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|Study Mode||Full-time, On Campus|
|Timetable||Two days a week via virtual classroom plus monthly face-to-face workshops on campus|
Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.
Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.
The Certificate III in Community Services Work aims to grow your knowledge of the community services industry and provide you with the skills that will enable you to develop support programs for individuals, families and groups in a variety of settings.
Delivered by educators that each have extensive experience working in the community services sector, and with strong ties to local community organisations, this course will provide you with a solid base from which to move in to further study or gain employment in the industry.
Classes will be delivered via virtual classroom - a live online teaching and learning environment where teachers and students can present course materials, engage and interact with one another, and work in groups together.
You will be required to attend a campus for the monthly workshops throughout the year.
This course provides a pathway to other community services courses. These could include:
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 12 units: 5 core and 7 elective.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CHCCCS016||Respond to client needs||60||$0.00|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||30||$0.00|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40||$0.00|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||25||$0.00|
|HLTWHS006||Manage personal stressors in the work environment||25||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|BSBWOR301||Organise personal work priorities and development||30||$0.00|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients||100||$0.00|
|CHCCOM001||Provide first point of contact||35||$0.00|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability||100||$0.00|
|CHCGRP001||Support group activities||30||$0.00|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||55||$0.00|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues||80||$0.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$1,975.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$6,290.00|
Students who are eligible for Victorian government-subsidised training will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course, however, there may be some consumable/material fees for the course (find out more below). The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
Find out more or chat with our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911, or visit a SWTAFE Campus.
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$252.00|
Your course may require you to purchase additional materials or books (eg uniform, stationery, textbooks). Some of these items are optional and some are mandatory, however, you are able to choose where to purchase these items from (including second hand).
You can download the booklist for this course here: HERE
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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