CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services

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

Employment Opportunities

  • Aboriginal Community Development Worker
  • Aboriginal Intake and Referral Worker
  • Aboriginal Youth Worker
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Assistant Community Worker
  • Client Contact
  • Community care worker
  • Juvenile Justice Officer
  • Neighbourhood Centre Worker
  • Recreational Activities Officer
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Support Worker (Community Services)
  • Weekend Recreational Activities Officer

Qualification information

To successfully complete this qualification students must complete 12 units of competency:

Core units

  • 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

Elective units

  • CHCADV001 Facilitate the interest and rights of clients
  • CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behavior
  • CHCCCS015 Provide individual support
  • CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework
  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Straight Islander cultural safety
  • CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Course requirements and recommendations


Students must hold or be able to apply for:

  • National police check (must cover working with vulnerable people).

Students must be able to:

  • meet the minimum level of English comprehension and communication required to complete assessment sin English and work effectively in industry.

Highly recommended

It is highly recommended that students have or get the following:

  • Current influenza vaccination
  • COVID-19 vaccination

Study options

Course duration

6 months.

Start date

Rolling start – Enrolments are accepted throughout the year.


Full fee – $2088

Certificate 3 Guarantee co-contribution fee – $180 non concessional / $120 concessional

National police check (if completed by HANMAC) $47.15

Student polo shirt – $38 per shirt

Funding options

The Certificate 3 Guarantee program, funded by the Queensland Government, may be available for Queensland based students enrolling into this qualification. Eligibility criteria applies. For further information on the Certificate 3 Guarantee program including the eligibility criteria and the Queensland Governments Certificate 3 Guarantee fact sheet click here

Register your interest in this course

To register your interest in this course complete the Expression of Interest form and return it to HANMAC in person or via [email protected]

Qualification flyer

Flyer: CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services