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Certificate II in Community Services Work

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  • Objectives
    If you are thinking about a career in community services, this course aims to provide you with the first step to obtaining a qualification. Through theoretical and practical training this course will provide a pathway to a variety of community services qualifications including aged care, disability work, youth work, and children’s services.
  • Entry requirements
    To be eligible for this course you must have organisational, literacy and numeracy skills to at least year 10 standard as well as appropriate attitudes and potential for working in the community services sector. Other Entry Requirements Attendance at an Information Session (contact the institute for a time and date). Participation in selection processes including group interviews and a written activity is also required.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate II in Community Services Work
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

        * Prepare for work in the community services industry
        * Disability work
        * Drug and alcohol work
        * Aged care work
        * Youth work
        * Child care
        * OHS

    Where    
    • Bendigo (City Campus)
    • Kyneton Campus

    Duration Options

    This course is delivered 3 days per week from 9:00 - 4pm over 20 weeks

    Selection Process    
    • Group Interview

    Employment Opportunities     

    To apply for most community services positions, you will need a minimum of Certificate III or IV in a chosen stream.

    Further Study Options    

    After completion of this course you are encouraged to complete at least Certificate III or Certificate IV in a chosen stream. It is important to note that successful completion of this Certificate does not guarantee a place in any of the pathway courses.

    Pathways Courses    

    Cert IV in Juvenile Justice :: CHC40702
    Certifcate IV in Disability Work :: CHC40302
    Certificate III in Aged Care Work :: CHC30102
    Certificate III in Children's Services :: CHC30402
    Certificate IV in Community Services (Lifestyle and Leisure) :: CHC41602

    Assessment    

    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
    CHCAC3C          Orientation to aged care work
    CHCAOD1C        introduction to alcohol and other drugs work
    CHCCN1D          Ensure children's health and safety
    CHCCOM1B       Communicate with people accessing the services of the organisation
    CHCCS201A       Prepare for work in the community services industry
    CHCDIS20A       Introduction to disability work
    CHCGROUP2C     Support group activities
    CHCOHS201A     Follow OHS procedures
    CHCORG1B         Follow the organisation's policies, procedures and programs
    CHCORG2B         Work with others
    CHCYTH1C         Work effectively with young people

    Recognition of Prior Learning    

    Recognition of your current qualifications and prior learning: BRIT has processes to give you credit for relevant units from your prior study, and to assess your prior learning against units in a course.

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