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Community Services CHC

Overview

Commencements

Availability & Duration

Australian School-based Apprenticeships

Overview
These qualifications cover aged and disability care, children’s services, child, youth and family intervention, community services work, social housing, youth justice and youth work areas of work.
 
‘Health’ is an associated industry.

Quick facts

The training units of competent structure and packing rules are detailed in Training Package documents.

The information provided here includes the most recent changes from the CHC (release 5) Training Package.

The Community Services Training Package CHC (release 3) includes 45 qualifications and 54 skill sets.

Registered Training Organisations can access the full details of this Training Package from the
training.gov.au website.

Career information

Qualification and job outcome information is also presented in a Job Pathway Chart.

For specific industry information click here.

More detail of how training works can be accessed here: for employers; for potential employees.

Use the My Skills site to search for Registered Training Organisations registered to deliver courses. Each State and Territory separately approves Registered Training Organisations to deliver apprenticeships and traineeships in their jurisdiction.

Qualifications Summary

CHC22015 - Certificate II in Community Services

An entry level qualification for community services workers who provide a first point of contact and assist individuals in meeting their immediate needs.

CHC24015 - Certificate II in Active Volunteering

This qualification reflects the role of entry level volunteer workers. At this level, work takes place under direct, regular supervision.

CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Appropriate for those who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

CHC30213 - Certificate III in Education Support

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision.

CHC30912 - Certificate III in Employment Services

This qualification covers workers who provide a range of services to clients and employers aimed at locating, securing and maintaining suitable employment for clients.

CHC32015 - Certificate III in Community Services

Suitable training for entry level community services workers who support individuals through the provision of person-centred services.

CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support

Appropriate for workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

CHC34015 - Certificate III in Active Volunteering

This qualification reflects the role of people working in a volunteer capacity across a range of industries and organisations in a variety of contexts.

CHC40113 - Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care

Suitable for educators who work with school age children in outside of school hours care and vacation programs. In doing so they support the implementation of an approved learning framework.

CHC40213 - Certificate IV in Education Support

Suitable training for workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision.
 

CHC40313 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

This qualification is suitable for 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.

CHC40413 - Certificate IV in Youth Work

A suitable qualification for workers who develop and facilitate programs for young people through a range of community-based programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people. They may work in community, government or youth sector agencies

CHC40513 - Certificate IV in Youth Justice

This qualification is suitable for youth justice workers who supervise young people who have been directed by the justice system to be in the care and direction of authorised community and/or government agencies.

CHC40808 - Certificate IV in Community Development

This qualification applies to community development work which aims to facilitate community members working together to influence and guide the future of their community.

CHC41115 - Certificate IV in Employment Services

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who provide employment services to both job seekers and employers. They use specialised knowledge to support individual job seekers in locating, securing and maintaining employment, and to assist employers in meeting their recruitment needs.

CHC41215 - Certificate IV in Career Development

Training is suitable for individuals who provide programs and services to individuals and groups of clients and employers to support people in planning their career and/or locating, securing and maintaining suitable employment. They may work in career information and transition services or assist in career advisor roles in education, training, school or transition work environments. 

CHC42012 - Certificate IV in Employment Services

This qualification covers workers who provide a range of programs and services to individuals and groups of clients and employers to support them in locating, securing and maintaining suitable employment.

CHC42015 - Certificate IV in Community Services

This qualification is suitable for community service workers who design and deliver person-centred services to individuals and/or groups. Workers may provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of services.

CHC42112 - Certificate IV in Career Development

This qualification covers workers who provide a range of programs and services to individuals and groups of clients and employers to support them in planning their career and/or locating, securing and maintaining suitable employment.

CHC42115 - Certificate IV in Community Development

Appropriate training for community services workers who assist in the delivery of programs that contribute to the development of capacity through public social change processes.

CHC42215 - Certificate IV in Social Housing

Suitable for workers who are engaged in delivering social housing services and support to tenants, residents, applicants and the community, including clients who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness.

CHC42315 - Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care

This qualification reflects the role of chaplains and/or pastoral and spiritual care workers who provide ongoing ethical, moral and spiritual support to clients using a person-centred approach.

CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Appropriate for support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community based environments.

CHC43115 - Certificate IV in Disability

Suitable training for workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing.

CHC43215 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Appropriate for entry level workers who provide services and interventions to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues and/or implement health promotion and community interventions.

CHC43315 - Certificate IV in Mental Health

Appropriate training for workers who provide self-directed recovery oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work involves implementing community based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability.

CHC43415 - Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

Suitable training for workers who participate in the design, implementation and evaluation of leisure, health activities and programs for clients in one or more sector areas.

CHC43515 - Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

This qualification reflects the role of workers who have lived experience of mental illness as either a consumer or carer and who work in mental health services in roles that support consumer peers or carer peers.

