CHC32015 – Certificate III in Community Services
What is Certificate III in Community Services?
How much will the course cost?
Most of our courses are funded courses through the Skilled Capital funding initiative of the ACT Government. If you are eligible for Skilled Capital the cost is $250. If you are not eligible and you are a full fee paying student, then the cost is $3500.
What jobs can I get?
- Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community development worker
- Client contact
- Community care worker
- Assistant community worker
- Indigenous youth worker
- Intake and referral worker (Aboriginal)
- Juvenile justice court officer
- Juvenile justice officer
- Neighbourhood centre worker
- Residential support worker
- Support worker
- Tenants working in a range of areas
- Youth case worker
- Youth housing support worker
- Youth worker
Do I need any previous training?
What kind of person works in Community Services?
Is the Work Difficult?
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)
What is the Training like?
What will I be learning?
CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs:
- This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond holistically to client needs. Clients may have a range of issues outside and in addition to the area of immediate focus or expertise of the worker and their organisation.
- The unit applies to workers in a range of community services contexts who provide person-centred support to clients.
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services:
- This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers.
- This unit applies to a range of health and community service contexts where workers may communicate face-to-face, in writing or using digital media and work with limited responsibility under direct or indirect supervision.
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people:
- This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
- This unit applies to all workers.
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care:
- This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.
- This unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, in both centre-based and home-based service provision.
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment:
- This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain health and wellbeing by preventing and managing personal stress.
- This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services settings, in particular work roles that operate in high stress situations and circumstances.
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability:
- This is a similar unit to the previous unit but focuses more on how a support worker can best help a person they support to be independent and make their own decisions about how they lead their life.
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people:
- As people grow older they still have dreams and aspirations. This unit looks at how a support worker can help facilitate an older person to achieve those goals.
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support:
- People who require individual support will most likely have an Individual Plan (IP) that outlines the supports required by the person. This unit looks at how we need to follow these plans and make adjustments to suit the individual and to meet their changing needs.
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk:
- This unit looks at the legal requirements for mandatory reporters in the ACT. Mandatory reporters are all employees whose work brings them into contact with children. Mandatory reporting is the requirement to report any suspected abuse of children under the age of 18.
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems:
- This unit is designed to give you basic information about how the body works and the best ways to promote healthy functioning of the body.
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs:
- Personal support needs means the things that you would normally do yourself, such as showering, feeding and going to the toilet. People can sometimes be physically or mentally incapable and they need a care worker to support them to make sure these daily needs are met.
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid:
- First Aid will prepare you to provide help in all sorts of emergency situations. You will learn resuscitation techniques if you find someone not breathing and you will learn the most modern ways to use a defibrillator in case someone has a heart attack.
Every unit will require you to do some form of assessment. You do not get a grade like A+ or C- but you will be marked with either Competent or Not Yet Competent. You will get chances to repeat things if you get Not Yet Competent.
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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)
- previous training,
- work experience, and/or
- life experience.