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CHC10212: Certificate I in Active Volunteering
This qualification covers people working in a volunteer capacity and includes foundation skills required by all volunteers to enable them to effectively undertake their volunteer work using basic practical skills required for the job.
These foundation skills cover being an effective volunteer, organising their own work routine efficiently and performing a sequence of routine tasks, given clear directions, understanding and following the organisation's occupational health, safety and welfare procedures thus engaging in safe work practices and interacting appropriately with clients, including receiving and passing on messages and information.
The Certificate I in Active Volunteering requires completion of 5 units of competency as follows:
Three Core Units
CHC VOL201B: Be an effective volunteer
BSB WOR404B: Develop work priorities
HLT WHS200A: Participate in WHS processes
Two Elective Units
Electives may be selected from other Community Services Training Package units. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs. Recommended electives: Any two units from Certificates II or III in Active Volunteering. Refer to the full list of units.
There are no formal academic requirements for potential candidates to enter this course. The course is applicable to individuals who are seeking to develop skills and knowledge or undertake professional development within their role as a volunteer.
Prior to the commencement of studies, candidates with disabilities should identify themselves to the trainer/assessor as they will in all likelihood be entitled to negotiate "reasonable adjustment" of the assessment process.
Candidates are required to demonstrate their competency by providing the necessary evidence by way of a mix of self-assessment checklists supported by Third Party references, written assessment, a portfolio of documents, practical activities and/or such other evidence as may be negotiated between the assessor and the candidate.
For the purpose of providing sufficient evidence of competency, candidates may be required to undertake volunteer work in a workplace engaging in not-for-profit or all-volunteer-group activities.