2020 Enrolments Closed
Register your interest for the next intake in 2021.
This course is subsidised through S.A. Government. Eligibility and subsidy criteria apply. To check your eligibility visit www.skills.sa.gov.au.
This course is delivered mostly online but does have requirements for face-to-face, in classroom days. These are available in Adelaide (Hindmarsh) only. *This course requires minimum numbers to proceed.
Graduate job ready to provide client support, advocacy or intervention
Gain a broad qualification, offering an excellent pathway to work in a variety of community settings or community-based programs. Learn to design and deliver person-centred services to individuals or groups, use effective communication to build therapeutic relationships, and understand the legal requirements and ethics of a worker.
Workers may provide support, advocacy or interventions to individual clients, groups or communities across a range of services. The number of Welfare Support Workers is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years. Over 50 occupations fall under the community work banner including intake, support, case work, crisis intervention, team management and advocacy. SA Government subsidies are available for eligible applicants.
Key issues common to all areas of community work such as, mental health, family and domestic violence and working with diversity are covered. The electives chosen for this training program reflect the skills and knowledge required by workers to provide effective frontline responses.
Work Placement Requirements
- To achieve competency for this qualification, 50 hours of on-the-job learning and assessment must be completed. A current Working with Children check (within the last 12 months) is required before commencing work placement.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment
All applicants will be assessed for suitability and are required to undertake an online language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment.
Over 50 occupations fall under the community work banner including intake, support, case work, crisis intervention, team management and advocacy. Community Services sector roles include:
- Family Advisor / Intake worker
- Client Services Officer
- Community Development worker
The number of Welfare Support Workers grew moderately 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 (Source: Job Outlook, Australian Government).
Full Fee: $5000 | Participants eligible for S.A. Government subsidies: $1000 (Tuition Gap Fee)
Blended learning – Online and compulsory classroom sessions
Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this qualification. Students seeking recognition for all or part of a qualification must first complete the online Recognition Application.
Eligible to undertake a Diploma qualification.