Community Services

About the Course

This qualification reflects the role of entry level community services workers who support individuals through the provision of person-centred services. Work may include day-to-day support of individuals in community settings or support the implementation of specific community-based programs.

At this level, work takes place under the direction of others and supervision may be direct or indirect. Work may take place in a range of community services organisations.

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

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
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NSW Skills List

This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled

Available as a traineeship

This course is targeted to people who have access to workplaces which will provide experiences and learning to support the agreed units for the qualification.

TAFE at School (TVET)

TAFE Western offers many face to face and flexible TVET courses giving you the option of gaining a vocational qualification whilst you are at school. A TVET qualification can count towards your HSC, and 74.8% of TAFE graduates move into employment upon completion of their vocational qualifications. TVET is a great way to gain some practical skills in an adult learning environment, and the skills and experience you learn could also count towards your next qualification.

School Trainee

This course is targeted to people who have access to a combination of school, part time employment and vocational study.

All training will be conducted in the workplace and supported by:

  • learning resources provided by TAFE Western
  • standard operating procedures and work instructions available in the workplace
  • equipment provided in the workplace

Students undertaking employment based learning will have access to TAFE facilities and support including:

  • Student HUB, library facilities and Education Support Officers to support research and independent learning activities
  • TAFE Counsellors, Aboriginal Community Consultants and Disability Support Services

Qualification Certificate III
National Code CHC32015
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Further Study

Credit for Prior Learning
If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link

https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/recognition-of-prior-learning

This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)

TAFE to University
Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link

https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/study-options/tafe-to-university

Study Options

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student Hubs

TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:

  • Online - Study using TAFE Western's online learning website
  • Workplace - Study at work supported by your supervisor and TAFE Western
  • Blended Learning - Study via a combination of online, workshops, web/video conferencing and mobile training units

On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus

You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL

Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.

Where can I study?

  Starts in March

  Full Time

  On Campus

Enrolment Code: CHC32015-01V02-19WCN-004

Bourke

  Starts in February

  Full Time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: CHC32015-01V02-19BRK-001

Broken Hill

  Starts in February

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: CHC32015-01V02-19BHL-001

How will I study?

Delivery Location: Lake Cargelligo Campus

For successful completion of this course you will need to commit to extra research outside of the classroom to complete assessment tasks. You will also be required to do a literacy screen and access support services if required.

Delivery will be on Thursday and Friday of each week and will run from 10.30am to 3pm on the Thursday and 9.30am to 3pm on the Friday. A timetable will outline specific details. We begin by orienting you to the course and the expectations of being an adult learner, and continue with delivery of the required units for the qualification. This course is delivered over 9-12 months. 60 hours of work placement will be timetabled to take place in the second half of 2019 and you will be doing project based work with your community under the supervision of your teacher. For this work placement and to gain employment in the community services sector, you will be required to provide a Working with Children Check.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Full Time

This course commences on Thursday 25th March 2019 at the Lake Cargelligo Campus.

Course length: 10 hours per week for 39 Weeks

Start Date: 28 March 2019
End Date: 6 December 2019

What will I pay?

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $1,750.00 per course (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601.

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Bourke

How will I study?

Connected Learning Centres are custom designed to utilise modern technologies, simulations and virtual reality experiences to offer you a wider range of choices, more accessible, practical training and flexible learning opportunities. Students can access work booths, group learning rooms, a computer hub, print shop, tech-bar, media lounge, and learning support centre and a creative space to work on ideas for the future.

Our Connected Learning Centres will equip you with the skills you need for the jobs you want – in regional NSW, or anywhere in the world. If you would like to explore your local Connected Learning Centre, please visit www.tafensw.edu.au/clccomplete your practical skills and assessments."

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Full Time

Classes will be held at local CLC Centre on Monday and Tuesday each week from 9.00am to 3.00pm

Course length: 11 hours per week for 18 Weeks

Start Date: 4 February 2019
End Date: 21 June 2019

What will I pay?

This is a fully subsidised course for eligible students.  Contact us to check your eligibility.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $1,750.00 per course (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Payment Options

Eligible For Instalments

TAFE Western can also make arrangements for payment by instalment. Contact us to discuss how you can use these arrangements.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601

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Broken Hill

How will I study?

This qualification reflects the role of entry level community services workers who support individuals through the provision of person-centred services. Work may include day-to-day support of individuals in community settings or support the implementation of specific community-based programs. Work may take place in a range of community services organisations.

Learners will also be required to participate in self-directed learning by accessing a Moodle.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Part time

Classes will be held each Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30am - 1:30pm over 3 terms on campus at Broken Hill TAFE.

Course length: 8 hours per week for 27 Weeks

Start Date: 5 February 2019
End Date: 13 December 2019

What will I pay?

This is a fully subsidised course for eligible students.  Contact us to check your eligibility.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $1,750.00 per course (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Payment Options

Eligible For Instalments

TAFE Western can also make arrangements for payment by instalment. Contact us to discuss how you can use these arrangements.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601

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Dubbo

  Starts in February

  Full Time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: CHC32015-01V02-19DUB-011

Grenfell

  Starts in February

  Full Time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: CHC32015-01V02-19GNF-001

TAFE Western Connect

  Starts Anytime

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: CHC32015-01V02-19WCN-011

Dubbo

How will I study?

