General: This qualification reflects the role of workers in residential facilities and/or non-residential settings related to child protection and family support work.
Existing experienced worker in the sector with existing skills and knowledge seeking a formal qualification.
Existing experienced worker in the sector wishing to gain further knowledge and a qualification.
Existing experienced worker in the sector wishing to advance career prospects.
Employment Growth: Community and Personal Service Workers is the broad occupation category.
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. You must have good word processing and email skills as well as the ability to download and upload documents and information. Please see our Online Service Standards.
Students should be working in the industry.
Delivery and assessment: All students will be enrolled into our Learning Management System and all assessments must be completed online. As a result, all students will require a personal computer, with access to the Internet, to successfully complete their studies. 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 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|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs||80|
|CHCCCS016||Respond to client needs||60|
|CHCCSM005||Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management||75|
|CHCDEV003||Analyse client information for service planning and delivery||60|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||25|
Work effectively in child protection to support children, young people and families
|CHCPRT006||Build professional practice and sectoral expertise||40|
|CHCPRT010||Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs||75|
|Unit Code||Unit Descriptor||Nominal Hrs|
|CHCCOM003||Develop workplace communication strategies||100|
|CHCINM001||Meet statutory and organisation information requirements||110|
|CHCFAM003||Support people to improve relationships||60|
|CHCFAM005||Facilitate and monitor contact||70|
|CHCMGT005||Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes||120|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues||80|
|CHCPRT012||Undertake and implement planning with at-risk children and young people and their families||58|
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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