The CHC Community Services Training Package contains qualifications relating to a range of job roles in the community services sector.
Qualifications within this package include those providing skills for people working in early childhood education and care, out of school hours care, mental health, aged care, disability services, alcohol and other drugs, education support, youth work, youth justice, career development, chaplaincy and pastoral care, celebrancy, financial counselling, relationship counselling, family dispute resolution, social housing, and volunteers across a range of different sectors, to name a few.
There is a range of qualifications in this package from Certificate I through to Graduate Diploma, as well as Skill Sets covering a variety of specific skill areas. These may be completed independently, or supplementary to a qualification to provide a definitive set of skills in a particular area or job role. Skill sets cover areas including carer support, administering medication, problem gambling, mediation and more.
Components of the CHC Community Services Training Package will be reviewed from time to time, generally according to the schedule outlined in the Industry Skills Forecasts relevant to the sectors covered by this training package. You can view and download the various Industry Skills Forecasts that relate to the CHC Community Services Training Package by visiting our Industry Engagement pages and selecting the Industry Reference Committee that covers the area you are interested in.
Projects that are currently open for feedback are listed below. We look forward to your involvement and receiving your input. For detailed instructions on how to submit your feedback, CLICK HERE.
to view and access a full list of the CHC Community Services Training Package qualifications.
Projects Open for Feedback
Certificate III in Community Safety Patrol Draft 1
Open for feedback 15.06.2020 to 10.07.2020
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to develop a new qualification, Certificate III in Community Safety Patrol.
Projects Closed for Feedback
Certificate III in Care Support Draft 2
Feedback closed 09.12.2019
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Aged Services Industry Reference Committee, is undertaking the development of an initial new qualification – the Certificate III in Care Support.
This work is being undertaken in response to recommendations from the Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce report, A Matter of Care - Australia’s Aged Care Workforce Strategy. The proposed qualification is aimed at ensuring workers are equipped with the skills required to work effectively in the aged care sector and provide quality care to their clients.
Certificate IV in Housing Draft 1
Feedback closed 13.12.2019
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to update the packaging rules of the Social Housing qualifications and update twelve Social Housing Units of Competency. This project is intended to reflect the initiatives the government has placed on social housing through proposed investment in the sector to upgrade the skills and knowledge required by public housing specialist staff.
Education Support Draft 2 Validation
Feedback closed 09.09.2019
The Education Support Draft 2 Qualifications and Units of Competency are now available for public consultation. These Training Package Products have been updated based on feedback received during the Draft 1 consultation period from November 2017-March 2018, as well as throughout the current consultation period for the Draft 2 Early Childhood Education and Care and School Age Care material.
The Draft 2 Education Support qualifications and units of competency have been complex due to a number of factors including
- Clarification of the job roles
- The separation of the early childhood (ECE) units from the existing qualifications
- Concerns expressed in relation to the structure and content of the Draft 1 Education Support (EDS) qualifications, and validated with data provided by a key stakeholder
We encourage those people who are active in the Education Support sector to review the Draft 2 Material and provide comment and feedback to guide the final draft.
To access the Draft 2 Validation Guide, which includes a summary mapping table, please scroll to the bottom of this page where the Validation Guide can be downloaded.
Online Wagering Draft 1
Feedback closed 27.09.2019
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Client Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is undertaking a project to develop a new Unit of Competency to address the responsible provision of online wagering services.
Certificate III in Ageing Support Draft 1
Feedback closed 24.05.2019
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Aged Services Industry Reference Committee is undertaking development of a new qualification – the Certificate III in Ageing Support.
This work is being undertaken in response to recommendations from the Aged Care Workforce Taskforce report “A Matter of Care – Australia’s Aged Care Workforce Strategy” and is aimed at ensuring workers are equipped with the skills required to work effectively in the aged care sector and provide quality care to their clients.