General: This qualification reflects the role of those who work in youth and family intervention, including practice specialisations in residential and out of home care, family support and early intervention. Workers operate under a broad supervision framework and within clearly defined organisational guidelines, service plans and position specifications.
Employment Growth: The number of people working as Welfare Support Workers (in their main job) fell over the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years: from 46,700 in 2018 to 52,100 by 2023. Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving). There are likely to be around 30,000 job openings over 5 years (that’s about 6,000 a year).
Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2018 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2023.
Entry requirements: Prospective students are required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and a Pre-Training Interview, administered by and to the satisfaction of ITHEA and be at least 18 years of age.
Vocational outcomes: Students can go into a range of employment options. Occupations may include Family Support Worker and Support Worker (Community Services).
Job outlook: The number of people working as Welfare Support Workers (in their main job) fell over the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years: from 46,700 in 2018 to 52,100 by 2023. Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving). There are likely to be around 30,000 job openings over 5 years (that’s about 6,000 a year).
Source: Job Outlook. Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
Delivery and assessment: We offer students the flexibility of choosing between online learning or classroom delivery. Assessment methods allow for the gathering of sufficient quality evidence about the student’s performance. Methods used include question and answer, observation and demonstration, case study and projects.
Practical placement requirements: To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. Students are required to undertake supervised practical placement in relevant residential and out of home care settings. Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to assessment of the candidate’s ability to work at this level. Students are required to find their own practical placement, however ITHEA will provide assistance and support where needed. Students must have a valid National Police Check and a Working with Children Check prior to attending placement.
|Unit Code||Unit Descriptor||Nominal Hrs|
|CHCCCS006||Facilitate individual service planning and delivery||120|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships||55|
|CHCDEV001||Confirm client developmental status||60|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||25|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||55|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk||40|
|CHCPRT003||Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people||50|
|CHCPRT005||Work within a practice framework||50|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||20|
|Unit Code||Unit Descriptor||Nominal Hrs|
|CHCCCS009||Facilitate responsible behaviour||40|
|CHCPRT009||Provide primary residential care||90|
|CHCEDU009||Provide parenting, health and well-being education||75|
|CHCCCS016||Respond to client needs||60|
|CHCMHS007||Work effectively in trauma informed care||40|
|CHCPRT010||Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs||75|
This Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. Eligibility criteria apply. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Please make sure you have read all the course information about units of study, duration, entry requirements, assessment information, job prospects etc.
1. You must attend a pre-training interview which includes a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test and complete the eligibility declaration form (in the case of students applying for Skills First Program Funding).
2. To complete the application process, click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Complete the steps involved to submit your application online.
3. ITHEA will assess your application and make sure all entry requirements are met. An ITHEA representative will contact you if your application is unsuccessful.
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Term 1 – Mon 27 Jan
Term 2 – Mon 20 Apr
Term 3 – Mon 13 Jul
Term 4 – Mon 5 Oct
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