Certificate III in Community Services Work

CHC30112

Course Overview

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Description

This qualification applies to community work delivered through a broad range of services which provide support to individuals and groups.

This level is appropriate for support workers, case workers and client contact officers and generally, these positions:

  • Have direct contact with clients
  • Identify presenting needs
  • Refer to appropriate services and support.
  • At this level support workers and case workers may provide day-to-day support in community settings and/or provide assistance with entitlements and benefits under the broad direction of others.

    Emotional and practical support may be provided face to face or over the telephone to assist the client and enable an accurate referral to be achieved.

    This qualification is available as a broad-based qualification or with a focus on either community services or community development work.

    Occupational titles may include:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community development worker
  • Neighbourhood centre worker
  • Client contact
  • Recreational activities officer (weekend)
  • Community care worker
  • Residential support worker
  • Assistant community workers (focusing on community health primarily in an Indigenous community)
  • Support worker (community based with an orientation toward any or a number of the following: youth, women, families, domestic violence, child protection)
  • Indigenous youth worker
  • Tenants working in a range of areas
  • Intake and referral worker (Aboriginal)
  • Youth case worker (community health service setting - non residential)
  • Juvenile justice court officer
  • Youth housing support worker
  • Juvenile justice officer
  • Youth worker
  • Juvenile justice officer (community)
  • Student Outcomes

    Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Society and Culture field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate III).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Society and Culture field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate III).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Society and Culture field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate III).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Society and Culture field (Certificate III) are most often employed as:

    Community and Personal Service Workers

    63.3%

    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Professionals

    10.3%

    Professionals
    Sales Workers

    7.2%

    Sales Workers

    Industries

    Graduates of the Society and Culture field (Certificate III) are most often employed in:

    Health Care and Social Assistance

    56.4%

    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Education and Training

    7.4%

    Education and Training
    Retail Trade

    7.1%

    Retail Trade

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

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    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     

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    Subsidised Training

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    Unfortunately, no subsidies are currently available for this course.

    VET Student Loans

    Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. Compulsory repayment threshold information is available on the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website.

    Australian Apprenticeships


    Australian Apprenticeships (also known as apprenticeships and traineeships) combine work with training in a nationally recognised qualification. Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and offer opportunities to learn new skills and be paid in over 500 different jobs.

    Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship.


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