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Certificate I Active Volunteering

​The Certificate I Active Volunteering (CHC14015) course focuses on the core skills necessary to volunteer as part of a volunteering organisation. This course is designed for students to make positive community links whilst at school that they can continue to engage with post school.

This course runs over 2 years and the 5 units of competency that make up this course are clustered across 4 work folios that students are required to complete:

  1. Introduction to volunteering environments
  2. Safety in a volunteering environment
  3. The importance of diversity in volunteering
  4. Being a volunteer.

Within these folios students are required to participate in a variety of theory and practical activities to gain competency in each unit including oral questioning, role plays, worksheets, observations and third party reports.

Students are required to participate in at least 20 hours of external volunteering across the 2 years of the course and participate initially in some internal volunteering programs specific to the school to prepare students for these external volunteering experiences.

The volunteering organisations and activities accessed as part of this program are specific to each site and include but are not limited to - thrift shops, nursing home visits and meals on wheels.

Units of competency

  • FSKOCM01 - Participate in highly familiar spoken exchanges
  • FSKRDG01 - Recognise highly familiar workplace signs and symbols
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCVOL001 - Be an effective volunteer
  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety.