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COURSES

SLAC offers courses leading to nationally recognised qualifications in Business and Community Services.
For people interested in starting, changing and/or advancing their career to the Community Sector.

 

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services (case management)

 

Deliver, coordinate and manage person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities. Provide
supervision to other workers and volunteers in case management; coordinate existing and develop new service
programs.

Training pathways – Advanced Diploma and/or tertiary studies

Job pathways – Case Worker or Manager, Community Services Worker, Family Support Worker or Coordinator,
Program Coordinator, Group Facilitator/Coordinator.

16 months full-time (56 weeks) or two years flexible studies. Full-time program is approved by Centrelink.

Full -time schedule – two full days per week for face-to-face studies, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Allocate
another day per week for supported learning activities.

Individual training plans will be developed for students undertaking the course part-time, self-paced/on-line
studies and/or Recognition of Prior Learning, or in combination of in any or all of these.

For information about enrolment, fees and admin procedures please go to Administration.

 

CHC52115 Diploma of Community Development

 

Facilitate social action and support. Provide advocacy services. Provide community planning services. Manage
community resources. Improve quality of life and increase people’s skills.

Training pathways – Advanced Diploma and/or tertiary studies

Job pathways – Community Development Officer within the community sector and/or government, Neighbourhood House/Community Centre Manager, Community Projects Manager.

One full year full-time (48 weeks) or two years flexible studies. Full-time program is approved by Centrelink.

Full-time schedule – two full days per week for face-to-face studies, on Mondays and Tuesdays. Allocate another
day per week for supported learning activities.

Individual training plans will be developed for students undertaking the course part-time, self-paced/on-line
studies and/or Recognition of Prior Learning, or in combination of in any or all of these.

Dual Diploma Program – Diploma of Community Development and Community Services is available to eligible
students.

Please, contact the office for more details.

 

CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services Work

 

Areas of training:

• advanced communication skills in reading, listening and speaking
• writing skills as per workplace requirements
• conflict prevention, management and de-escalation in complex situations
• dealing with challenging behaviours
• foundations of case management
• support and promote community participation
• work within a community development framework
• develop and maintain networks

40 weeks part-time, one day per week.

 

CHC44015 Certificate IV in Coordination of Volunteer Programs

 

This course is available for Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Self-Paced/On-line Studies or Assessment
Only pathway for people currently employed in the community sector and wishing to enhance their career
opportunities in coordination/management roles. Individual training plans will be developed for students
undertaking these courses in any one or a combination of these methods.

Recognition of Prior Learning services provided by SLAC are not subsidised by government for any student.
Recognition of Prior Learning is a full fee service to all students. RPL fees are calculated for each candidate
individually.

 

For candidates holding relevant nationally recognised qualifications issued by TAFE or another RTO, credit
transfer for one or some units of competency can be granted. There is no fee for credit transfer. In this case,
the fees will be calculated based on the scheduled hours for the remaining units of competency. This will be
determined during enrolment interview when the Assessor will review candidate’s credentials and compare with
the qualification packaging rules.

Please, refer to Fees and Charges guide for more information.

 

CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services Work

 

20 weeks part-time, one day per week. For more information on units of competency, please check CHC22015
Certificate II in Community Services Work.

 

Learn Local

 

Get started with a pre-accredited program

 

These programs are designed to help learners gain the confidence and skills needed to look for a job or go on
to further study. They include courses in communication, job search skills, getting ready to go back to work and
literacy and numeracy.

SLAC offers the following Learn Local pre-accredited programs:

Digital Literacy and Computer Courses

Digital Literacy class in the Vietnamese language

Everyday English conversational classes

Cultural Learning Clubs

Adult Learning Facilitator Course

Bridging course to community work

Bridging course to Business – Customer Service and Handling Complaints

Bridging course to Business – Financials and OHS

Bridging Course to Business – Computers

VET Learning Support program

Advanced writing skills course

 

SLAC is registered with the Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board. The quality and structure of
all pre-accredited programs is regularly reviewed by the ACFE Board. More information about the ACFE Board is
available on the Department of Education and Training’s website.

For information about enrolment, fees and charges, go to Administration page.

 

Outreach

 

SLAC runs Everyday English Conversational Classes and Cultural Learning Clubs in outreach.

Everyday English at Springvale Rise Primary School on Mondays, 9.30 – 11.30am.

Cultural Learning Club (Digital Literacy) at Springvale Rise Primary School on Thursdays, 9.15am – 2pm.

Everyday English Conversational Class at Coral Drive Kinder (Hampton Park) on Wednesdays, 10am – 12.00pm

Everyday English Conversational Class at Hallam Gardens Kinder (Hallam) on Wednesdays, 1pm – 3pm.

We can organise classes and learning activities where they are needed. Please, contact us if you would like to

discuss the opportunity for us to work together.

 

Career Support

 

Career Support Service. Free, no obligation service. Open to anyone. By appointment.

Impartial, confidential and independent guidance on the next step for people who have been out of workforce, have to or want to change jobs, develop better skills or just for personal interest.

• Explore career opportunities
• Match opportunities with your interests and preferences
• Identify barriers and ways to overcome them
• Have a plan and receive mentoring support

To arrange an appointment, please call 9547 2647, or e-mail: projects @springvalelac.org.au