CHC44015 - Certificate IV in Coordination of volunteer programs

Appropriate for workers who are responsible for the coordination of volunteers within a program or organisation. Volunteer coordinators provide ongoing management and support to volunteers and are the main point of contact for volunteers

CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. They work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

CHC50213 - Diploma of School Age Education and Care

Suitable training for those in the role of educators who are responsible for the day-to-day running of a before and after school care and/or vacation care service, including planning, implementing and managing programs which address regulatory and duty of care requirements. They will have responsibility for the supervision of volunteers and or other staff.

CHC50313 - Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention

This qualification reflects the role of workers in residential facilities and/or non-residential settings related to child protection and family support work.

CHC50413 - Diploma of Youth Work

This qualification is appropriate for those with responsibility for the development and the outcomes of programs and services for young people managed through a range of agencies and designed to meet the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people. This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and welfare agencies.

CHC50513 - Diploma of Youth Justice

Suitable training for youth justice workers who supervise young people who have been directed by the justice system to be in the care and direction of authorised community and government agencies. At this level they may have some supervisory responsibility for other staff.

CHC51115 - Diploma of Financial Counselling

Suitable for financial counsellors working in the following two contexts:
• Generalist financial counsellors who work in a variety of agencies that meet the requirements for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) exemption from a financial services or credit licence under ASIC class order 10/1063. Financial counsellors work across a variety of metropolitan, rural and remote settings.
• Rural financial counsellors who undertake specialised financial counselling work that assists primary producers and rural small business owners in debt, and are employed in agencies funded for this purpose. These agencies meet the requirements for the ASIC exemption from a financial services/credit licence by meeting the conditions of ASIC class order 11/926.
All financial counsellors have specialist knowledge of legal remedies and options to manage debt and financial difficulty and are advocates who work in a model of social justice and client empowerment.

This qualification is NOT related to the work performed by financial planners or financial advisers whose role is to provide clients with strategies to address their investment options and require a financial services licence for their work under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2010. This qualification is also not appropriate for financial capability workers.

This qualification does NOT refer to therapeutic counselling.

CHC51712 - Diploma of Counselling

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to undertake generic counselling work involving skills and knowledge in counselling and high level communication in a range of commonly used modalities, referral and working within a case management framework.

CHC52015 - Diploma of Community Services

This qualification is suitable for those workers in community services, case management and social housing workers involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.

CHC52108 - Diploma of Community Services (Financial counselling)

This qualification applies to financial counselling, which is a specialist service assisting people faced with debt and other financial issues. This work requires specialist knowledge, paralegal skills and competencies, especially in regard to credit and debt issues affecting clients and their rights and obligations; and a solid understanding of social and systemic issues that impact on financial counselling clients. It may be applied in casework, community development and social justice contexts. It is NOT related to the work performed by financial planners or financial advisers and it does NOT refer to therapeutic counselling.

CHC52115 - Diploma of Community Development

This qualification is appropriate for community services workers who manage the development and delivery of programs that build capacity of communities to influence and guide their own future through public social change processes.

CHC53215 - Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

This qualification reflects the role of workers who work under broad supervision and guidance and provide services to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues. They can provide counselling, referral and promotion services.

CHC53315 - Diploma of Mental Health

A suitable qualification for workers who provide services to clients in relation to mental health issues. They can provide counselling, referral, advocacy and education/health promotion services.

CHC53415 - Diploma of Leisure and Health

This qualification is suitable for workers with responsibility for designing, implementing and evaluating health and leisure activities, and programs for clients in one or more sector areas.

CHC62015 - Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Appropriate training for workers who are middle managers or managers across a range of community sector organisations. These people work independently and report to executive management, directors or boards of management. They undertake a range of functions requiring the application of knowledge and skills to achieve results in line with the organisation's goals and strategic directions.

Note: Employers should be aware that this information is provided as a guide only to the content and use of the Training Package. Employers should seek advice from an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) provider or Registered Training Organisation for more detail.

Commencements
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
CHC22015 - Certificate II in Community Services
Annual Commencements 0 0 0 100 0 0 0 10
CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Annual Commencements 2770 605 850 270 35 35 200 35
CHC30213 - Certificate III in Education Support
Annual Commencements 45 260 30 0 5 5 0 15
CHC32015 - Certificate III in Community Services
Annual Commencements 20 145 15 10 30 0 0 10
CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support
Annual Commencements 460 325 285 335 45 120 20 10
CHC40113 - Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care
Annual Commencements 60 5 0 25 0 0 0 10
CHC40213 - Certificate IV in Education Support
Annual Commencements 5 15 0 0 0 0 60 0
CHC40413 - Certificate IV in Youth Work
Annual Commencements 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
CHC41115 - Certificate IV in Employment Services
Annual Commencements 35 0 10 5 0 0 0 0
CHC42012 - Certificate IV in Employment Services
Annual Commencements 10 0 0 25 0 0 5 0
CHC42015 - Certificate IV in Community Services
Annual Commencements 15 15 0 5 0 10 0 0
CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Annual Commencements 80 80 0 30 0 10 20 0
CHC43115 - Certificate IV in Disability
Annual Commencements 90 135 0 60 0 145 15 0
CHC43315 - Certificate IV in Mental Health
Annual Commencements 20 0 0 10 0 0 5 0
CHC43415 - Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
Annual Commencements 5 15 0 0 0 40 0 0
CHC43515 - Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work
Annual Commencements 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Annual Commencements 720 575 510 280 55 35 200 30
CHC50213 - Diploma of School Age Education and Care
Annual Commencements 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHC50313 - Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention
Annual Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
CHC52015 - Diploma of Community Services
Annual Commencements 15 20 0 0 0 0 45 5
CHC53215 - Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs
Annual Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30
CHC62015 - Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
Annual Commencements 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Availability and Duration
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
CHC22015 - Certificate II in Community Services
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T T
CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 12 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T T
CHC30213 - Certificate III in Education Support
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 24 mths 24 mths 12 mths 12 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T T
CHC30912 - Certificate III in Employment Services
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
CHC32015 - Certificate III in Community Services
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

