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Are you interested in completing a course in Community Services?


Gain the skills you need to support people in your local community

Are you interested in a rewarding career working in your community? Our Certificate III in Community Services course has been tailored to meet industry needs and standards through comprehensive consultation with industry professionals.

Please use the ‘enquire now’ form below to express your interest.

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Duration6 -12 months
Mode of deliveryClassroom and Hybrid
LocationsFrankston, Mornington Peninsula, Kingston, Monash, Greater Dandenong, Casey and Hume

CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services

Course Overview

This course will teach you how to provide a range of services to support clients in the community services sector. This qualification offers pathways into further community services related education and training.

Pathway industries:

  • Mental health
  • Disability
  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Employment services.

Job Outcomes

  • Community support worker
  • Case worker (community services)
  • Community development officer

Course Fees

Government funded: $150

*Enrolment Fee includes the administration and materials cost

Self-funded: $4,650

Individuals ineligible for funding are obligated to cover the self-funded fee, which incorporates the enrolment fee. Eligibility criteria applies.

For additional service fees, such as re-assessment fees or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), please refer to the Student Course guide. This program is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding to eligible candidates.

For more information on eligibility criteria please click here.

Course Structure

This course is made up of 12 units of competency including 5 core and 7 elective units.


Core units

  • 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



  • CHCVOL001 Be an effective volunteer
  • CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people
  • CHCYTH003 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
  • CHCGRP001 Support group activities
  • CHCSOH001 Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights

Elective units in our courses may be amended for specific organisational needs. Consultation with the Education and Training Manager is required for tailored electives that align with your organisations requirements.

Course Duration

This model is delivered over a 30 week period.

Classroom model - Training is delivered 1 day a week onsite, (excluding public holidays and school holidays). Work is required to be completed outside of classroom time.

Hybrid model - 1 day a week through a combination of face to face or zoom classes (excluding public holidays and school holidays). Work is required to be completed outside of classroom time.

Speak to one of our team members to confirm the upcoming intakes on offer.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisite qualifications required to enter this program. 

To enrol you must be willing to obtain a:

·         Working with Children’s Check

·         National Police Check

·         NDIS Worker Screening Check.

·         Australian Citizen

You will also need to provide evidence of your vaccination history, including COVID-19.

Course Intake

View our course calendar to see upcoming intakes for this course.

Practical Placement

Not required for this qualification

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