QUALIFICATION

Certificate II in Community Services


National Code: CHC22015
TAFE SA Code: TP00823


Description

This course introduces you to general skills for working in the community services sector with a focus on developing skills in a variety of industry and residential settings.

Duration
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5 months 

Full Time

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
Code
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled




Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.

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Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
This course is delivered through online study and two compulsory on-campus workshops a week. Workshops are usually from 9.30 to 4.00pm, and occasionally from 9.00 to 5pm, this will be advised at enrolment. Workshop days differ between campuses. This course is available at Port Pirie, Murray Bridge, Victor Harbor and Kadina in Term 1 and 3.

Industry Conditions and Skills
You are encouraged to consider your personal wellness and your capacity to interact with and be assessed on traumatic course content. You will need to have basic computer skills.

Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs
Working with Children check and a National Police check.

Mandatory Requirements
You will need to have a current Working with Children Check. Some industry partners may also require a current National Police Check, COVID-19 and flu vaccinations that you may need to meet or show evidence of.

Total Fees for the 5 month course
Subsidised
$168
Concession
$168
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
Full Fee
$3,108

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    This qualification may be used as a pathway qualification into community services work and a number of Community Services & Health courses at Certificate III level. It may apply specifically to workers who support individuals by providing a first point of contact in a crisis situation and referral to a broad range of services, or workers in residential facilities and/or in community services under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate II in Community Services (CHC22015)
    This qualification covers communication, working with diverse people, organisation and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 5 core units and 4 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    90%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.



    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Communicate and work in health or community services 30
    Organise and complete daily work activities 20
    Participate in workplace health and safety 20
    Provide first point of contact 35
    Work with diverse people 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40
    Interact effectively with others at work 10
    Manage personal stress in the workplace 40
    Participate in simple spoken interactions at work 10
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
    Provide basic emergency life support 12
    Provide first aid 18
    Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks 15
    Write simple workplace information 10
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