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CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services

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.


Units of Competency:

12 units of competency - 5 core units, 7 elective units. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):  This qualification is available for partial or full RPL. Your application for RPL must be submitted prior to commencing study.

Requirements: All participants are required to provide identification, preferably with a photo (e.g. driver's licence, firearms licence, passport). You must also bring your Unique Student Identifier (USI). We are unable to generate your certification without this. If you do not have a USI, please create one at

There are no pre-requisites for this qualification, however some imported units may have specific pre-requisites. 


Learning Support: If you feel as though you will need some additional learning support to complete this course, please provide details when making your booking. All participants are required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment prior to beginning course.

At a Glance

Suitable For

Graduates at this level will have theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for work and/or further learning. Possible job outcomes include Residential Support Worker, Community Care Worker, Weekend Recreational Activities Officer, Support Worker, Assistant Community Worker and Neighbourhood Centre Worker. 

Intake Dates

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6-12 months


Face-to-face training, online, Zoom virtual classrooms, workplace (if applicable) and self-paced individual study.


Subsidised training available - funding eligibility criteria applies.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

Student co-contribution fees:

Concessional: $50.00/unit x 12 = $600.00

Non-Concessional: $100.00/unit x 12 = $1200.00

User Choice approved (traineeship). A student contribution fee applies. This fee is charged at $1.60 per nominal hour. Exemptions may apply if the student is school-based.

If not eligible for funding:

Full Fee: $2,260.00


On successful completion of all training and assessment, learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement and a Record of Results for CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services.

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