Certificate I in Work Preparation (Community services)

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.



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

2 core units

1 elective unit

Elective units available include:

Group A OHS electives of which one is required for work preparation

Core units

add topic BSBCMM101A Apply basic communication skills

add topic CHCCS211A Prepare for work in the community sector

Group A OHS 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.

add topic CHCOHS312B Follow safety procedures for direct care work

add topic HLTOHS200B Participate in OHS processes

add topic HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS 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.


    Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills

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