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Certificate IV in Community Services (Lifestyle and Leisure) Bass Coast

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  • Objectives
    This course is designed to train community workers to work in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day care centres. At the completion of this course students will be able to design, implement and evaluate health and leisure programmes and activities for clients in one or more community services sectors.
  • Entry requirements
    Good reading, writing and communication skills are required.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate IV in Community Services (Lifestyle and Leisure) Bass Coast
  • Course description
    Course Outline
    This course is designed to train community workers to provide a range of services for clients and
    implement health promotion and community interventions in workplaces such as community based
    organisations, residential facilities and outreach services. At the completion of this qualification
    students will be able to design and deliver programs that enhance individual and group well-being.
    Training combines both theoretical study and practical experience in the industry.

    Duration
    At Bass Coast Campus this course is offered on a part-time basis over two years. The course
    commences in February 2009.

    Entrance Requirements
    There are no formal academic requirements; however, students will require a moderate level of
    reading, writing and interpersonal communication skills to complete the course.

    Application and Selection Procedure
    To apply, please contact the campus directly on 5671 2300. Applicants will be interviewed and places offered in the course based on suitability for employment in the community services field. Applicants will be required to undertake a basic literacy and numeracy test. Successful applicants will be required to obtain a police check. Information sessions will be held at the campus on the corner of White and South Dudley Roads, Wonthaggi.

    Assessment
    -Observation in class by teacher
    -Workplace observation by assessor
    -Interviews
    -Written tests in class
    -Reports, essays and assignments
    -Oral presentations

    Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer
    You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if you are assessed as having sufficient
    experience in life, work experience or meet the requirements for modules or competencies based on formal or informal education. If you have completed modules or competencies that are the same, or deemed equivalent, as specified in a curriculum document such as a Training Package, either in a different course or at another registered training organisation locally or internationally, you may be eligible for a credit transfer. If you think you are eligible for RPL or credit transfer please discuss this with staff at the selection interview.

    Career Opportunities
    -Activities officer
    -Recreation officer
    -Community support worker
    -Case worker
    -Health education officer
    -Welfare support worker
    -Outreach officer
    -Family support worker

    Further Study
    Graduates from the Certificate IV in Community Services (Lifestyle and Leisure) will gain credit
    towards a range of Diploma level courses in the community services field.

    Support Services
    Support is available to students in a range of areas including Study Skills, Personal Counselling,
    Careers Advice and Disability Support. Contact Student Advisory Services for more details.

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