Stanley College
Stanley College

CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services

CRICOS Course Code 104630E

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Suggested Pathway for this course

Course overview

The CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services is an entry level course in community services. After graduation, you will be able to work in diverse roles including but not limited to Support Workers (Community Services), Community Care Worker, Client Contact, and Assistant Community Worker to support individuals and families in their own community. The support may include day-to-day assistance in their homes, social centres or implementation of community-based programs.

Course Summary

  • Duration: 22 weeks including 6 weeks of holidays (International Students)

  • Students: International & Local

  • (International Students)
    Tuition Fee: $4,300
    Materials Fee: $300

  • CRICOS Code: 104630E

  • Intakes:
    2022: 7 Nov
    2023: 16 Jan, 13 Feb, 13 Mar, 10 Apr, 8 May,5 June,3 July, 31 July, 28 Aug, 25 Sept, 23 Oct, 20 Nov

About Course

Course Duration

For International Students:
Option 1: 22 Weeks (Standard Pathway)
This course includes Work-Based Training of 4 weeks @ 38 hours per week (total=152 hours). Classes are rostered for 3 days per week. This course includes 6 weeks of holidays. Work-Based Training placement must be completed full time (minimum 38 hours per week).

Option 2: 15 Weeks^ (Intensive Pathway)
This course includes Work-Based Training# of 3 weeks @ 40 hours per week (total=120 hours).
Classes are rostered for 3 days per week. This course does not include holidays.

For Local Students:
Option 2: 15 Weeks^ (Intensive Pathway)
This course includes Work-Based Training# of 3 weeks @ 40 hours per week (total=120 hours). Classes are rostered for 3 days per week + self-study component. This course does not include holidays.

Full Time studies requires students to attend a minimum of 20 scheduled course contact hours per week.

^ Note: Course duration does not include any holidays, where your schedule includes a term break/holiday, this time will be added to your overall course duration.

#Work-Based Training placement must be completed full time (minimum 40 hours per week).

Study Modes

The delivery methods for this course include:

  • Face-to-Face Classroom-Based learning.
  • Practical Simulated Activities in the Stanley College Simulated Community Services Facility
  • Work-Based Training

Course Content

Students must successfully complete the following 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
  • CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact
  • CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

Work-Based Training

During Work-Based Training, you will be able to practice your skills and knowledge in real workplace settings. This will assist you to be job-ready> at graduation. Stanley College has entered into Work-Based Training agreements with a number of employers.

All Work-Based Training is organised by Stanley College’s Employment Liaison Team in consultation with students.

Before commencement of Work-Based Training, students are also required to provide:

  • National Police Certificate (WA)^
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) screening certificate^
  • Medical Clearance may also be required^
  • Evidence of Flu Vaccination^
  • Current Working with Children Check (WWCC)^
  • Evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination^#

ˆRequired to complete the Work-Based Training component of the course.
#Fully Vaccinated = You have received at least two doses of a COVID-19 Vaccination AND a mandatory third dose when it is due (currently 3 months after 2nd dose)

> completing a course at Stanley College, does not guarantee a migration outcome. If you decide you want to undertake further study or work in Australia, on graduation, you will need to check whether your visa allows this or whether you need to apply for a new visa by referring to for more information.

Course Entry Requirements


  • Completion of Australian Year 10 or equivalent

English Proficiency
Intermediate Level of English
IELTS Test Score of 5.0
Other recognised English Language tests such as:

  • TOEFL iBT Test Score of 58
  • PTE Academic Test Score of 36
  • Cambridge English: FCE
  • OET Pass Grade
  • TOEFL PBT Test Score of 490
  • TOEIC 500

Course Pre-Requisite Requirements

No prerequisite entry requirements exist for this course.


For International Students
Option 1: 22 Weeks (Standard Pathway)
Tuition Fee: $4,300
Materials Fee: $300*

Option 2: 15 Weeks (Intensive Pathway)
Tuition Fee: $1,950
Materials Fee: $0*

For Local Students:
Option 2: 15 Weeks (Intensive Pathway)
Tuition Fee: $1,950
Materials Fee: $0*
*The Materials Fee covers equipment and resources used in the delivery of your course at Stanley College.
Please familiarise yourself with the applicable Stanley College Refund and Cancellation Policy:

Funding is available under the Jobs and Skills WA Program:
Concession Course Fee^: $243.84
Non-Concession Course Fee^: $822.96
For more information on Funded Courses including Entry Requirements, click here

^Student Tuition Fees – The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees. Prices quoted are calculated at the concession rate unless otherwise specified. Eligibility criteria apply. Prices as per the VET Fees and Charges Policy 2022.

Government Funding

For Local Students
Local Students may be entitled to Youth Allowance, Austudy/Abstudy or the Pensioner Education Supplement. For enquiries, please contact Centrelink on 132 490.

Intake Dates


  • 7 Nov


  • 16 Jan
  • 13 Feb
  • 13 Mar
  • 10 Apr
  • 8 May
  • 5 June
  • 3 July
  • 31 July
  • 28 Aug
  • 25 Sept
  • 23 Oct
  • 20 Nov

Career Opportunities

This qualification suits students seeking a career in the following job roles:

  • Migrant Support Worker
  • Neighbourhood Centre Worker
  • Support Workers (Community Services)
  • Community Care Worker
  • Client Contact
  • Assistant Community Worker

RPL/Work Experience

Recognition is available (on application) to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies.

Other Expenses

For other fees and expenses including Administration Fee, Health Cover, Recognition of Prior Learning, Late and Reassessment Fees click here

Further Studies

On completion of the CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services, students may also pursue a CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services at Stanley College or other registered training organisations.

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In the spirit of reconciliation, Stanley College acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.