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Certificate III in Community Services - CHC32015

SSSMYP Community Grants
Certificate III in Community Services (CHC32015)

RTO No. 50293

This unique and distinct program is targeted to meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alcohol and Other Drug Workers. The content is culturally secure and based on evidence-based practice for alcohol and other drugs, particularly as it relates to working with Aboriginal people and communities. The learning materials and methods have been developed by Aboriginal professionals and relate to an Aboriginal worldview through the introduction of cultural models of practice and ways of working.

What to expect:

While attending the training program you will have the opportunity to meet and network with other Aboriginal workers throughout the state. Completion of the Certificate III in Community Services will further equip you with culturally secure skills and knowledge to address AOD issues in your local communities, as well as communication skills, creation of treatment plans and other health strategies.

SSSMAP will allocate you a support staff who can assist with assessments, as well as help in report writing, file note taking, and other activities that may help you in your work in the Mental Health, Community Services and AOD industries, and to ensure our candidates are supported throughout their studies to achieve a high rate of completions.

Eligibility requirements:

  • This course is available to people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Over the age of 16
  • Living in Western Australia
  • Ability to attend all block releases 


This course is free of charge to eligible to Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander people living in Western Australia.

Regional participants: Please note travel/accommodation costs may be incurred if you are ineligible/unregistered for ABSTUDY.


This qualification can also be used as a pathway for further education in AOD studies/counselling through either Edith Cowan or Curtin University.  Completion in Certificate III in Community Services (CHC32015) and/or Certificate IV Alcohol and other Drugs (CHC43215) may also create further job opportunities in other Community Services that could include but are not limited to:

  • Mental Health Worker
  • Social and Emotional Wellbeing Worker
  • Alcohol and other Drug Worker/Counsellor
  • Diversion Officer
  • Community Development Officer
  • Aboriginal Services Officer
  • Peer Support Worker
  • Outreach Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Aboriginal Liaison Officer


Current schedule is under review and not currently available. 

Delivery and Location:

Mental Health Commission, 1 Nash Street, Perth, WA, 6000

Expression of Interest

To register your interest in participating in this course please fill in the expression of interest form below and send the completed form into our email