This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work effectively with individuals and groups, in residential and community settings, to identify their needs and plan and develop appropriate services to meet those needs. You will learn about the community services sector including mental health, alcohol and other drug services and domestic violence services. You will learn skills in effective communication, gathering, maintaining and providing information, advocacy and community development processes, ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities of community workers. As part of this course you will undertake a supervised or simulated work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learnt.
"Students must complete a total number of 13 units which comprise of 8 core units plus 5 elective units. Electives are determined by the Institute you are enrolled at. Core units are :
- Work within the administration protocols of the organisation
- Work within a community development framework
- Communicate appropriately with clients and colleagues
- Provide first point of contact
- Work effectively in the community sector
- Participate in networks
- Participate effectively in the work environment
- Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work OR Contribute to WHS processes"
"An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent is required. Equivalent to Australian Year 10 is required for entry into this course"
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Last updated February 4, 2016