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Certificate III in Community Services


  • Alanvale
  • Burnie
  • Devonport
  • Clarence

Attendance options

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Study type

  • Workplace
  • Mixed Learning

Tuition Fees

Please note: The course overview is intended as a guide only. Not all courses are available at all locations or through all study types and attendance options. Please check Locations, Dates and Times below or enquire for further information.

Get the skills you need to undertake community work and provide support to a wide range of individuals and groups.

If you would like to work in the Community Services sector and support individuals by providing person-centred services or through implementing specific community-based programs, then this is the course for you!

Our experienced and passionate teachers will work with you to gain the skills you need to communicate and work effectively in Health or Community Services settings and work with people in a range of community services organisations. Specialist areas include working with individuals with special needs such as mental health issues, domestic violence, disability and child protection.

In this course, you will learn how to respond to client needs and follow safe work practices for direct client care, as well as how to manage personal stressors in the work environment. You will also have the chance to develop the skills and knowledge you need to provide day-to-day support in community settings, and learn how to refer clients to appropriate services and support and provide assistance with client entitlements and benefits.

On-campus students will also get the opportunity to work with community organisations to complete a workplace project placement. The project will be developed in partnership with a community organisation to meet a specific need of the community – for example, activities surrounding Mental Health Week, RUOK Day, Communities for Children and Harmony Day.

On successful completion of this course, you will be qualified to seek employment as a Community Services Worker in a variety of community organisations. You may also wish to enrol in further study at TasTAFE in a Certificate IV or Diploma-level Community Services qualification, or go on to university to undertake an undergraduate degree in a related area.

Interested in starting this course?

Contact us today to express your interest or make an enquiry.

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Career opportunities

  • Community Services Worker
  • Neighbourhood Centre Worker
  • Youth Support Worker

Career opportunities

  • Community Services Worker
  • Neighbourhood Centre Worker
  • Youth Support Worker

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