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|Study Mode||Full-time, On Campus, Online|
|Timetable||Option one: two days per week of on-campus classes plus some virtual classes*. Option two: three, three-hour night classes per week. Plus three, four and a half on-campus classes aligned to the school holidays.|
Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.
Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.
This qualification will give you the tools and knowledge needed to provide a range of services and interventions to clients within the community service sector.
This course gives you real-life industry experience where you will gain knowledge and skills in working with individuals, groups and whole communities through 400 hours of work placement.
This is an Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) accredited course. This is a generalist course and offers a wide range of employment opportunities upon graduation in a large range of contexts.
There are two different timetable options for this course.
Option one - day classes
This option is two days a week on-campus for face-to-face classes plus there will be some virtual classes*. You will also be required to undertake placement during the course.
Option two - night classes and workshops
This option is three, three-hour night classes a week via virtual classroom*. You will also be required to attend the Warrnambool campus for three, four and a half day blocks throughout the year (aligned to the school holidays). You will also be required to undertake placement during the course.
A live online teaching and learning environment where teachers and students can present course materials, engage and interact with one another, and work in groups together. You will also be required to undertake placement during the course.
This course offers a pathway into Deakin University, Warrnambool Campus.
This course includes industry experience where you will gain knowledge and skills in working with individuals, groups and whole communities. This experience is gained through 11 weeks of placement undertaken throughout the courses (more than 400 hours of work placement).
You will be required to hold a Working with Children Check (volunteer) and pass a police check prior to commencing placement.
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
Entry Requirements for this course include:
* Must be over 17 yrs of age
* Written entrance test and participation in a group activity
* Selection interview and submission of a resume
* Be able to pass Working with Children Checks and Police Checks immediately prior to undertaking mandatory work placements. Although this is not an entry requirement of itself inability to complete mandatory work placement due to failing these requirements will preclude students from completing the course and gaining the qualification
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 16 units: 8 core and 8 elective.
You will be required to hold a Working with Children Check (volunteer) prior to commencing placement.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CHCCCS007||Develop and implement service programs||100||$0.00|
|CHCCOM003||Develop workplace communication strategies||100||$0.00|
|CHCDEV002||Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services||100||$0.00|
|CHCDIV003||Manage and promote diversity||80||$0.00|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance||80||$0.00|
|CHCMGT005||Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes||120||$0.00|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice||120||$0.00|
|HLTWHS004||Manage work health and safety||40||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs||80||$15.00|
|CHCCDE011||Implement community development strategies||70||$0.00|
|CHCCSL003||Facilitate the counselling relationship and process||120||$135.00|
|CHCCSM005||Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management||75||$0.00|
|CHCDEV001||Confirm client developmental status||60||$0.00|
|CHCDFV006||Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence||70||$135.00|
|CHCGRP002||Plan and conduct group activities||70||$0.00|
|CHCMHS013||Implement trauma informed care||80||$135.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the organisation's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$10,525.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$10,525.00|
Students who are eligible for Victorian government-subsidised training will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course, however, there may be some consumable/material fees for the course (find out more below). The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
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Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$435.00|
Your course may require you to purchase additional materials or books. You can choose where to purchase these items from. You can download the booklist for this course here: HERE
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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