Certificate II in Community Services

CHC20112

Course Overview

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Description

This qualification may be used as a pathway qualification into community services work and may apply specifically to:

  • Workers who support individuals by providing a first point of contact in a crisis situation and referral to a broad range of services, or
  • Workers in residential facilities and/or in community services under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans.
  • Workers at this level:

  • May provide assistance and support to clients accessing a service or experiencing issues such as alcohol and/or other drug issues
  • Assist people in meeting their immediate needs e.g. by providing shelter and food
  • Provide short-term contact with clients in a crisis situation during which time they establish a helping relationship to define the crisis and provide referral information where appropriate
  • May provide ancillary services such as catering, cleaning, laundry, gardening and home maintenance
  • Report directly to a supervisor and are not responsible for other workers.
  • These positions may have direct contact with clients, identify presenting needs and refer to appropriate services and support.

    This qualification may provide an appropriate pathway into higher level qualifications, such as those in aged care, disability and home and community care.

    Occupational titles may include:

  • Assistant community services workers
  • Housekeeping assistant
  • Care service employee
  • Laundry assistant
  • Contact officers
  • Night/community patrol workers
  • Customer service staff
  • Personal care assistant
  • Domestic assistant
  • Provision of emergency relief
  • Gardener/grounds person
  • Reception/front desk staff
  • Home helper
  • Support worker
  • Student Outcomes

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Society and Culture field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate II).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Society and Culture field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate II).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Society and Culture field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate II).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Society and Culture field (Certificate II) are most often employed as:

    Community and Personal Service Workers

    38.1%

    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Sales Workers

    19.1%

    Sales Workers
    Labourers

    15.2%

    Labourers

    Industries

    Graduates of the Society and Culture field (Certificate II) are most often employed in:

    Public Administration and Safety

    24.4%

    Public Administration and Safety
    Accommodation and Food Services

    20.7%

    Accommodation and Food Services
    Retail Trade

    17.5%

    Retail Trade

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

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