Introduction to Community Services

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate II in Community Services CHC22015.
  • Write routine workplace texts (FSKWTG09)
  • Participate in workplace health and safety (HLTWHS001)
  • Read and respond to routine workplace information (FSKRDG10)
  • Use routine strategies for work-related learning (FSKLRG11)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)

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Course description

Learn Introduction to Community Services in Sydney.

About the course:

This short course will introduce you to work in community services and build your confidence for further study. You will learn about entry-level community-service work. You will study five units from the Certificate II in Community Services (CHC22015), with a focus on building English language and learning skills. You will learn about Australian workplace health and safety (WHS) issues and working with diverse communities. In completing the course you can also apply the units to the Certificate II Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways if you would prefer. You can then go onto higher study in more specialised fields like Individual Support and Early Childhood Education and Care. The short course program will also provide learning and career pathway planning, English language and learning support and access to volunteering experience.

Course content

5 accredited units and 1 non accredited unit (Vocational Pathways)

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • FSKLRG11 Use routine strategies for work-related learning
  • FSKRDG10 Read and respond to routine workplace information
  • FSKWTG09 Write routine workplace texts
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Vocational Pathways (non accredited)
Course Location:

This course is offered in two locations as follows:

Canterbury City Community Centre “Cottage” at 28 Croydon Street in Lakemba. 26 February to 4 June 2018 (12 sessions, no classes during school or public holidays)
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

CORE Community Services at the corner of Railway Parade and McBurney Road in Cabramatta. 27 February – 5 June 2018 (12 sessions, no classes during school or public holidays)
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Eligibility Criteria

This course is funded by the NSW Government’s State Training Service, ACE Community Service Obligation, Targeted Communities ( www.training.nsw.gov.au/ace). It is FREE to those who meet the eligibility requirements below:

  • are 15 years or older and have left school
  • live and work in NSW
  • are an Australian or New Zealand citizen; permanent resident; humanitarian visa or eligible bridging visa holder
  • have (or are willing to get) a Unique Student Identifier (www.usi.gov.au)
  • receive eligible Centrelink benefits

To discuss your eligibility for the FREE course and enrol you must attend one of the following information sessions

For Lakemba:
Canterbury City Community Centre Cottage, 28 Croydon Street, Lakemba. 12 February 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

For Canterbury:
CORE Community Services, Corner Railway Parade and McBurney Road Cabramatta. 9 February 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

www.usi.gov.au
www.training.nsw.gov.au/ace

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