About this course

Entry Requirements

USI (Unique Student Identifier) Number; AQF level 4 foundation skills are essential; there are no prerequisites or mandatory entry requirements, allowing flexible entry points.

Course

Overview The qualification:
  • Defines knowledge and skills required by support workers and case workers who work autonomously under the broad guidance of others
  • Refers to specific knowledge of a client group and appropriate intervention processes applied in residential and community settings.
On completion of this qualification the worker will be able to design and deliver programs that aim to enhance the well-being of individuals and groups. Learning Outcomes These include:
  • Specialised communication skills
  • Broad Community Services understanding
  • Advocacy skills
Employment Opportunities To enable students who have successfully completed the course to work in the following areas:
  • Aboriginal Health Education Officer
  • Case Worker (Community Services)
  • Community Legal Officers
  • Court Support Worker
  • Domestic Violence Worker
  • Early intervention homelessness worker
  • Family Support Worker
Work Placement:
Minimum of 120 hours’ work placement within a community service facility is compulsory for this qualification.Working with Children Check (WWCC) and a National Police Check will be required.Work Experience Insurance will be provided by REACH for Training

Core Units

Unit code
(Core - all units required)

Competency Name

CHCADV001

Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

CHCCCS004

Assess co-existing needs

CHCCOM002

Use communication to build relationships

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

CHCPRP001

Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

HLTWHS003

Maintain work health and safety

Elective Units

Elective Units
(Elective - optional units)

Competency Name

CHCAOD001

Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

CHCSOH001

Manage own professional development in responding to domestic and family violence

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

CHCMHS001

Work with people with mental health issues

HLTAID003

Provide First Aid

CHCCDE003

Work within a community development framework

CHCCSM005

Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

BSBWOR301

Organise personal work priorities and development

Career Pathway