• Course Code
  • CHC32015
  • Course Type
  • Accredited Course; Free TAFE
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Duration
  • 6 months
  • Starting Date
  • February 2020
  • Location
  • Warragul
  • Traralgon
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Course Overview

Are you interested in a challenging, rewarding career that will change lives? Get started with a Certificate III in Community Services. You’ll support those who truly need it by offering person-centred services to individuals in community settings. Put words into action with specific community-based programs that can improve the lives of others.

If you’re not quite ready to study higher level qualifications or you just need a bit of extra support while you make your way into the industry, this entry-level certificate may be right for you. At this level, you’ll be under supervision, receiving direction from experienced and caring professionals.

You’ll explore a huge range of community services organisations to see where you fit, where your passions lie, and where you could be most helpful. Take a step in the right direction and gain the necessary skills to support your community.


2 day per week from 9am-3pm.
Traralgon-Monday and Thursday
Warragul-Tuesday and Friday

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Community Services.

Career Opportunities

At this level, work takes place under direct, regular supervision within clearly defined guidelines.

Opportunities for Further Study

TAFE Gippsland offers a number of Certificate IV and Diploma qualifications from the Community Services Training Package

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • Students will undertake an LLN test at enrolment.
  • Must be 17 with a year 11 pass or mature age.

Recommended entry requirements

  • Access to technology
  • Digital literacy


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Unit CodeUnit Description
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
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCCW301C Operate Under A Case Work Framework
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
HLTAID003 Provide first aid


Not Applicable

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