18 mths 18 mths 18 mths 12 mths 12 mths 18 mths 24 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T T
CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T T
CHC40113 - Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 12 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T T
CHC40213 - Certificate IV in Education Support
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 12 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T T
CHC40313 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 12 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T T
CHC40413 - Certificate IV in Youth Work
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T T
CHC40513 - Certificate IV in Youth Justice
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T T
CHC40808 - Certificate IV in Community Development
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
CHC41115 - Certificate IV in Employment Services
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 12 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T
CHC41215 - Certificate IV in Career Development
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
CHC42012 - Certificate IV in Employment Services
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
CHC42015 - Certificate IV in Community Services
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T T
CHC42112 - Certificate IV in Career Development
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
CHC42115 - Certificate IV in Community Development
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
CHC42215 - Certificate IV in Social Housing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T T
CHC42315 - Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T T
CHC43115 - Certificate IV in Disability
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T T
CHC43215 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T T
CHC43315 - Certificate IV in Mental Health
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T T
CHC43415 - Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T T
CHC43515 - Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 36 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T T
CHC44015 - Certificate IV in Coordination of volunteer programs
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

18 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 48 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T A T T * T T
CHC50213 - Diploma of School Age Education and Care
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T T
CHC50313 - Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T T
CHC50413 - Diploma of Youth Work
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T T
CHC50513 - Diploma of Youth Justice
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T T
CHC51115 - Diploma of Financial Counselling
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
CHC51712 - Diploma of Counselling
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
CHC52015 - Diploma of Community Services
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T T
CHC52108 - Diploma of Community Services (Financial counselling)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
CHC52115 - Diploma of Community Development
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T T
CHC53215 - Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 48 mths 24 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T T
CHC53315 - Diploma of Mental Health
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T T
CHC53415 - Diploma of Leisure and Health
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 24 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T T
CHC62015 - Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 48 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T

Legend: = Yes, = No, A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship, T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship, * = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)
A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occuptations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
CHC22015 - Certificate II in Community Services
Availability
CHC24015 - Certificate II in Active Volunteering
Availability
CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Availability
CHC30213 - Certificate III in Education Support
Availability
CHC30912 - Certificate III in Employment Services
Availability
CHC32015 - Certificate III in Community Services
Availability
CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support
Availability
CHC34015 - Certificate III in Active Volunteering
Availability
CHC40113 - Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care
Availability
CHC40213 - Certificate IV in Education Support
Availability
CHC40313 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention
Availability
CHC40413 - Certificate IV in Youth Work
Availability
CHC40513 - Certificate IV in Youth Justice
Availability
CHC41115 - Certificate IV in Employment Services
Availability
CHC41215 - Certificate IV in Career Development
Availability
CHC42012 - Certificate IV in Employment Services
Availability
CHC42015 - Certificate IV in Community Services
Availability
CHC42115 - Certificate IV in Community Development
Availability
CHC42215 - Certificate IV in Social Housing
Availability
CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Availability
CHC43115 - Certificate IV in Disability
Availability
CHC43215 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
Availability
CHC43315 - Certificate IV in Mental Health
Availability
CHC43415 - Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
Availability
CHC43515 - Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work
Availability
CHC44015 - Certificate IV in Coordination of volunteer programs
Availability
CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Availability
CHC50213 - Diploma of School Age Education and Care
Availability
CHC50313 - Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention
Availability
CHC50413 - Diploma of Youth Work
Availability
CHC50513 - Diploma of Youth Justice
Availability
CHC51115 - Diploma of Financial Counselling
Availability
CHC51712 - Diploma of Counselling
Availability
CHC52015 - Diploma of Community Services
Availability
CHC52108 - Diploma of Community Services (Financial counselling)
Availability
CHC52115 - Diploma of Community Development
Availability
CHC53215 - Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs
Availability
CHC53315 - Diploma of Mental Health
Availability
CHC53415 - Diploma of Leisure and Health
Availability
CHC62015 - Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
Availability

Legend: = Yes, = No

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Australian Apprenticeships may also be undertaken as part-time employment. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit the relevant State or Territory website for more detailed information (click on the State or Territory link provided).

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