Certificate III in Community Services

Course code: CHC32015 incorporating CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services

This program offers students the opportunity to learn about the community services sectors such as youth work, aged care assistance, disability support services, counselling services, drug and alcohol services and maternal and child health. Skills will be developed in communication, working with diversity, daily work routines, workplace health and safety, administration support and responding to clients.

Are you suitable?

Consider this course if you:

  • Enjoy working with people
  • Are patient and like helping people
  • Are interested in children, elderly people, refugees and asylum seekers, people with disabilities or mental health concerns
  • Care about current community issues

For more information about the course, download the Information Booklet.
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  • Sample competencies covered in Units 1 & 2 include:
    • Work with diverse people
    • Communicate and work in health or community services
    • Organise and complete daily work activities
  • Sample competencies covered in Units 3 & 4 include:
    • Respond to client needs
    • Work within a community development framework
    • Implement participation and engagement strategies

University High School
Box Hill Institute (Elgar Campus)

IVET Institute Pty Ltd
RTO Number: 40548

Box Hill Institute
RTO Number: 4687

University High School
Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays | 1.45pm – 4.15pm
Units 3 & 4 | Wednesdays | 1.45pm – 4.15pm

Box Hill Institute (Elgar Campus)
Units 3 & 4 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.00pm

Part Time / Face to Face

This is a two year course.

Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

Box Hill Institute students are required to do 120 hours of work placement over the two years.

University High School students will not be required to undertake work placement, however students must attend an Industry Immersion Program.

Contact the VET Coordinator at your Secondary College for specific information regarding your College’s application process. Your VET Coordinator and/or staff from your Secondary College will assist you with planning for your VCE or VCAL certificate and will advise you where a VET Course fits within this plan. They will also give you information about travel arrangements and any costs associated with VET Courses.

For information on the IMVC Application Process please go to About VET Delivered in Schools.

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VCAL: This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand and may also contribute to the Work Related Skills Strand.

VCE: Students may be eligible to receive recognition of up to three units at the Units 1 & 2 level, and a Units 3 & 4 sequence.

ATAR: Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Units 3 & 4 sequence must undertake scored assessment for the purposes of gaining a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the primary four or as a fifth or sixth study.

  • Social Worker
  • Nurse
  • Aged Care Attendant
  • Youth Worker
  • Justice Caseworker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Drug and Alcohol Worker