This introductory course will provide you with entry level skills in the health and community sector. During this training you will gain a basic understanding of the human body systems, communicating in health and community contexts and working with a variety of people. You will also participate in some practical sessions, demonstrations, and presentations from industry guests in the fields of Physio and Occupational Therapy and other Allied Health Workforce areas.
|Statement of Attainment - Health Starter|
|This course is to be completed online and you will be allowed up to 18 weeks to complete the online readings and assessments.
You are required to attend CIT to complete practical assessments within the simulated work environment. This practical assessment may take up to eight (8) hours to complete over the duration of the 18 weeks and will be arranged upon enrolment with your teacher.
Likely Job Outcome:
|A pathway for work in basic health and community roles. Work in this field may include basic administrative duties, reception, and contact with clients.
Successful completion of this course can provide some units towards a variety of healthcare and community work qualifications:
- Early childhood education and care,
- Community services
- Population health
- Individual support
|Fee Free TAFE|
Blended: Online with face-to-face attendance required for some activities
To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
Literacy Skills Information
We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level course. Please visit Foundation Skills.
Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.
To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete 3 subjects
Core: Complete 3
- CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CIT Code: CLTS145 Cost: Standard $88.00
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This unit applies to all workers. Prerequisites: Nil
- HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CIT Code: HESC501 Cost: Standard $154.00
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body. This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology. Prerequisites: Nil
- CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CIT Code: COMM500 Cost: Standard $66.00
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers. This unit applies to a range of health and community service contexts where workers may communicate face-to-face, in writing or using digital media and work with limited responsibility under direct or indirect supervision. Prerequisites: Nil
|Diploma||Community Services CHC52015|
|Certificate IV||Community Services CHC42015|
|Certificate IV||Community Development CHC42115|
|Certificate III||Community Services CHC32015|
|Statement Attainment||Team Leader CHCSS00091|
For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email email@example.com