CHC30215

Certificate III in Community Services

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  • Awarded by

    Open Colleges (RTO: 90796)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode

    Online

  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Self-paced: maximum of 12 months

  • Start Date

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Community Development Officer | Assistant Community Services Worker | Migrant Support Worker | Community Worker | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    If you are compassionate, like helping others around you and have a strong sense of community participation, then you might enjoy building a rewarding career in community services. This CHC30215 Certificate III in Community Services from Open Colleges is a course designed to give you all the required skills and knowledge that are required to perform competently and confidently in any position focused on supporting vulnerable and at-risk individuals and groups within the community.

    By studying this course you will learn essential skills such as how to communicate and work in health or community services, provide individualised support, support clients' independence and well-being, facilitate the interests and rights of clients and follow safe work practices for direct client care, that will ensure that you can effectively contribute to community services teams in any government, not-for-profit or private individual care organisation.

    This online course from Open Colleges is fully flexible and designed to fit in your your lifestyle and work commitments, so start studying today to access a multitude of rewarding career paths in community care.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    There are no mandated education entry requirements for this qualification, and there are no mandatory Open Colleges entry requirements.

    It is recommended that students:

    • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensure the ability to read and comprehend technical terms and communicate effectively through email. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete year 12.
    • Access to a modern computer with high speed internet.
    • Basic computing skills including the ability to make a short video
  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing the CHC30215 Certificate III in Community Services qualification from Open Colleges, you may study the following subjects:

    • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
    • CHCCDE003 - Work within a community development framework
    • HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    • BSBINM301 - Organise workplace information
    • HLTWHS006 - Manage personal stressors in the work environment
    • CHCCOM001 - Provide first point of contact
    • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
    • CHCCCS016 - Respond to client needs
    • CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
    • CHCCCS023 - Support independence and well-being
    • CHCADV001 - Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
    • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • Why Open Colleges?

    RTO 90796
    Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and they're now one of Australia's leaders in online education. In the last decade alone, they've helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers.

    When you study with OC, you’ll graduate with a nationally recognised qualification that’ll help you find work across Australia. Their nationally recognised courses are designed by vocational experts, and you’ll learn job-ready skills from industry specialists.

    Online learning is all about flexibility, so they’ve designed their learning platform to be as flexible as possible. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can access it anytime you want. It’s designed to work around your lifestyle, not the other way around, so you can easily fit your study in with your other commitments.

    The common misconception is that studying online means that you’re studying alone, but at Open Colleges, they take great pride in the superior support provided to their students. They make it easy for you to get support when you need it with their student support team available Monday to Friday via email, phone and Live Chat and on the weekends, via Live Chat (when available). They’re here, in tandem with trainers and assessors, to make sure you’re supported the whole way through your course, from the time you enrol right through to your graduation.

  • STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

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    "Because it’s so flexible, it was easy for me to do it. I’ll be in the middle of an assignment and I can just pause it if my son is asking for lunch. I’ll quickly make him lunch or get a drink and I can just open it back up and go straight back into it to continue. The trainers have been great. They really try to get back to you on time and make sure they give you the best possible answers. They always seem to come back with a quick response."

    "It’s given me a different mindset. I used to think you’d go out and do a job, like mechanics, for years and that you’d just get the qualification after years on the job. But with this, you can study for a couple of months and then you can go out into the world fully qualified and ready for the job and just go for it."

    Amy Stephenson , Certificate III in Accounts Administration

    "I think the Open Colleges model is particularly good because you’re not tied down to due dates, you just have as much time as you need. You have people to get in touch with if you’re having trouble. I’ve actually had emails back at 10pm at night from my teacher. I’ve been sitting here and I’ve shot one off and they’ve got right back to me within that hour. You don’t get that anywhere."

    Marcia Lindsay , Diploma of Hospitality

    "I am a farmer and I run a family farm with my husband. I was given the opportunity to study any course I wanted that would help our business, and that may help me earn some money off the land, so I chose to learn bookkeeping. The course is so useful and beneficial for our farm. It’s great to learn how to set journals out so our accountant can do the BAS and income tax, without them being all over the place."

    Robyn Hundy , Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

    "My job is probably best described as a medical equipment specialist. I educate and train people in the use of CT scanners onsite. Getting the skills to use in trainings, to substantiate the work I do is very valuable. The course has changed my work and the way I approach training courses. It’s made me more confident and I’ll be better at my job."

    Melinda Wheeler , Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Where will this course take you?

    On completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised CHC30215 Certificate III in Community Services qualification from Open Colleges.

    The skills and knowledge you will have gained will give you the opportunity to start a gratifying career across many different aspects of community support such as social services, aged support, disability support and social housing. The qualification will mean that you can start working in junior roles with direct supervision straight away, and will give you a great basis for further education aimed at growing your understanding of the field and progressing in your career.

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  • Let's talk price

    Open Colleges offers flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable.

    Choose to pay in full and save 10% on course fees, or opt for a 50/50 plan where you can pay half of your fees upfront and the balance as a payment plan. For extra flexibility there is also the Zip Money payment plan.

    Zip Money payment plan - we can assist by organising Zip Money to pay your course fees directly to us on your behalf, and you pay this loan back to Zip Money over an agreed period of time. Zip Money provides you flexible options of selecting a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free, payment plan (dependant on which course you're enrolling into) to suit your lifestyle, giving you more flexibility than ever before.

    Open Colleges payment plans are interest free!

    Enquire now to find out about other payment plans that can work for you. 

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