To enrol into this course, you must meet one of the following entry requirements:
- hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in an area involving provision of direct client care or support;
- have skills equivalent to the qualification requirement validated through a recognition of prior learning process; and
- have substantial industry experience, on the job training and development along with supervisor assessment of capacity.
It is also recommended that you have sound literacy and numeracy skills.
No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.
It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.
You will also require a valid email address, personal stationery (pen and paper), and are required to wear closed-in, non-slip soled shoes when at TAFE.
You may be required to have full COVID-19 vaccination to undertake vocational placement in a range of Community Services organisations. Potential students are advised to seek current information as policies may be updated.
You will be required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of industry experience spread across the duration of your study. This may be in the context of paid work, or as a student in a formal vocational placement.
Need to know
For all students who are undertaking courses that include Vocational Placements in a high risk workplace, Queensland Health has directed that students must declare your COVID-19 Vaccination status and evidence to either TAFE Queensland or the placement provider.
This may require you providing us or the placement provider information on:
- Your vaccinate status
- Last date of vaccination
- Evidence of vaccine status
This requirement is in place for all students in affected courses, including TAFE at School students.
Those students who have a medical contraindication may be unable to complete the vocational placement component of their course. This means you may not be able to meet all of the requirements of your course and may not be able to graduate or receive your qualification.