National Course Code: CHC34015
Training Package: CHC Community Services Training Package

Skills List: ✓
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(RTO #91618)

Study Mode: Face to face, RPL/Credit

Expected Duration: 3 – 12 months, depending on existing knowledge, credit transfers and industry experience.

Training and Assessment Locations: Either on site at our head office in Gymea 2227, or in your workplace depending on student numbers and appropriate learning environment available.

Qualification Description:

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

At this level, work takes place under the direction of others and supervision may be direct or indirect. Volunteers may also be required to lead volunteer teams and have limited responsibility for the output of others within a project or event.

Organisations may require volunteers to undergo relevant background checks.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 20 hours of volunteer work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. You will be required to source your own work placements, however Vital Training Solutions can assist you in identifying work placements.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Updated Qualification

The course in which you are enrolled is up to date. During your enrolment, if the course package is changed, Vital reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, Vital will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

Entry requirements for the Qualification

There are no academic requirements or pre-requisites for this qualification, however, the student must:

  • Be at least 15 years of age
  • have sound communication skills
  • undertake and complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Test
  • Must have a valid USI

You will be required to complete an initial assessment of your language, literacy and numeracy skills to see if you meet the ACSF level 3 requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, you may be required to complete additional foundation skills training with an approved provider prior to commencing this qualification.

Recognition of prior Learning

Credit or recognition for units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, and work or life experiences. Contact Administrative services for further Information, email us on

Course Pathways

  • Other Certificate III level programs from CHC Training Package
  • Other Certificate IV level programs from CHC Training Package
  • Other Diploma level programs from CHC Training Package

Possible Job/Volunteer Opportunities

  • Volunteer Team Leader
  • Various voluntary positions across a range of industries and contexts
What units to be completed by the students (10 units)
Unit TypeUnit CodeUnit Name
CoreCHCCOM002Use communication to build relationships
CoreCHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CoreCHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CoreCHCVOL001Be an effective volunteer
CoreHLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
CoreBSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and development
ElectiveBSBWOR204Use business technology
ElectiveBSBINM301Organise workplace information
ElectiveBSBMGT401Show leadership in the workplace
ElectiveBSBCMM401Make a presentation

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of electives available, we are able to tailor elective groups to a specific organisation. For more information on this, please email us on

The above list includes units being offered at Vital Training Solutions and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. If licensing in another State other than NSW is required, please check requirements with the relevant State.

How is the course assessed?

The course will be assessed in a competency-based mode. The student’s competency will be assessed at all levels according to competencies and performance criteria. The training package for each competency specifies the conditions and method of assessment. Assessment methods range from completing set tasks and activities, class attendance and participation, completion of assessments / projects and practical demonstrations in a simulated or workplace environment.

How much is the course?


The cost of this course is $1800. No more than $1500.00 will be accepted from a student at any one time. Payment plan options will be discussed with the student at the time of enrollment.

Smart and Skilled Student Fees
The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 02 9576 5045 for further information and advice.

First qualification $1,450
Second qualification $1,750
Concession $240
Non-government subsidised fee $5,250

*When enrolling under a Smart and Skilled entitlement and where you are eligible for 100% credit from previous studies, your student fee contribution will be zero. However, you will be required to pay an administration fee for the production of your testamur.*

How do I enrol?

Enrol now by heading to the Enrolment tab or contacting us via email on

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015, all students participating in Nationally Recognised Training in Australia will need to have a Unique Student Identifier, or USI. This includes students completing an apprenticeship, skill set, certificate or diploma course. A USI gives you access to your online USI account and will contain all of your nationally recognised training records and results from 1 January 2015 onwards. Your results will be available in your USI account in 2016. When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, you will often need to provide your training records and results. One of the main benefits of the USI is that you will have easy access to your training records and results throughout your life.

How to get a USI

It is free and easy for you to create your own USI. Your local Customer Service office can also provide further information and assistance.