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CHC22015 - Certificate II in Community Services

Are you looking for a rewarding career than working in community care could be for you? This course is perfect if you are ready for a challenge and wanting to gain entry-level skills so you can make your start in the growing community care sector.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

RPL/RCC/Credit, Online

DURATION

There are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.

AVAILABILITY

Online

FULL COURSE COST

$1,944 (2021), $1,899 (2020)

SUBSIDISED CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

$531 (2021), $513 (2020)

SUBSIDISED CONCESSION CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

$180 (2021), $171 (2020)

UNITS/CREDITS

9 units

JOB PROSPECTS

Graduate students will have the opportunity to seek further study pathways to gain essential skills and knowledge to secure their desired career. Certificate II in Community Services is embedded into our Certificate and Diploma qualifications for Early Childhood Education and Education Support as well as other pathways to qualifications within other CQUniversity Schools. 

Studying a Certificate II in Community Services will provide a pathway to future study for workforce entry as an Educator into the Early Childhood Sector and Teacher Aide in Education. At this level, work takes place under direct, regular supervision within clearly defined guidelines. Certificate II in Community Services is embedded into our Certificate III and Diploma qualifications for Early Childhood Education and Care as well as other pathways to qualifications within other CQUniversity Schools. Completion of 9 units within the Certificate II of which 7 will be directly credited towards the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Early Childhood Specialisation - Online

Duration:

This qualification will be delivered via our online platform, Moodle, for a period of 24 weeks.

Time efficiency will be achieved through using a clustered unit delivery model; 9 units of competency will be delivered in  5 clusters. This has led to a reduced course duration through clustering units of competency together according to their common work function, skills and knowledge that improves delivery and assessment practices and eliminates repetition.

It is possible for students to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

The volume of learning within the program includes access to a Teacher, Zoom sessions, library and research time and vocational placement within industry. Students are advised to attend vocational placement weekly.

The course is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education services.

The application of knowledge is assessed in other components of the course that focus on specific work activities. These comprise of assessment tasks, projects, case studies and third party verification which includes a period of vocational placement during which time students are able to practice and transfer their skills in live work situations.

In this case, participants must successfully complete all components of the course to be deemed competent.

This is done so that candidates are provided with background information and the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge in work similar environments.

This is supported through a combination of individual appointments, workplace visits for theory and practical sessions involving small group and individual activities and/or telephone, email and Zoom sessions discussions.

Zoom is provided weekly excluding Queensland School Holiday periods. Students are able to access a teacher during these times to assist and guide them with their studies.

Core
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBWOR202Organise and complete daily work activities
CHCCOM001Provide first point of contact
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
Elective
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Start TAFE Now (STN) - Early Childhood Specialisation - Online

Duration:

This qualification will be delivered via our online platform, Moodle, for a period of 24 weeks.

Time efficiency will be achieved through using a clustered unit delivery model; 9 units of competency will be delivered in 5 clusters. This has led to a reduced course duration through clustering units of competency together according to their common work function, skills and knowledge that improves delivery and assessment practices and eliminates repetition.

It is possible for students to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

The volume of learning within the program includes access to a Teacher, Zoom sessions, library and research time and vocational placement within industry. Students are advised to attend vocational placement weekly.

The course is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education services.

The application of knowledge is assessed in other components of the course that focus on specific work activities. These comprise of assessment tasks, projects, case studies and third party verification which includes a period of vocational placement during which time students are able to practice and transfer their skills in live work situations.

In this case, participants must successfully complete all components of the course to be deemed competent.

This is done so that candidates are provided with background information and the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge in work similar environments.

This is supported through a combination of individual appointments, workplace visits for theory and practical sessions involving small group and individual activities and/or telephone, email and Zoom sessions discussions.

Zoom is provided weekly excluding Queensland School Holiday periods. Students are able to access a teacher during these times to assist and guide them with their studies.

Core
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBWOR202Organise and complete daily work activities
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCCOM001Provide first point of contact
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
ELECTIVES
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Community Care Skill Set

Duration:

12 weeks

Required Units
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
BSBWOR202Organise and complete daily work activities
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCCOM001Provide first point of contact

Online

2020 MayOnline Available
2020 JuneOnline Available
2020 JulyOnline Available
2020 AugustOnline Available
2020 SeptemberOnline Available
2020 OctoberOnline Available
2020 NovemberOnline Available
2020 DecemberOnline Available
2021 JanuaryOnline Available
2021 FebruaryOnline Available
2021 MarchOnline Available
2021 AprilOnline Available
2021 MayOnline Available
2021 JuneOnline Available
2021 JulyOnline Available
2021 AugustOnline Available
2021 SeptemberOnline Available
2021 OctoberOnline Available
2021 NovemberOnline Available
2021 DecemberOnline Available

Vocational Placement of 100 hours is required to be completed for each unit of the qualification and students to submit a logbook as evidence of attendance.


This course has no residential schools.

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

Ability to complete Vocational Placement component for the duration of the qualification within 100 hours.

Ability to obtain a Suitability Card (Blue Card)

Recommended access to a computer, internet and intermediate computer skills.

Graduate students will have the opportunity to seek further study pathways to gain essential skills and knowledge to secure their desired career. Certificate II in Community Services is embedded into our Certificate and Diploma qualifications for Early Childhood Education and Education Support as well as other pathways to qualifications within other CQUniversity Schools. 

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$1,899 (2020)
Subsidised full fee$513 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee$171 (2020)
Fee for service per unit$211 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unit$57 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$19 (2020)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unitN/A
Overseas OnlineN/A
Domestic OnlineN/A
Fee for service$1,944 (2021)
Subsidised full fee$531 (2021)
Subsidised concession fee$180 (2021)
Fee for service per unit$216 (2021)
Subsidised full fee per unit$59 (2021)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$20 (2021)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unitN/A
Overseas OnlineN/A
Domestic OnlineN/A
No information available at this time.

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