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   CHC32015 - Certificate III in Community Services

Course Overview

The CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services course reflects the role of community services workers who assist in the delivery of programs that contribute to the development of capacity through public social change processes.

At this level, work takes place within a professional team under the guidance of others, to support development within the community. Work may be undertaken in organisations working across a range of social, health, environment, economic, arts and culture and recreation sectors.

The course is designed to specifically focus on, case management implementation, community development, implementation and evaluation of community services programs in urban centres for rural and remote communities in the Pacific.

The course is designed to suit individuals who are employed as Community Services Worker, Youth Worker, Disability Support Worker, Community Development Officer, Community Project Officer, and Recreational Community worker.

Graduates of this course will receive an internationally recognised Australian Qualification issued through TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275).


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Course Delivery

Location: Vanuatu

Duration: Course duration is 22 weeks full time including one-week mid semester break. Students will attend classes for a minimum of 5 days per week. Additional out-of-hours study time will be required.

Delivery Mode: Face to face. Training will be delivered in English and incorporates language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) support. 

Vocational Placement: As part of this qualification you are required to complete 120 hours of vocational placement. This will be organised by APTC and these hours are to be completed within the community services industry. This is an opportunity for students to practise the skills and knowledge learnt in a supported environment.

You may be required to work a combination of day and afternoon shifts to complete these vocational placement hours. Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts.

Course Fees: The course fee is VUV120,000. The fee includes stationery and uniform. The Australian Government subsidises the cost of the course including materials and consumables. Course fees are subject to change without prior notification. View current fees.


Entry Requirements

  • Must be a citizen of a Pacific Island Forum country
  • Have significant prior industry experience (more than one year) in the area in which they wish to train or have a local qualification and limited relevant industry experience (up to one year) in the area in which they wish to train
  • Complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and Vocational Knowledge Assessment

Applicants may apply for recognition of prior learning.

* Courses offered, course dates and fees may vary depending upon student and industry demand.


Course Contents

The CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services will cover the following units of competency:


Unit CodeUnit Title
CHCCCS016Respond to client needs
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTWHS006Manage personal stressors in the work environment
CHCADV001Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCAOD002Work with clients who are intoxicated
CHCCDE003Work within a community development framework
CHCCDE004Implement participation and engagement strategies
CHCDFV001Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues
BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and development

Bold Font indicates core units; Standard font indicates electives - 5 core plus 7 electives units

* Please note; elective units of competency may vary from campus to campus depending on local industry needs

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