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Community Services - Certificate II (CHC22015-01V01)
Course brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Career area: Community Services 
Study area: Human Welfare Studies and Services 
National code: CHC22015  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Locations:
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Shellharbour  Part Time Day  TBA 23-Feb-2017  Thu 
Features: Traineeships, TVET 
Description: This qualification may be used as a pathway for workforce entry as community services workers who provide a first point of contact and assist individuals in meeting their immediate needs. At this level, work takes place under direct, regular supervision within clearly defined guidelines.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY

If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency. 
Other requirements: WORK PLACEMENTS

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.

1. NSW HEALTH

Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx

2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:
http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES

Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

4. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT

Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm 
Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification 
Learning pathways: Credit for Prior Learning If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link

https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/recognition-of-prior-learning

This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)

TAFE to University Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link

https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/study-options/tafe-to-university 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Shellharbour
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Shellharbour Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Certificate II in Community Services 
Offering code: 17SHB-089 
Attendance mode: Part Time Day 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: TBA
Scheduled attendance: Day:/s Thursday Time: 9:30am Block: J, Floor: Ground, Room: 05. 
Starting from: 23 February 2017 
Times: 9:30am to 4:30pm
About: The students may have varied life experiences in related workplaces and in areas of school and other studies. They will therefore bring a variety of background knowledge and skills to the course. They may have chosen the course to gain:
• qualifications leading to further study or employment in this industry
• skills that will enhance general employment opportunities
• skills as part of a life skills program (for students with special learning needs)
• textbooks (approximately $100)
• Learner guides/equipment (approximately $90).
• You are responsible for travel costs for any field trips.
Further information will be provided at commencement of course.

Volume of Learning

Your learning commitment for this qualification is a minimum of 212 supervised hours There is an expectation that you will engage in a range of activities to support your supervised learning which may include:
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support

Required student skills

This is a Certificate II level course. Skills to study effectively include the ability to work on projects and or in a team, research information, follow instructions and communicate effectively.

Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE Illawarra’s support-for-learners website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

Participants in this program are all enrolled in the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) or Record of School Achievement (ROSA) which contributes to the volume of learning for this qualification. Mandatory participation in Maths and English from years 7 to 10 allows them to learn, develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills in a broad range of contexts. They also participate in team activities and work with others, use technology, plan and organise activities, apply problem solving skills, collect, analyse and organise information, communicate ideas and information, across all curriculum areas. In the TAFE environment there is a very strong emphasis on the health and safety of self and others within and outside the training room.
They include students in the 15 – 19 year age group
Participation is inclusive and may include:
- Students completing year 11 & 12 HSC units
- Students who require literacy and numeracy support
- Isolated and rural students and
- Students from Aboriginal, Torres Strait or Aboriginal/Torres Strait background
 
Comments: Classes commence on Thursday 23 February 2017 at 9:30am TAFE Illawarra, Shellharbour Campus, Block: J Floor: Ground Room: 05.
This course will be delivered over 3 terms for approximately 6.5 hours per week in formal classes on Thursdays 9.30 - 11.30am and 12.00 - 4.30pm. Students will also be required to complete additional hours each week to undertake independent study and work experience hours.

Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete partial or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123