Department of Health & Community Services (DHCS)
This course is the entry point of the Community Services stream of courses and prepares the students to have knowledge and skills for working in community or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who require support due to ageing, disability or other reasons. This course provides pathways for further learning at Certificate IV or Diploma level.
Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person centred support. Candidates must have completed at least 120 hours work as in addition to face-to-face training.
This course is an entry point of the Community Services stream of courses and prepares the students to have theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for specialised and/or skilled work and/or further learning.
Individuals in these roles carry out a mix of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community-based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery. Candidates must have completed 120 hours of work as part of this course
This course is the mid - point of the Community Services stream of courses and prepares the students to have knowledge and skills for paraprofessional work and/or further learning at Bachelor level.
Community services, case management and social housing workers involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities. Workers are usually providing direct support to individuals or groups of individuals. Workers may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management, program coordination or the development of new business opportunities. All candidates must have completed at least 200 hours of work.