"Introduction to Community Work" is a skill set providing requirements for people entering the Community/Health Services Sector. It provides a set of introductory skills for people who wish to work in the Community/Health Sector and also support the induction of new workers into a variety of roles. Work is supervised and may involve working directly or indirectly with clients.
|Qualification:||Statement of Attainment - Induction CHCSS00088|
|Duration:||This course can be achieved within 1 Semester (approximately 6 months of part-time study). Units are offered as part of our general unit delivery and classes are offered throughout the week as morning, afternoon and evening options.
For groups of individuals we are also offering workshops and online content that will make it possible to achieve the outcomes within one term (approx. 9 weeks of full-time study).
Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. In addition, a Service and Amenities fee of $40 will be payable each semester. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance
|Likely Job Outcome:||This skill set is being offered as an Introduction to work in the Community Sector. It is recommended that individuals complete as least the Certificate IV in Community Work for employment in the sector|
Skilled Capital Information
This course is offered under Skilled Capital. The initiative will give eligible participants the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification and receive a completion payment from the Education Directorate. The completion payment is made upon successful completion of their skilled capital qualification which must be completed within two years of the commencement date.
To find out if you are eligible please visit the ACT Government Skilled Capital training website.
These units provide credit towards a range of qualifications in the CHC Community Services Training Package and the HLT Health Training Package.
Entry Requirements / How to Apply
If entry into this course is via skilled capital, applicants must meet all of the skilled capital eligibility requirements.
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 levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. 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 a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Foundation Skills or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.
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 email@example.com.
Core - complete 4 subjects
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CIT Code: COMM500 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.
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CIT Code: CLTS145 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.
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
CIT Code: HESC522 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain health and wellbeing by preventing and managing personal stress.
This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services settings, in particular work roles that operate in high stress situations and circumstances.
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CIT Code: WPHS114 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.
This unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, in both centre-based and home-based service provision.
For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org