Certificate III in Community Services (Work-Place Based)
Want to make a difference in your community? By studying a Certificate III of Community Services at MCIE, you’ll learn the ins and outs of case management to deliver person-centred support for people in need.
+ Residential Support Worker
+ Intake and Referral Worker
+ Community care worker
+ Community Development Worker
+ Welfare Support Worker
+ Juvenile Justice Officer
+ Youth Housing Support Worker
+ Youth Support Worker
+ Duration: 52 weeks
Local students Yes
International students No
Is this funded?
Yes - Government funding (including JobTrainer) is available to eligible students. Click here to see if you qualify.
How can I study?
This course is available to study at the trainees workplace. Call us to discuss your options.
National code: CHC32015
Units: 5 core + 7 elective
Location: Classes are conducted at the trainees workplace
Program delivery: Work-place based training
Total duration: 52 weeks
Government Funded: $150 (Materials fee: $100)
Self funded: $3,800
The fees listed above include additional resources required for the program and student ID charges. For additional service fees, such as Re-assessment fees or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), please refer to the Domestic Student Handbook.
This program is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding to eligible candidates. Eligibility criteria apply. If you are not eligible for a government-funded place, you will be required to pay the self-funded fee.
Residential Support Worker
Intake and Referral Worker
Community care worker
Community Development Worker
Welfare Support Worker
Juvenile Justice Officer
Youth Support Worker
Youth Housing Support Worker
Aboriginal Youth Worker
Accommodation Support Worker
Students must complete a Pre-Training Review, meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill standards for Certificate III level study and demonstrate that they are a suitable candidate for this course.
Age at Commencement
It is recommended that students have attained the age of 18 by the course commencement date.
MCIE welcomes all people with disabilities, learning differences and medical conditions. Acceptance in this program is subject to candidates’ ability to undertake all program requirements as discussed in the Pre-Training Review, with reasonable adjustment where applicable.
All participants require a Unique Student Identification (USI) number. If you do not have a USI number you can apply for one online at https://www.usi.gov.au/students, or you can give MCIE’s admin staff permission to apply on your behalf.
Students must have sufficient digital literacy skills to access online content, enter answers to written questions and communicate with trainers via email and the learning management system.
Credit Transfer (CT) and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) are available. Credit Transfer is free of charge. RPL application fees are $145 per hour. Please click here [https://www.mcie.edu.au/rpl/] for more information on RPL fees, terms and conditions.
There are no formal prerequisite qualifications or units for entry to this qualification. However, there are detailed entry requirements.
Cert II and Cert III: Students must complete a Pre-Training Review, meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill standards for this program level, have completed a year 10 level at school, and confirm that MCIE has ensured that the program is suited to their career aspirations and needs.
National Police Background Check
Working with Children Check
NDIS Worker Screening Check
Flu or COVID-19 vaccinations
First Aid Certificate
Other: The requirements of individual workplaces may vary and may include all or none of the above.
There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification.
CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCAOD002 Work with clients who are intoxicated
This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.
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