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The Centre for Training in Social Housing is the RTO of the Community Housing Industry Association NSW

RTO No: 90400
© 2018 Community Housing Industry Association ABN 86 488 945 663

What You'll Study

Take a Look at the Units of Competency on Offer

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to function independently and to plan and undertake community work and associated services. The unit describes the application of knowledge of the broad social and cultural context in which work is planned and implemented in the community services industry. This unit applies to workers who seek to better understand their client groups and issues that impact on the lives of their clients and hence on their delivery of services.

CHCDEV002 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work & services

CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and promote diversity in the workplace, and to contribute to the planning of diversity policies and procedures. This may apply to internal work practices or external service delivery. This unit applies to individuals working in any type of leadership role across all industry sectors.

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander cultural safety

The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety. This unit applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts.

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities. This unit applies to people working in roles with managerial responsibility for legal and ethical compliance in small to medium sized organisations. There may or may not be a team of workers involved.

CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace briefing and support processes

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and support workers. This includes implementing support processes to manage stress and emotional wellbeing of self or colleagues working in varied health and community service contexts. It also involves facilitating structured debriefing sessions to colleagues following incidents with the potential to impact on health and wellbeing. This unit applies to leadership or management roles where the individual provides peer to peer support to colleagues and refers to specialised support services in line with organisation guidelines as required.

CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to identify and respond to the needs of clients who may be experiencing domestic and family violence, including responding to immediate intervention and support needs. This unit applies to health and community service workers providing services according to established organisation procedures. These workers may not be specialised family violence workers.

CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake case management meetings to plan, monitor and review service provision. Workers at this level work autonomously and are responsible for own outputs within organisation guidelines. This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services contexts.

CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess the diverse and multi-faceted needs of people and determine both internal and external services required to meet those needs. This unit applies in a range of community service contexts.

CHCSOH010 Work with clients within the social housing system

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist people who are looking for or need assistance with housing and accommodation. This unit applies to work in both tenancy and non-tenancy services within the social housing sector. Workers are required to exercise judgement and sensitivity when working with clients within clearly defined processes and procedures.

CHCSOH002 Manage and maintain tenancy agreements and services

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage tenancy agreements and associated housing services. This unit applies to work in a social housing context in agencies responsible for sustainable tenancy management. Workers are required to exercise judgement and sensitivity when working with clients within clearly defined processes and procedures.

BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change

This unit describes skills and knowledge required to determine strategic change requirements and opportunities; and to develop, implement and evaluate change management strategies. It applies to managers with responsibilities that extend across the organisation or across significant parts of a large organisation. They may have a dedicated role in human resources management, human resources development, or work in a strategic policy or planning area. The unit takes a structured approach to change management and applies to people with considerable work experience and organisational knowledge.

BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation. It applies to individuals working at a managerial level who facilitate work teams and build a positive culture within their work teams. At this level, work will normally be carried out using complex and diverse methods and procedures requiring the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision making strategies.

CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply specific communication techniques to establish, build and maintain relationships with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders based on respect and trust. This unit applies to work across a range of workplace contexts where workers at all levels may communicate with individuals and/or groups both in person and in writing.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless, including women and children experiencing family violence. This unit applies to work in a range of roles at any level within a community services and health context.

CHCSOH001 Work with people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness

CHCADV003 Represent clients in court

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to adequately support and represent clients as they work through the court or tribunal process. This unit applies to workers at any level in community services or advocacy settings who are responsible for providing formal advocacy services to clients in this capacity.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements. This unit applies to workers who have responsibility for WHS as part of their role, including workers with obligations under WHS legislation, persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs), or their officers (as defined by relevant legislation).

HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop communication protocols for a team or business unit. This unit applies to workers responsible for overseeing the communication of organisation-specific information to a range of internal and external stakeholders.

CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to engage consumers, analyse service needs of particular groups and develop programs and services to meet those needs. This unit applies to workers coordinating or managing teams and operations in varied service delivery contexts.

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.

CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues. This unit applies to support workers in contexts outside the mental health sector, but who come into contact with people with mental health issues. The services and support provided are not mental health specific.

CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond effectively to behaviours of concern of people. Skills are associated with handling difficult incidents rather than managing ongoing behaviour difficulties. The unit applies to workers in any context exposed to difficult and challenging behaviour.

CHCCSM004 Coordinate complex case management

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to coordinate multiple service requirements for clients with complex needs within a case management framework. Workers at this level work under supervision within established guidelines but take on a team leadership role in the coordination of services and service providers. This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services contexts.

CHCCSM006 Provide case management supervision

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to take a leadership role in the delivery of quality case management. This includes disseminating information and providing advice on practice issues relating to case management within the organisation. Workers at this level work autonomously and are responsible for own outputs within broad but defined organisation guidelines. This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services contexts.

CHCADV004 Represent the organisation in court or tribunal

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake work as an advocate of a service or organisation in a court or tribunal. This unit applies to workers typically in a leadership role in a community services or advocacy setting who are responsible for providing formal advocacy or representation.

CHCCDE010 Develop and lead community engagement strategies to enhance participation

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply advanced community engagement skills to increase participation in the community development environment. The high level engagement skills described in this unit apply to a range of workplace contexts involving skill development, application and evaluation of engagement strategies to ensure effective community participation in relevant projects and activities. This unit applies to workers in both health and community sectors and/or a community development work context. Workers at this level will be part of a professional team and have the responsibility of supervision of others.

BSBHRM513 Manage people performance

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage planning in relation to an organisation's workforce including researching requirements, developing objectives and strategies, implementing initiatives and monitoring and evaluating trends. It applies to individuals who are human resource managers or staff members with a role in a policy or planning unit that focuses on workforce planning.

BSBWOR403 Manage stress in the workplace

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify signs and sources of stress within job roles and according to key performance indicators (KPIs). Management strategies to aid recovery from stressful situations are also essential. It applies to individuals who work at a managerial level, have excellent communication skills and apply knowledge of organisational policies, occupational health and safety (OHS) and other relevant legislation.

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This unit applies to all workers.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist people who are looking for or need assistance with housing and accommodation. This unit applies to work in both tenancy and non-tenancy services within the social housing sector. Workers are required to exercise judgement and sensitivity when working with clients within clearly defined processes and procedures.

CHCSOH010 Work with clients within the social housing system

HLTWHS003 Maintain work health & safety

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team. This unit applies to workers who have a key role in maintaining WHS in an organisation, including duty of care for other workers.

CHCLEG001 Work legally & ethically

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role. This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities.