CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services

This qualification is an ideal introduction into the community services sector which can also lead into a wide range of roles with real opportunities to support people in need. Work may include day-to-day support of individuals in community settings or support the implementation of specific community-based programs.

Career opportunities for this role include:

  • Community care worker
  • Residential support worker
  • Assistant community workers
  • Neighbourhood centre worker
  • Youth worker

Pre-entry requirements

A competent level of literacy and numeracy is required to complete this qualification.

It is recommended that you are working in the community services sector or undertake a work experience placement in order to complete the performance criteria for some of the units of this qualification. 

Delivery Modes

Distance/Online –  Our distance/online delivery mode is where you learn in an asynchronous manner i.e., you work at your own place and never undertake a class face-to-face with a trainer and other students. You will have access to your learning resources and submit your assessments through our online learning management system aXcelerate, and your learning is supplemented with email or telephone contact with a trainer.

Blended – A combination of trainer led workshops (either in the classroom or remotely in the virtual classroom environment) and distance learning components. This model offers flexibility but also the benefits of face-to-face delivery.


For a list of available units, please download the course brochure. Please note that any pre-scheduled programs will have set electives.


Full course cost – $4,000
NSW Smart and Skilled Subsidised – $0 up to $1,750
VIC Skills First

* Payment plans are available

Enrolment Process

Student enrolments are completed via an online application, language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment and pre training conversation. This allows us to ascertain if this program is suitable for each individual and if additional support is requirement during training.

* Please note the LLN assessment is on online quiz and is not suitable for completion on mobile phones. As part of the application process you will not be charged any fees until we have been able to assess your eligibility for funding. A $0 amount will be show in the online application, an Essential Skills team member will inform you of the price as part of the enrolment process. A deposit will be required to finalise your enrolment. 

If there are no courses open for enrolment please contact our office to discuss online/distance training options.

Upcoming Courses

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Further study

On completion of this qualification you may like to further your education and job prospects by completing any of the following qualifications.
CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services