CHCSS00087 Risk Management Skill Set

This course will enhance your existing knowledge in the areas of Managing Risk, Managing Legal and Ethical Compliance and also how to Manage Work Health and Safety.

You will learn to identify and evaluate risks, establish the risk context and then select and implement treatments. You’ll also learn how to undertake research relating to legal compliance, determine ethical responsibilities and monitor compliance, as well as establishing, monitoring and maintaining work health and safety standards.

These are essential skills for anyone wanting to hold a managerial role within the community services sector.

Risk management helps a person to make better decisions for a client and organisation, to reduce negative impacts that may arise, and to look for opportunities that create a positive impact on an organisation.

This skill set has been endorsed by industry as suitable for individuals who hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in a related field or who have skills equivalent to the qualification requirement validated through a recognition of prior learning process.

Course Outcomes

This is an interactive and supportive course, and includes trainer support from industry experts to help you achieve your goals. You will have the chance to attend weekly live online classes and also live chat sessions. During these, you will learn additional skills that will either clarify or enhance your learning from the course.

In this course you’ll learn to

  • Establish risk context
  • Identify risks
  • Analyse risks
  • Select and implement treatments
  • Research information required for legal compliance
  • Determine ethical responsibilities
  • Develop and communicate policies and procedures
  • Establish work health and safety practices
  • Facilitate consultation, cooperation and communication
  • Monitor compliance with risk control processes
  • Evaluate and maintain WHS

Career Opportunities

The Community Services industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors in Australis with an estimate of over 50,000 new jobs to be created within the industry by 2020 (Source: joboutlook.gov.au). There are also many job options in the community services sector. For more information about some of these and more you can read our articles “Support and Lead Colleagues in Case Management Practice“, “Want to Start a Career in Community Services?” or “Working in the Community Services sector- the diversity of roles“.

Job Roles include

  • Case Manager
  • Community Support Manager
  • Leisure and health coordinator
  • Family Support Officer
  • Team Leader
  • Compliance Officer

Community Services Qualification Pathways

After completing the CHCSS00087 Risk Management, you might like to continue on with the CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services or CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.

Several units of competency in the CHCSS00087 Risk Management are also included in various otherCommunity Services and Counselling courses. One of our team will be happy to discuss which credits you could apply towards attaining other qualifications, reducing the time and cost to you.


The CHCSS00087 Risk Management Skill Set runs for 3 months but you can complete faster than this if you wish.

Delivery & Support

The course is delivered entirely online via e-learning, recorded videos, links and downloadable tools and activities. In addition, you can attend optional periodic online group chat sessions hosted by Australian Industry experienced trainers and assessors.

Learners are required to have a supervisor in their community services/health field sign their third party assessments to confirm tasks are performed in the workplace.


There are 3 subjects in the CHCSS00087 Risk Management Skill Set.


There are no exams. Instead you test your learning by completing quiz questions and open book self-paced assessment activities throughout each subject. All subjects include a free re-submission if you are not successful on your first attempt.

You may also complete a range of ‘on the job’ workplace-based assessments.

If you already have the skills and knowledge required to attain any (or all) of these subjects, you might like to enrol as ‘Assessment Only’. This Recognition of Prior Learning means you don’t have to study those subjects again, instead just doing the assessments for a reduced course price. For more details please speak with the Course Consultants.

Skill Set Requirements

The CHCSS00087 Risk Management Skill Set has been endorsed by the industry as suitable for individuals who:

  • hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in a related field or
  • have skills equivalent to the qualification requirement validated through recognition of prior learning process
  • Currently work in the community services industry

Additional Requirements

We recommend you have language, literacy and numeracy skills sufficient to allow you to interpret documents and prepare written reports when completing the CHCSS00087 Risk Management Skill Set.

You need access to an internet-connected computer for the duration of the course.

If you intend to apply for a Loan or Funding option (where available) to pay for your tuition fees, additional entry criteria may apply as detailed in the Pricing Options.

Option 1: Monthly Payment Plan

An interest-free payment plan of $375 per month x 3 months = $1,125.

Option 2: Corporate

For group enrolments please call our Corporate team on 0438 099 041 or enter your details here and we will get back to you.

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Reasons to study the CHCSS00087 Risk Management Skill Set with Australis College include:

Course Content

We wrote the CHCSS00087 Risk Management Skill Set course ourselves, authored by practitioners who are not just qualified trainers but who have worked in various case management and community services roles for many years.

Always check out the course content (and learning platform) BEFORE you enrol. Is it current, contextualised and engaging, or generic off the shelf content? Content quality will make or break your learning experience.

Trainer Experience

Our trainers work in the industry. They do what you want to do, and they will show you how it really works. (Check out the trainers and assessors of other providers, make sure they are not just academics or former students but have actually worked in the industry and been everything from Support Officers through to Case Managers).

Having a great trainer is critical to graduating with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

But wait….there’s more!

Your time and your career are too important to risk with the wrong training provider. For more details on choosing a training provider for the CHCSS00087 Risk Management Skill Set, please also take a look at Why Australis?