In a nutshell
If you’ve always wanted to work in the areas of healthcare or community services, but have no previous experience in the industry and don’t know where to start, then this CHCSS00088 Induction course from Open Colleges could be just the thing you’re looking for.
This skill-set is designed for people who have had no previous experience in the industry and focuses on teaching you the essentials such as how to communicate and work in health or community services, how to work with diverse people, how to follow safe work practices for direct client care and how to manage personal stressors in the work environment. By the end of the course you will have all the skills and knowledge required to launch your healthcare or community services career, or to continue studying and move onto CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services or the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support qualifications.
This course is delivered 100% online.
PLEASE NOTE – Open Colleges is a privately-run RTO, not government-run like a TAFE, so they cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.
What you’ll need
There are mandatory entry requirements for enrolling in this course.
It is recommended that students:
- Are 18 years old (note students under 18 will need permission from a parent or guardian to enrol)
- Have access to a modern computer with video / audio playback capabilities and high-speed internet
- Have access to Microsoft Office or equivalent
- Have basic computing skills, including ability to make a short video
- Have access to a digital video recording device to save and upload video/image files to OpenSpace, e.g., mobile phone/smartphone.
While completing this course, you will cover the following essential areas:
- Communicate and work in health or community services
- Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- Manage personal stressors in the work environment
- Work with diverse people
Why Open Colleges?
Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and they're now one of Australia's leaders in online education. In the last decade alone, they've helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers.
The common misconception is that studying online means that you’re studying alone, but at Open Colleges, they take great pride in the superior support provided to their students. They make it easy for you to get support when you need it with their student support team available Monday to Friday via email, phone and Live Chat and on the weekends, via Live Chat (when available). They’re here, in tandem with trainers and assessors, to make sure you’re supported the whole way through your course, from the time you enrol right through to your graduation.