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|Study Mode||Full-time, Traineeship|
|Length||18 - 24 months|
|Commencement||Start any time|
|Timetable||Four workplace visits per year by the trainer and monthly three-hour workshops at the Warrnambool campus.|
|Note||This qualification is superseded and course updates are occurring.|
This traineeship will give you the tools and knowledge needed to provide a range of services and interventions to clients within the community service sector.
You will gain real-life industry experience as you will learn on-the-job plus monthly workshops on campus. You will gain knowledge and skills in working with individuals, groups and whole communities during the traineeship.
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.
Upon successful completion of this course, you can apply for membership with the Australian Community
Workers Association (ACWA).
This course offers a pathway into the Bachelor of Social Work at Deakin University, Warrnambool Campus.
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.
You need to be employed in this field as an apprentice or trainee before commencing this course.
If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the South West Skills and Jobs Centre for further advice.
To be eligible for this qualification, you must successfully complete 16 units: 7 core and 9 elective.
|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|
|CHCADV005||Provide systems advocacy services||90||$0.00|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs||80||$0.00|
|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 Institute'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.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A USI is a nationally recognised reference number that provides an online record of your training qualifications gained in Australia.
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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. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at 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)||$11,060.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$11,060.00|
Students who are eligible for Free TAFE place 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.
Find out more about Free TAFE courses and eligibility or contact our Customer Service team.
A Free TAFE Pathways Program is a group of courses that complement each other to help you continue to train for the career and industry you may wish to work in. For eligible students, these courses are tuition fee free. Depending on the course, you may still be required to pay material fees. The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
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)||$405.00|
Your course may require you to purchase additional materials or books (eg uniform, stationery, textbooks). Some of these items are optional and some are mandatory. You can purchase these items from Campion Education, second-hand or via another supplier. Click here to find out more.
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.
There are five simple steps to apply for a traineeship with us.
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