This course is for people wishing to gain qualifications to work in the Community Services Sector. Please bring writing materials and a USB to class. After the successful completion of this qualification students have the opportunity to continue study in the Certificate IV Community Services or Diploma in Community Services.
Job Roles for students with this qualification include:
Housing officer, case workers, client contact officers, ATSI community development workers, Neighbourhood centre worker, support officer, assistant community worker, community care worker, indigenous youth worker, housing support worker, tenant officer, liaison officer for homelessness, youth housing support worker, disability support workerWhile there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, TAFE NSW conditions of entry for this course are: students must have life experiences or working in the community services industry, school leavers are to enrol in a course that has a duration of 12 months. Please note to gain employment and workplace experience in the community services sector you will be required to provide a working with children check clearance and a criminal record check. TAFE NSW conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently.

Your course coordinator is Libby Wilson and can be contacted on 02 6885 7556 or email libby.wilson@tafensw.edu.au This is a full time 3 days a week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday course. Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program will help you with your studies.
The SEE Program provides 650 hours of FREE tutorial support to eligible individuals. The program provides high-quality, flexible support in and outside of your vocational class. If you want to stay motivated and on top of your study, be supported in completing your qualification and accessing career planning support, then this program is for you!
You are eligible for the SEE Program if you;
• are 15 to 64 years old;
• are registered as a job seeker with Centrelink;
• are not yet a full-time student; and
• meet the rules on visa status and benefits.
To make sure you can do this program and get a referral, you need to talk to Centrelink or your local JobActive Provider and ask for a REFERRAL to the SEE Program at your local Campus.
To find out more, visit www.education.gov.au/skills-education-and-employment or contact (02) 6768 2300 or see@tafensw.edu.au

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Full Time

Full time 3 days a week; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 -3:00

Course length: 15 hours per week for 36 Weeks

Start Date: 5 February 2019
End Date: 8 August 2019

What will I pay?

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $1,750.00 per course (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Payment Options

Eligible For Instalments

TAFE Western can also make arrangements for payment by instalment. Contact us to discuss how you can use these arrangements.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601

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Grenfell

How will I study?

Connected Learning Centres are custom designed to utilise modern technologies, simulations and virtual reality experiences to offer you a wider range of choices, more accessible, practical training and flexible learning opportunities. Students can access work booths, group learning rooms, a computer hub, print shop, tech-bar, media lounge, and learning support centre and a creative space to work on ideas for the future.

Our Connected Learning Centres will equip you with the skills you need for the jobs you want – in regional NSW, or anywhere in the world. If you would like to explore your local Connected Learning Centre, please visit www.tafensw.edu.au/clccomplete your practical skills and assessments."

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Full Time

Classes will be held at local CLC Centre on Monday and Tuesday each week from 9.00am to 3.00pm

Course length: 11 hours per week for 18 Weeks

Start Date: 4 February 2019
End Date: 21 June 2019

What will I pay?

This is a fully subsidised course for eligible students.  Contact us to check your eligibility.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $1,750.00 per course (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Payment Options

Eligible For Instalments

TAFE Western can also make arrangements for payment by instalment. Contact us to discuss how you can use these arrangements.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601

ENROL NOW ENQUIRE

TAFE Western Connect

How will I study?

Delivery Location: Dubbo College, Myall Street Campus

This course is for people wishing to gain qualifications to work in the Community Services Sector. After the successful completion of this qualification students have the opportunity to continue study in the Certificate IV Community Services or Diploma in Community Services.
Job Roles for students with this qualification include:
Housing officer, case workers, client contact officers, ATSI community development workers, Neighbourhood centre worker, support officer, assistant community worker, community care worker, indigenous youth worker, housing support worker, tenant officer, liaison officer for homelessness, youth housing support worker, disability support workerWhile there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, TAFE NSW conditions of entry for this course are: students must have life experiences or working in the community services industry, school leavers are to enrol in a course that has a duration of 12 months. Please note to gain employment and workplace experience in the community services sector you will be required to provide a working with children check clearance and a criminal record check. TAFE NSW conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently. We will be holding an informaion session in Dubbo on the 29th November at the Myll St TAFE (HUB) from 3-6pm.

This is a flexible learning course, you will have weekly video conferencing sessions (Mondays 10:30-12:30). This is not an online course. As community services is a humanities qualification, meaning you will be working with people, these face to face interactions are required to demonstrate the practical skills of community services work and to undertake skills based assessments. There are alternate TAFE Western Connect offerings that involve specific timetabled classes regular online classes for those who need more structure to their learning experience (please note this will also the involve skills based interactions in Dubbo or negotiated location). This may require travel and over-night accommodation. You will also be required to complete 60 hours of workplacement, which you will need a working with children check clearence and a criminal record check clearence. Start date 4th Feb 2019

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

This course is delivered via Posted resources

Class attendance is Part time

Despite this enrolment being blended & self directed, there is an expectation that you are able to participate in skills based interactions with your teachers that will run in Dubbo or an alternate negotiated location. Start date 4th Feb 19

What will I pay?

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $1,750.00 per course (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601.

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