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CHC22015 - Certificate II in Community Services

Course Details

Course Summary

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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Vocational Placement and Work Integrated Learning

Students must complete a Vocational Placement and/or Work Integrated Learning as part of this qualification.

Additional information

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.


Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $1,899.00 (2020)
Subsidised Full Fee $513.00 (2020)
Subsidised Concession Fee $171.00 (2020)
Fee for service per unit $211.00 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unit $57.00 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $19.00 (2020)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Education and Humanities
Skill Area
  • Child Care
  • Community Services
  • Education Support
AQF Level Level 2: Certificate II

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

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. 

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 5 core units
  2. Complete 4 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Please select a course structure from the options below:
Early Childhood Specialisation - Online

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.

  • Online
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
Core

All core units are clustered either with an elective or other core unit.

See Unit Group

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information Training.gov Details
BSBWOR202 Organise and complete daily work activities More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information Training.gov Details
Elective

All core units are clustered either with an elective or other core unit.

See Unit Group

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
1 CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
2 BSBWOR202 - Organise and complete daily work activities
3 CHCCOM001 - Provide first point of contact
3 CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
4 CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
4 CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children
5 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
5 CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


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

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.

  • Online
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
Core

All core units are clustered either with an elective or other core unit.

See Unit Group

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information Training.gov Details
BSBWOR202 Organise and complete daily work activities More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information Training.gov Details
ELECTIVES

All core units are clustered either with an elective or other core unit.

See Unit Group

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
1 CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
2 BSBWOR202 - Organise and complete daily work activities
3 CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
3 CHCCOM001 - Provide first point of contact
4 CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
4 CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children
5 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
5 CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Community Care Skill Set

12 weeks

  • Online
Required Units
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information Training.gov Details
BSBWOR202 Organise and complete daily work activities More Information Training.gov Details
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
2 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
3 BSBWOR202 - Organise and complete daily work activities
4 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
5 CHCCOM001 - Provide first point of contact


Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Other
Project
Third Party Verification
Written/Electronic Assessment
RPL
Practical Task
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to this course.

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

Early Childhood Specialisation - Online

Online
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time

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

Online
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time

Community Care Skill Set

Online
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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