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Certificate II in Community Services

CHC22015

Certificate II in Community Services – CHC22015

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Course Overview

The Certificate II in Community Services is the recognised qualification to become an introductory worker in the Community Services sector.

You'll learn key skills in working with a diverse range of clients, building trust through effective communication, identifying and responding to young people at risk, and managing first aid and safety in the workplace.

This diverse skill set with prepare you for entry into the workforce, and will make you an attractive candidate for a range of roles within the Community Services sector.

Career Pathways

The Certificate II in Community Services prepares you for roles as a Personal Care Assistant, Support Worker, Home Helper, Personal Care Giver, and other roles.

Working in this industry, you'll be the first point of contact to assist individuals to meet their immediate needs. Your role could involve client transport, organising events, administration, reporting, and many more activities.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the Certificate III in Community Services, the Certificate IV in Community Services, or the Diploma of Community Services.

You might also like to undertake further study at the university level, with a degree in Community Services, or a Masters of Social Work.

Course Dates & Times

Currently there are no upcoming sessions available for this course. To register your interest in this course, click the "Register Your Interest" button at the top of this page.

Fee Information

All applicants fall under one of the following:

To be elegible for a government subsidy you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen; or
  • A new holder of a permanent visa; or
  • A New Zealand citizen

1. Subsidised Trainee
$945.00
2. Subsidised Trainee (Concession)
$189.00

All applicants are liable for the following costs:

Course Materials
$110.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider (australianapprenticeships.gov.au) with your employer to organise your apprenticeship/traineeship contract prior to applying for this course. (Apprentices/Trainees only)
Core Units
BSBWOR202
Organise and complete daily work activities
CHCCOM001
Provide first point of contact
CHCCOM005
Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective Units
BSBWOR201
Manage personal stress in the workplace
CHCCDE003
Work within a community development framework
CHCCOM002
Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV002
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCPRT001
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCVOL001
Be an effective volunteer
FSKWTG09
Write routine workplace texts
HLTAID003
Provide first aid

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written assessments
  • Role plays
  • Presentations
  • Practical demonstrations

Mary Katsoutas

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in Moodle activities.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

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