Qualification Details

Certificate III in Community Services


The world could do with some more helping hands. Are you someone that loves helping others? There are plenty of people that need a little bit of care and attention to help them reach their full potential. Our Cert III in Community Services will show you how to move through the world with a focus on helping those in need. 

Our version of this course concentrates on Mental Health and how you can identify those who are struggling with areas such as depression and anxiety. You'll investigate how mental health is managed in your own community and how you can support others.
We all live in a community that has a variety of different socioeconomic environments. Each community has the ability to respond positively or negatively to areas of concern. How does your community respond? Are there homeless people in your neighbourhood? Mental health issues? Crime? This qualification will focus on mental health and how your community (and you) can identify and respond appropriately to those in your neighbourhood to provide a better way of life to those you live near.   

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Units Included:

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
CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCCS009 - Facilitate responsible behaviour
CHCCDE003 - Work within a community development framework
CHCAOD001 - Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development
HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
CHCCCS020 - Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

Education Pathway and Job Opportunities
We love to link our Cert IIIs and Cert IVs into a pathway program to ensure that our students are moving in the right direction towards their future. Once you have completed the Cert III in Community Services, and you can show us that you have passed Year 10 English and Maths, you are able to move onto the Cert IV in Science (Biology) Psychology and Mental Health Focus. Completion of Cert IV will allow you to satisfy University Entry Requirements to most Universities. 

According to seek.com.au, the Cert III in Community Services also opens up opportunities for you to gain work as a Support worker in a variety of different businesses.

Minimum Requirements
Students are provided content, videos, podcasts, activities, excursions, incursions as well as case studies and scenarios in our online environment, followed by time in the classroom to put their knowledge and skills into practice. You must have your own device (tablet or laptop etc) to access your course.

If you are at school: 
It's preferable that students wishing to study with us need to have​ achieved a C grade minimum in English in year 10. Talk to us if you don't meet this requirement.​To start the process, you will need to get in contact with your school's VET Coordinator to request their support for you to complete this qualification. You will need to complete the Student Application Pack and get their signature on it and then forward it to us for approval. We run our programs on either a Thursday or Friday during school terms. If your school does not release students on these days - please get in contact to discuss your situation and hopefully we can help find a solution!
If you are not in school: 
You must satisfy minimum competencies that can be completed in the following ways:
  • Evidence of previous education within the last 3 years.
  • Previous certificate/qualification completion.
  • Completion of a Language, Literacy & Numeracy test.
  • This certificate on its own is $2000. 
  • If you enrol for a dual qualification (Cert III followed by a Cert IV) there is a $300 discount at the end of the second year ($4100 for both). 
How to apply:
  1. Complete the Student application Pack and gather all supporting documentation and signatures. 
  2. Come back to this webpage and click APPLY. 
  3. Complete the requested information and upload your supporting documentation. You'll need your recent school report showing grades, your OLNA, and your vaccination status. 
  4. You’ll receive a confirmation email that your application has been received. Please make sure you receive this as it may be an indication that you have input your email address incorrectly. Make sure you check spam/junk. 
  5. Letters of offer will be sent out in September with instructions on how to enrol into the course.