This qualification is delivered over a period of 1620 hours comprising 103 weeks of full-time study (including term breaks and holidays) consisting of classroom sessions, Supervised learning/unsupervised directed learning, supervised Assessment Assistance, skills observation practical placement.
Classroom based training and 200 hours of supervised practical placement in a Community Service Setting. The study is fulltime, and Students are required to attend the college for 20 hours per week.
189 Plenty Road, Preston, VIC 3072 and Practical Placement location as negotiated.
Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to the CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management or to gain employment within the Community Health Services, Disability and correctional services, youth work, and employment services which may include the following occupational titles:
Early Intervention worker:
Case worker or manager
Care and protection worker
Community services worker
Care and protection worker
Family support worker:
Client service assessor
Coordinator family services
This qualification reflects the role of community services workers involved in the delivery, management and coordination of person-centred services to individuals, groups, and communities. At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously within their scope of practice under broad directions from senior management. Workers support people to make change in their lives to improve personal and social wellbeing and may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers. They may also undertake case management and program coordination. The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification.
This course is available to anyone who may be working in or interested in working in the Community Services Sector specializing in service delivery, client work, community education and development projects.
Pre-Requisites: ALACC entry requirements require that applicants must:
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Have satisfactorily completed Year 11 or equivalent.
- Proficiency in English equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Overall) is required for all international applicants.
- The following are not entry requirements but may need to be considered prior to understanding this course.
- Basic Foundation skills and computer literacy skills may be required for learning activities related to the course. Where relevant, adequate student support is available.
- Fitness to undertake manual handling tasks and meet the requisites of the job role and other relevant industry standards is preferable.
- Students will also be required to provide a current Police check and evidence of flu shots prior to undertaking placements.
Please note: Proficiency in English is required to meet Industry standards.
Students will be undertaking Pre-Training Review and LLN test prior to enrolment. The LLN test is not an entry requirement, students are asked to undertake the same test so appropriate academic support can be ensured throughout the course of study.
Students may be able to shorten the length of their studies through the recognition of past experience and/or qualifications gained elsewhere. Applications can be made for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer.
These will be assessed according to the college’s policy & procedures to determine if/how much-advanced standing will be granted.
This course holds National Recognition
Assessments will be conducted to determine the achievement of competency-based learning outcomes. Assessments may include written assignments, projects, practical skill demonstrations, and participation in role play, written reports, tests/exams or on-the-job observation.
Students will be required to undertake work placements to apply knowledge and develop their skills as part of the course requirements. Placements may occur in aged care, disability, or other aged care and community settings in Melbourne or Regional areas as organised by ALACC and according to the course requirements.
While ALACC takes responsibility to provide work placements, students have the choice to find a work placement close to their place of residence. All placement arrangements have to be approved prior to commencing placement. ALACC will negotiate and have an Agreement with the Placement Provider before the student attends work placement.
Please note: The cost for the practical placement is included in the fee. However, if a student does not attend the allocated placement then the student will have to pay for the costs set by the practical placement providers for cancelling their placements.
Placements dates will be provided by the placement provider and can be subject to change depending on the appropriate Placement Provider’s ability to take students at a specific given period. Students may need to be flexible with these dates and ensure they can attend the placements as soon as it is available.
Students will be required to attend pre-placement and post-placement sessions for assessment.
Please ask us about credit transfers.