Certificate III in Community Services
|Course length||Part time: 2 years|
|Study mode||Part time|
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You can apply for this course online through My.Holmesglen. This online application will take around 10 minutes. Your submitted application will be assessed and you will be contacted by the department within three working days.
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VETiS Coordination Centre
03 9209 5109
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This course is a VET Certificate delivered to secondary students and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.
This course is ideal if you like working with people. Throughout this two year course, you will be taught across a variety of work skill areas relevant to work within the community services sector. You will learn about meeting individual needs, community participation, working with diverse people and community development. Your learning will involve role plays, simulations, project work, incursions and excursions.
If you are passionate about empowering and supporting people, then this could be the course for you.
The course consists of nine units of competency in first year, which relate to Units 1 & 2 within your school program, and three units of competency in second year, which relate to Units 3 & 4 within your school program.
Second year classes finish prior to the beginning of Year 12 exams.
AssessmentAssessment will be a combination of case studies, question and answer, observation of practical activities and projects.
Code Name HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services HLTAID003 Provide first aid HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment FSKDIG03 Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks FSKOCM07 Interact effectively with others at work CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework CHCCDE004 Implement participation and engagement strategies BSBWOR202 Organise and complete daily work activities
When undertaking the course, you must be enrolled as a VCE or VCAL student.
Qualification & Recognition
This course is part of the VET delivered to secondary students program. First year provides credit towards VCE at Units 1 & 2 level or the Industry Specific Skills component of VCAL. Second year offers a study score for the ATAR if students choose to sit for the examination. Successfully completed units contribute towards VCE at Units 3 & 4 level or the Industry Specific Skills component of VCAL.
After successfully completing this course, you are eligible to receive the nationally endorsed Certificate II in Community Services with statement of attainment for 3 extra units from the Certificate III in Community Services.
Once you have successfully completed the course, you will have the opportunity to undertake a range of courses at certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and degree levels in case management, education support, individual support, disability, leisure and health, mental health, youth work or community development.
This course is designed to lead you into further study options for career opportunities in:
- Case management
- Individual support
- Leisure and health
- Youth services
- Mental health
This course commences February 2017.
Classes are held on Wednesdays from 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm during school terms.
How to Apply
Contact your secondary school.
If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:
VETiS Coordination Centre
03 9209 5109
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Contact your school to discuss fees for VETiS courses.