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CHC10108 - Certificate I in Work Preparation (Community services) (Release 2)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 07/May/2012
(View details for release 1) Replaced25/Mar/2011

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DeletedDeleted from CHC08 Community Services Training Package07/Dec/2015
Supersedes and is equivalent to CHC10102 - Certificate I in Work Preparation (Community Services)24/Mar/2011

Training packages that include this qualification


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 561999 Clerical And Office Support Workers Nec 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 63 Intermediate Service Workers 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1205 Employment Skills Programmes 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 524 Certificate I 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Community Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A No Specific Job Role 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 561999 Clerical And Office Support Workers Nec 02/Feb/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 63 Intermediate Service Workers 02/Feb/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1205 Employment Skills Programmes 02/Feb/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 524 Certificate I 02/Feb/2009 
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Modification History

CHC08 Version 3

CHC08 Version 4


CHC10108 Certificate I in Work Preparation (Community Services)

CHC10108 Certificate I in Work Preparation (Community Services)

ISC upgrades of unit codes

No change to qualification outcome


This qualification provides an exposure to work in the community services industry.

This is a pathway qualification that may lead to a VET in Schools qualification, career clarification and greater participation of equity groups. It may also serve as a basis for workplace entry training for people with a disability seeking employment in business service or open employment.

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules


3 units are required for award of this qualification, including:

  • 2 core units
  • 1 elective unit

Elective units available include:

  • Group A WHS electives of which one is required for work preparation

Core units 

BSBCMM101A Apply basic communication skills

CHCCS211B Prepare for work in the community sector

Group A WHS electives  - one unit must be selected 

One occupational health and safety unit must  be selected as preparation for entering work. One of the following units or another unit that provides equivalent skills and knowledge may be selected in line with the Packaging Rules.

CHCWHS312A Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work

HLTWHS200A Participate in WHS processes

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking work in community services need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Indigenous clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.

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