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Get qualified with our nationally recognised CHC30215 Certificate III Community Services. This hands-on career is experiencing huge demand for workers, so you will graduate with many job opportunities. You will learn to support vulnerable and at-risk individuals and groups within the community and join a rewarding field in need of workers like you.
It is expected for there to be very strong growth in the Welfare Support (Community Services) sector over the next five years and is likely to reach 73,300 by 2025.
Who's It For?
This course is perfect for people with no experience in care work, but who would like to kick start a career in the Community Services Industry.
You will build your knowledge from the ground up, equipping you with a solid set of entry level skills that you can use to launch your career when you graduate.
If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation as you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and may be able to complete your studies faster.
If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation. You may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and complete your studies faster. Please note – limitations do apply.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Assistant Community Services Worker
- Client Contact Officer
- Migrant Worker
- Neighbourhood Centre Worker
- Residential Support Worker
What You'll Learn
During the course, you will learn how to:
- Work within a community development framework
- Provide individualised support
- Support independence and wellbeing
- Communicate and work in health or community services
- Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- Organise workplace information
- Manage personal stressors in the work environment
- Provide first point of contact
- Work with diverse people
- Respond to client needs
- Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
- Reflect on and improve own professional practice
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration and Study Load
- Course duration: The duration for the course is self paced – maximum of 12 months. As a self-paced online course, the time it will take you to complete is flexible and dependent on ability and time available
- Recommended hours per week: 24h
- Delivery method: Online with Work Placement
This course does not require specific formal education qualifications. However, you must be a minimum of 18 years old to enrol. At Open Colleges, we’re passionate about helping you choose courses that are a perfect fit for your individual goals and aspirations. Please note that this course is not open to student visa holders. For personalised assistance and more information, please enquire now.
This course contains a minimum of 160 hours of work placement.
What are the benefits?
- By undertaking a work placement you’ll get a chance to put the knowledge you’ve learned on your course into practice
- You’ll also develop practical, on-the-job skills and could make contacts that could help you find a job once you graduate
- Work placement is often the most rewarding part of a student’s course. Working face-to-face with clients and colleagues in your chosen field makes a huge difference to your career confidence
If you’d like to learn more about the work placement component of this course, get the course guide for further details.
Recognition of Prior Learning
We value the diverse skills and expertise you may have gained from various sources. These experiences can be acknowledged through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process
For a more comprehensive understanding of our RPL procedure, please refer to our Credit Transfer & Recognition of Prior Learning Policy, available in the Key Student Information section of our website. Alternatively, you can contact an Enrolment Consultant to discuss your RPL options.
- Multiple choice Quiz
- Role plays
- Work Placement
- Written assignments
Your learning materials are access through our online platform OpenSpaceX. These learning materials include
- Learning content
- Additional resources
- Learning activities
About Open Colleges
Open Colleges puts you at the centre of everything we do. As an institution, we measure our success in the success of our students.
We have more than 125 years of experience in distance education, and this has given us the time to perfect the ways we deliver education and training to people across Australia. In the last decade alone, we’ve helped more than 450,000 students reach their potential.
We understand the needs of adult learners. That’s why we created OpenSpace, our world-class online learning platform that gives you complete flexibility and control to study whenever and wherever you are. OpenSpace provides you with access to learning resources, expert trainers and assessors, a superior support network and the opportunity to connect with other learners just like you.
Our nationally recognised courses could help you launch, change or accelerate your career. Now is the time to make your next move. With Open Colleges, everything could happen.
Open Colleges Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organization (RTO 90796)