Certificate III in Community Services
Community Services course details
Course description and aims
This qualification reflects the role of entry level community services workers who support individuals through the provision of person-centred services. Work may include day-to-day support of individuals in community settings or support the implementation of specific community-based programs.
At this level, work takes place under the direction of others and supervision may be direct or indirect. Work may take place in a range of community services organisations.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.
Course outcomes and careers
Community care worker, Community development worker, Intake and referral worker, Juvenile-justice officer, Residential activities officer, Residential support worker, Support worker, Youth worker
Credit for Prior Learning
If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link
This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)
TAFE to University Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link
Enrol at any location
Attend the following information sessions to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.
Wednesday 6 December 2017 at 10:00am OR Tuesday 30 January 2018 at Sutherland College, Loftus Campus, Rawson Avenue, Loftus, Block F, Level 1, Room F1.13
You will need to attend approximately 20 hours of class a week over 3 days per week. An indication of how weekly timetable may look is: Monday, Thursday and Friday 9:15am to 3:45pm (These days could be subject to change due to timetable)
To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled
GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)
Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).
Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.
PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges
Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition
|Number||Subject name||Nominal hours|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||30|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships||80|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||25|
|HLTWHS006||Manage personal stressors in the work environment||25|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||25|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||18|
|CHCCOM001||Provide first point of contact||35|
|CHCCCS016||Respond to client needs||60|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships||55|
|CHCAOD001||Work in an alcohol and other drugs context||80|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||55|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues||80|