Would you like to make a difference in the lives of young people? This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to take on roles where you will be responsible for the development and outcomes of programs and services for young people.
You will learn how to develop, implement and review services and programs to meet your client's needs along with the implementation of procedures to enable young people to address their needs. You will gain skills in assessing the needs of clients with alcohol and drug issues and be equipped to respond to individuals at risk of suicide. You will also learn how to plan and conduct group activities, support young people to create opportunities in their lives and to take collective action if needed.
As part of your studies you will establish and monitor a case plan.
This course may provide you with the opportunities to take a leading roll in a variety of services that offer support and guidance to young people.
In 2014 Box Hill Institute intends to offer a Bachelor of Community Services (to be confirmed). Student will have the opportunity to pathway directly into the degree qualification.
You must have:
Beginning of year – VTAC
Mid Year- Direct entry
If you have any enquiries please contact Health and Community Services on 9286 9106
VTAC - Beginning of year entry
To apply for a full time position in this course you must use the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) process. Details of the VTAC application process are at http://www.vtac.edu.au and in the VTAC Guide, which is available from leading newsagents and libraries from August. If the Institute still has vacancies after the VTAC places have been offered, you will be able to apply directly to the Institute.
You also need to download a Box Hill Institute application form to enrol in this course.
To apply for a part time place (or off campus place if applicable) in this course, you will need to contact the Institute directly.
Direct Entry – Mid year entry
You will need to download a Box Hill Institute application form to enroll in this course.
You should attend the following information session being held at the Elgar Campus, Building 3, - 465 Elgar Road Box Hill on:
If you have any queries, please contact the Institute on 1300 BOX HILL (1300 269 445).
Assessment of Application (VTAC) and/or Box Hill Institute application form
This course is subject to Government subsidy for eligible students. Complete the eligibility survey now to see if you will receive government assistance for this course. If you are not eligible for government subsidy, the full fee will apply.
Full Fee - contact the Institute.If you are an employer seeking training for groups of employees, contact the Institute for a customised package.
Advanced Standing is approved recognition of prior learning that is displayed as an Exemption (EX) on the student’s academic record. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC) takes into account the knowledge and skills you’ve already gained through your previous education and work. This may be through formal or informal training, paid or unpaid work experience, and can earn you credit if relevant to your chosen course.
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to assess client needs in the context of identifying options for delivery of community services to support their needs
This unit includes applying standard processes and procedures to providing a comprehensive assessment of clients' alcohol and other drugs (AOD) and other needs, developing case plans based on the assessment, and referring clients to other services as required
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to work within a community development framework
A community development framework may include a range of methods designed to strengthen and develop communities by enhancing individual and group capacity to confidently engage with community structures and to address problems and issues
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to facilitate all aspects of case planning
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to apply higher level communication skills that underpin effective workplace operations.
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to maintain the application of legal and ethical work practices by monitoring, coordinating and promoting their importance in providing community services and supporting duty of care requirements
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to identify, develop, implement, monitor and review programs to meet the needs of clients
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required by those working at a management level to maintain an effective work environment in a community sector work context
It includes monitoring, coordinating and promoting ethical, safe and effective work practices in line with established work requirements
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to use appropriate counselling and facilitation skills to thoroughly explore client issues and identify possible options by providing a safe and supportive environment which encourages clients to be actively involved in seeking their own solutions
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to participate in, establish and lead a range of informal and formal groups in a variety of settings
This unit describes the knowledge, skills and attitudes required by workers in community services and health settings to work in a consumer directed and oriented way with consumers who are living with mental health issues
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to liaise and facilitate linkages between community services including specialist and generalist services in the community to ensure support of people in need
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to monitor and upgrade organisation approaches to young people with highly complex problems
This unit identifies the knowledge and skills needed to enable young people to participate in the decision-making that affect their lives
It describes 'power with' community development processes with young people
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to devise, set up, coordinate, deliver and evaluate activities and programs for individuals and groups
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to provide guidance and role models to young people and their families to maintain positive and supportive relationships while identifying problems and establishing goals for change based on maintaining support from family and the general community
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to develop a case management plan to address specific client needs
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by community workers to provide services to people with complex needs
This unit describes basic competencies required by community service workers to provide sensitive and effective intervention where risk of self-harm or suicide has been identified
The focus is on identifying and managing immediate suicide risk in the context of a supportive helping relationship that seeks to work collaboratively with the person at risk to achieve safe outcomes
Safe outcomes in this context include a clear safety plan for addressing any immediate danger to the person at risk or others, mobilising access to emergency medical help when needed and facilitating links with further care
The unit relates to managing imminent risk in ways which provide opportunity for more comprehensive assessment and the provision of further help
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to address duty of care requirements, working within an ethical framework and applying relevant legislation, codes of conduct, international agreements (such as CROC - Convention on the Rights of the Child), policies and procedures in identifying, responding and supporting children's and young people's rights and safety
This unit covers productive diversity management to maximise workforce effectiveness. It includes contributing to, promoting and monitoring a diversity strategy; facilitating the development of a workforce that promotes and values diversity; and facilitating communication with a diverse workforce.In practice, managing diversity occurs in the context of other generalist or specialist work activities such as managing compliance, managing people and performance, managing recruitment and selection, managing employee relations, managing client service etc. This unit is one of a series of 6 competencies relating to diversity in the public sector, located in the Competency fields of Working in Government and Management. Related units of competency are: PSPGOV201B Work in a public sector environment PSPGOV308B Work effectively with diversity PSPGOV408A Value diversity PSPGOV505A Promote diversity PSPMNGT702A Influence and shape diversity management This unit replaces and is equivalent to PSPMNGT605A Manage diversity.
This unit specifies the workplace performance required by an individual responsible for ongoing management of OHS within an area of management responsibility, where the OHS management processes have been set up by other persons, either internal or external to the organisation
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to assist young people to identify the challenges and opportunities in their lives and to work towards their goals on an individual or group level
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to develop an agency approach to young people in crisis