CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services 


This qualification reflects the role of entry level community services workers who support individuals through the provision of person-centred services.

Work may include day-to-day support of individuals in community settings or support the implementation of specific community-based programs.

Qualification information

CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services consists of 12 units of competency mad up of 5 core units and 7 elective units. This qualification includes a mandatory 120 hour work placement.

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 

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Straight Islander cultural safety

CHCCCS015 Provide individual support

CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behavior

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability

CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being

CHCADV001 Facilitate the interest and rights of clients

CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework

Elective units have been selected by HANMAC on the basis of consultation with industry. Elective units that are not included in the elective section of this page are available by negotiation. Elective units must meet the packaging rules within CHC32015 before being considered for inclusion.
Unit codes and titles are correct at time of publication. Codes, titles and selected elective units may change at any time without prior notification.  

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


Students enrolling in this course will be provided support by phone and email as required. Face to face meetings can be arranged by appointment.  
Students requiring higher level support then what can be provide will be referred to external support services.


For more information about fees click here.


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 click here

Course Duration

12 weeks. This course is competency based and can be completed
in a shorter time frame depending on the students existing skills and
knowledge and prior learning.

Course commencement dates

Face to face (Classroom based) training: orientation date / commencement date: TBA

External study: External enrollments for the 2018 calendar year have begun and will continue until early December 2018. For further information on external study options please contact HANMAC.

Course flyer / Expression of Interest

If you are interested in enrolling in this course please complete the Expression of interest and return to HANMAC in person, by post or via