Workplace Traineeships, Online Learning, Classroom Courses
METS trainers will inspire you to support individuals through the provision of person-centred services. Work may include day-to-day support of individuals in community settings or support with the implementation of specific community-based programs.
You’ll learn how to work with a diverse range of people, assessing and considering individual needs while maintaining communication with a diverse range of service providers.
Community Services is one of the fastest-growing sectors in Australia, and the diversity this career path offers is very broad. You could work with children and families, senior citizens, people with disabilities or mental illnesses, immigrants, or the homeless.
This nationally-recognised course consists of 5 core units, and 7 electives.
There are no stated entry requirements. We require students have computer literacy and literacy skills.
CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCCCS016 – Respond to client needs
HLTWHS006 – Manage personal stressors in the work environment
HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Education pathways after completing CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services may include:
• CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services
• CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
To be eligible to commence a traineeship, a participant must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident working full or part time (minimum 15 hours). The participant must have the support of their employer, an accredited RTO and an Australian Apprenticeship Centre.
Finding a traineeship is similar to finding any job. You’ll need to network with employers and job recruitment agencies and market yourself within your chosen sector.
If a participant is ineligible for a traineeship due to their employment status (casual, part-time working under 15 hours etc.), they can still complete the course as a Fee for Service Student.
If a participant is ineligible for a traineeship due to their residency status, they can in some cases still complete the qualification Self-Funded, however visa restrictions do apply. It is best to speak to your immigration officer and/or us regarding your eligibility.
Depending on the unit of study, you will complete both theory and practical based assessments to achieve competency in your qualification. Assessments may include short answer, project work, case students and reflection logs.
Yes. Under certain circumstances your traineeship can be extended, however this process can take some time and applying for an extension should be considered as a last resort. You should speak to us and/or your Australian Apprenticeship Centre if you are considering applying for an extension.