CHC32015 - Certificate III in Community Services

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Adelaide City, SA – View Intakes

Elizabeth City, SA – View Intakes

Concession: $493.95

Subsidised: $1,200

Full Fee: $2,700


Embark on a transformative educational journey with our CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services at Australian Workplace Training. This comprehensive qualification lays the foundation for a rewarding career dedicated to making a positive impact on individuals and communities. Throughout this course, you will gain a deep understanding of the community services sector, developing essential skills to provide person-centered support.

Our program covers a range of crucial topics, including effective communication, cultural competence, and ethical behaviour. You’ll learn to work collaboratively with diverse clients and support their well-being in various community settings. Our experienced instructors provide hands-on training, ensuring you acquire practical skills that are directly applicable to real-world scenarios.

Upon successful completion, you’ll be well-equipped to contribute meaningfully to community service organizations, fostering positive change and empowerment. Whether you aspire to work in aged care, disability support, or other community-focused roles, this course is your gateway to a fulfilling career in the field of community services. Join us at Australian Workplace Training and become a catalyst for positive social change.


Course Structure:

This qualification consists of 12 units (5 core and 7 elective)
Each unit includes the relevant training and assessment materials required to achieve competency

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

Elective Units:
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
BSBINM301 Organise workplace information
CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAID011 Provide first aid

The qualification is achieved by successfully completing all the suggested units.
This can be achieved by participating in training sessions, completing assignments and by demonstrating your ability by putting the learning into practice under working conditions during the work placement. Skills Recognition is available.

During the course we will work with you to arrange a suitable venue(s) for work placement. At the end of the course you will be expected to have completed a minimum of 120 hours of work placement to enable the assessment of your ability to implement your training under working conditions. Please discuss this with your trainer at your interview.
Please note that students completing the course through a funded initiative will be required to complete the number of work placement hours nominated in the funding agreement.

To be able to attend the work placement it is a mandatory requirement from the placement facilities that students will need to have:

  • Obtained the relevant clearances and screening checks for that facility (eg DHS vulnerable person, aged care sector, working with children check, national police clearance etc)
  • Received their annual influenza vaccination, and
  • Received at least one dose of a TGA approved or recognised COVID-19 vaccination; and
  • Received, or have evidence of a booking to receive, a second dose of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine within the interval after the first dose; and
  • Within four weeks of becoming eligible in accordance with ATAGI guidelines, the person receives, or has evidence of a booking to receive, a third dose (booster) of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine

Upon successfully completing the Certificate III in Individual Support, graduates can embark on diverse career pathways within support services. Here are potential vocational outcomes and job roles:

  1. Care Worker
  2. Accommodation Support Worker
  3. Care assistant
  4. Community care worker
  5. Community House Worker
  6. Disability Service Officer
  7. Family Support Worker
  8. Home care assistant
  9. In Home Respite Worker
  10. Residential Care Worker
  11. Residential Support Worker
  12. School Support Officer (Disability)

Fee for Service Students:  $2,700

Subsidised Students:
This qualification has subsidies available Supported by Government of South Australia for eligible participants.
Participant Eligibility Criteria apply – visit for Participant Eligibility Criteria
Subsidised Course Cost: $1,200
Subsidised Course Concession Cost: $493.95

For more information on completing a qualification with fee subsidies at AWT please visit our Subsidised Training information page.

Other Fees that may be applicable:
Short course – Manual handling for direct care work: $150
DHS Screening check:  Approximately $65.45 for students
Work placement badge: $6
Replacement unit fee:  $25 per unit
Postage of certificate:  $10 (surface mail/untracked)
Postage of items:  Calculated on an individual basis on the weight/size of the item/s to be posted

Skills Recognition Costs:
Recognition Prior Learning: $200 per unit
Credit Transfer: $25 per unit

More information on our Fees can be found by visiting or Course Fee Information page. Payment plans are available.

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