Community Development Short Course
KEEN TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY?
PASSIONATE ABOUT BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE FOR THE PEOPLE YOU CARE ABOUT?
WANT TO BE EMPOWERED TO HELP OTHERS?
A career in Community Development may be for you! Tranby National Indigenous Adult Education & Training is offering a Short Course in Community Development, a pathway into diverse and fulfilling work in community service.
What is Community Development?
It’s about developing community resources and empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It’s working together to deliver services and programs that help build stronger, more capable and sustainable communities. These services could be in the social, health, environment, economic, arts and culture or recreation sectors – so a career in community development offers lots of options, depending on where your interests lie.
What are the career path options?
There are a lot of opportunities in community development. People who have completed the full CHC42115 Certificate IV in Community Development have taken roles such as:
• Community Worker (in sectors like health, environment, arts and culture)
• Community Development Worker for Social Housing
• Community Education Worker
• Neighbourhood Centre Worker
• Neighbourhood Centre Manager
Who should apply?
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are keen to work in (or already have a job in) community organisations that support their community’s growth, wellness and prosperity.
How does the course work?
It’s delivered over two face-to-face training sessions (we call them ‘Blocks’). Each Block runs for five days, and is held at Tranby’s campus in Glebe, Sydney. We offer a unique and culturally competent learning environment that supports and nurtures Indigenous adult students.
Students also spend at least 15 hours per week between Blocks undertaking research, reading and assessment activities. Assessments must be submitted prior to the second Block.
Students who successfully complete one or more units of competency will be awarded a statement of attainment towards CCHC42115 Certificate IV in Community Development.
What does it cost?
The training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Transport and accommodation costs for students travelling to Sydney is provided in accordance with Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet ‘Away from Base’ guidelines. ABSTUDY support is based on individual circumstances.
What will I study?
You’ll learn about community services workers and what they do; working within a community development framework; participation and engagement strategies, developing community resources and empowering Indigenous communities.
UNITS OF COMPETENCY
CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework
CHCCDE004 Implement participation and engagement strategies
CHCCDE005 Develop and support relevant community resources
CHCCDE006 Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs
When is it?
Block 1 - 5 days - November 2017
Block 2 - 5 days - Early 2018