CHC32015 - Certificate III in Community Services

Experienced in Community Services? Get it recognised.

If your career path has given you Community Services experience in assisting clients suffering from lack of empowerment, drug and alcohol issues, loss and grief, or homelessness, what you've learned might be everything you need to achieve formal recognition.

Should you wish to enter the field of Community Services, improve your employment options, or simply desire certification, your expertise in responding to client needs, working with diverse people, and managing personal stressors rewards your efforts.

Gather your achievements in Community Services and watch your benefits increase.

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Total number of units = 12

  • 5 core units

  • 7 elective units, consisting of:

    • at least 5 units from the electives listed below

    • up to 2 units from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Packages or accredited courses, these units must be relevant to the work outcome

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units

Unit Code

Unit Title


Respond to client needs


Communicate and work in health or community services


Work with diverse people


Follow safe work practices for direct client care


Manage personal stressors in the work environment

Elective units

Unit Code

Unit Title


Facilitate the interests and rights of clients


Facilitate the empowerment of older people


Work in an alcohol and drugs context


Work with clients who are intoxicated


Provide needle and syringe services


Conduct individual assessments


Facilitate responsible behaviour


Provide individualised support


Provide loss and grief support


Recognise and respond to crisis situations


Support independence and wellbeing


Support participative planning processes


Work within a community development framework


Implement participation and engagement strategies


Provide first point of contact


Provide education and support on parenting, health and wellbeing


Operate under a casework framework


Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence


Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Provide sexual and reproductive health information to clients


Work with clients to identify financial literacy education needs


Support group activities


Work with people with mental health issues


Contribute to the review and development of policies


Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


Work with forced migrants


Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia


Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness


Provide client-centred telephone counselling


Be an effective volunteer


Engage respectfully with young people


Support young people to create opportunities in their lives


Provide first aid


Provide first aid in remote situations


Organise workplace information


Organise personal work priorities and development


Manage own work and learning


Provide work skill instruction


Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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