $70.00   $14.00   $105.00   $185.50 $40.00
CHCCCS028 Provide client-centred support to people in crisis 70.00 $301.00 $40.00 $60.20 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $140.00   $28.00   $210.00   $371.00 $40.00
CHCEDU009 Provide parenting, health and well-being education 75.00 $322.50 $40.00 $64.50 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $150.00   $30.00   $225.00   $397.50 $40.00
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context 80.00 $344.00 $40.00 $68.80 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $160.00   $32.00   $240.00   $424.00 $40.00
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues 80.00 $344.00 $40.00 $68.80 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $160.00   $32.00   $240.00   $424.00 $40.00
CHCVOL001 Be an effective volunteer 25.00 $107.50 $40.00 $21.50 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $50.00   $10.00   $75.00   $132.50 $40.00
CHCYTH003 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives 45.00 $193.50 $40.00 $38.70 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $90.00   $18.00   $135.00   $238.50 $40.00
Requirement This Group of Electives
7 components
Code Unit Name Hours Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs 80.00 $344.00 $40.00 $68.80 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $160.00   $32.00   $240.00   $424.00 $40.00
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships 80.00 $344.00 $40.00 $68.80 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $160.00   $32.00   $240.00   $424.00 $40.00
Requirement This Group of Electives
5 Core, 7-8 Electives
Code Unit Name Hours Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material
FSKOCM07 Interact effectively with others at work 10.00 $43.00 $10.00 $8.60 $10.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $20.00   $4.00   $30.00   $53.00 $10.00
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development 30.00 $129.00 $30.00 $25.80 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $60.00   $12.00   $90.00   $159.00 $30.00
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks 35.00 $150.50 $40.00 $30.10 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $70.00   $14.00   $105.00   $185.50 $40.00
BSBWOR202 Organise and complete daily work activities 20.00 $86.00 $25.00 $17.20 $25.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $40.00   $8.00   $60.00   $106.00 $25.00

This course includes the following methods of assessment: Observation and oral questioning, Practical task, Role play/Simulation, Written task.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees:

Average total fees to complete this course:

Government Subsidised $2,932
Concession $964
Skills Recognition Govt Subsidised $1,144
Skills Recognition Concession $228
Skills Recognition Self-funded $1,716
Self-funded $3,504

Concession for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses applies only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and canellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.

Financial Help for Students

Australian residents may be eligible to receive a variety of payments and subsidies to help them study.

Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY and ABSTUDY are support payments intended to cover a student’s general living expenses. Many Australians are eligible for one of these payments. Please contact the Department of Human Services for more details.

The Victorian Training Guarantee provides a subsidy for people undertaking an approved Victorian course that is at a higher level than any they have studied before (other conditions apply). This discount is included when we give you a quote. Please contact us to talk more about it.

Students who are single parents, caring for someone with special needs or are receiving a Disability Support Pension may be eligible for the Pensioner Education Supplement. Please contact the Department of Human Services for more details.

Trade Support Loans are low interest loans for people studying approved trades, agriculture and horticulture courses (including apprenticeships). Trade Support Loans can be spent on anything you need to learn your trade, including tools.

A VET Student Loan is a low interest loan scheme for approved Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Certificate IV courses. Under both schemes, eligible students can avoid paying their course fees up front. They only need to start paying them once they earn a substantial wage ($54,869 for the 2016-2017 financial year). A low rate of interest is charged. Please note that a VET Student Loan also includes a loan fee and can not be used to cover amenities, materials and some other fees and charges. Students should refer to the Institute’s VET Student Loans Student Entry Procedure for information on eligibility to access VET Student Loans.

Please contact us to talk more about these loan programs.

If a student has children, they may be eligible for Jobs, Education and Training Child Care fee assistance. This offers additional assistance to the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. Our Mildura Campus is home to TAFE Kids Inc, a centre offering child care and kindergarten services. It provides care to children of SuniTAFE students, staff and the general public. Please contact the Department of Human Services for more details.

Some software companies provide substantial discounts to SuniTAFE students. These include Microsoft and Adobe. Please talk to the SuniTAFE Bookshop for details.

The Support for Adult Australian Apprentices initiative can provide support payments to both apprentices aged 25 and over, and their employers. Please contact us for details.

Students may be eligible for Rent Assistance to help with accommodation costs. Our Mildura Campus includes Student Residences which can provide students with single and shared rooms in close proximity to all our campus facilities. Please contact us for details about our residences, and the Department of Human Services for information about Rent Assistance.

If you live near one of our campuses and plan to use a bus to attend classes, you may be eligible for a Victorian Public Transport Student Concession Card. This card gives people cheaper bus fares. Apprentices, people undertaking courses of less then ten weeks duration and part time students are not eligible. Please contact Public Transport Victoria for more details.

Students needing to leave home to attend one of our campuses may be eligible for the Fares Allowance. This can assist with up to three trips per year between the locality where you study and where you originally lived. If your trip involves Victorian buses or trains, having a Victorian Public Transport Student Concession Card will likely reduce the cost further. To learn more about the Fares Allowance, contact the Department of Human Services.

Financial Help for Business

You know your business. SuniTAFE knows training and the government incentives available to help businesses develop their staff. If you’d like to find out how we can help you improve your business through staff development, please contact us.

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Certificate III in Community Services

Certificate III in Community Services

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