The Certificate II in Community Services qualification reflects the role of entry-level community services workers who support individuals by providing person-centred services. Work may include day-to-day support of individuals in community settings or support the implementation of specific community-based programs.
At this level, work takes place under the direction of others and supervision may be direct or indirect. Work may take place in a range of community services organisations.
This qualification may be used as a pathway into community services work, which provides the first point of contact and assists individuals in meeting their immediate needs.
Course duration and delivery
The 12-month program is delivered in shorter, more manageable terms of learning.
After a program orientation session, you will engage in online group workshops and tutorials, online activities, and have access to on-demand support as required.
This course provides pathways to roles such as:
- Residential Support Worker
- Personal Care Assistant
- Support Worker
- Home Helper
- Personal Care Giver.
While there are no specific entry requirements, students are required to take the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.
It will help us understand how we can assist you in any areas where you may need help while studying with us.
Computer with access to the Internet and with the ability to conduct video interviews. Minimum specifications for your computer are:
- Microsoft Windows 7 or later or Mac OS X or above
- Microsoft Office
- Up-to-date internet browser
- You may also need access to a printer and Adobe Acrobat reader to view and print PDFs (free download)
- A mobile video recording device i.e., a mobile phone that can record short video.
What you will study
CHC22015 – Certificate II in Community Services is a nationally recognised qualification. Students will need to complete 9 Units of Competency, including:
- 5 Core Units
- 4 Elective Units
|Participate in workplace health & safety
|Provide first point of contact
|Organise & complete daily work activities
|Communicate and work in health or community services
|Work with diverse people
|Work within a community development framework
|Manage personal stress in the workplace
|Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
|Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Fees and funding
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.
You may be eligible for government funding and subsidised training.