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Duration Part-time: 6 Weeks

Course description

Health and Community Services Induction

Do you have an empathetic nature, good people skills and are looking for flexible work? Then a career in health or community services may be what you are looking for. 

But where do you start?  

The CHCSS00088- Induction Skill Set is an introductory group of units that provide you with competencies required for a range of qualifications across health and community services, allowing you to learn more about these industries to help you decide on your career pathway and even gain credits and work skills that could make commencing a traineeship in these fields easier. This 6 week health and community services induction program is designed to teach you to communicate and work in industry, work with diverse people, follow safe work practices and to manage personal stressors at work.  

After completing the course, you may pathway to the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support or CHC32015 - Certificate III in Community Services at The Gordon, or may wish to develop your transferrable skills further and continue to explore career options through the 22630VIC Cert III in Community Services, Health Support and Digital Technologies*. 

* not currently offered by The Gordon 

For those not eligible for funding, you may apply for a sponsored scholarship positions, however, there are limited numbers.

This program is a pilot for a Department of Education - WTIF for the 22630VIC - Certificate III in Community Services, Health Support and Digital Technologies.

Possible career outcomes

  • Home care worker 
  • Patient Services Assistant 
  • Personal Care Assistant Trainee 
  • Allied Health Trainee 

Applications & attendance

Applications for this course are not currently open.

Please contact customer service on 52250538 during business hours to discuss upcoming intake dates.

Please contact Customer Service on 5225 0800 to discuss upcoming intakes.


Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.

  • Applicants are expected to have literacy skills at Year 11 or Year 12 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2.

  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Free TAFE. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Pre-training review

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Communicate and work in health or community services CHCCOM005 30
Follow safe work practices for direct client care HLTWHS002 25
Manage personal stressors in the work environment HLTWHS006 25
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001 40


Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Face-to-Face – On Campus
  • ​Online self-paced delivery
  • Combination

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.00 per hour 120 AUD $0.00 AUD $1,260.00
Standard Tuition AUD $0.00 per hour 120 AUD $0.00 AUD $1,260.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $8.75 per hour 120 AUD $1,050.00


All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 9/04/2024 10:01:03 AM